• County, cities negotiate

    Negotiations have begun on the issue of funding the Independence County Jail. At Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, Newark Mayor Jim Cunningham spoke to the court on behalf of the mayors in the county to negotiate a percentage of district fines that would …

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  • Man found to have warrant for battery, assault

    MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies were dispatched Sunday to the Jay Street area of Melbourne in response to a suspicious person and ended up arresting one man, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Adam Pinkston, 42, of Melbourne was arrested on an Oklahoma warrant charging him …

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  • Ramsey Mountain to be blocked

    The Arkansas State Police will be assisting local authorities with the recovery of a railcar along the roadside near the bottom of Ramsey Mountain following a recent tractor-trailer accident. Recovery of the railcar is planned for 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to Chief Jermey Qualls with …

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  • Woman arrested for fraud

    A Southside woman who reportedly put on a ball cap and walked out of the Batesville Walmart without paying has been arrested for fraudulent use of a credit card. Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said in a court affidavit that officers …

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  • Southside suspends student

    SOUTHSIDE —The Southside School Board voted in special session Thursday night to suspend a high school student, Superintendent Roger Rich said. The recommendation is the result of ongoing behavior problems and the suspension will continue until the 14-year-old can be placed in a court-ordered juvenile …

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  • Health unit postpones next week’s flu clinics

    The Independence County mass flu clinics scheduled for next week have been postponed due to a delay in shipment from the flu vaccine’s distributor, according to officials. The school clinics will proceed as scheduled, but officials have canceled the mass flu clinics at Newark, Cushman, …

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  • Museum to host Fall Family Day

    Old Independence Regional Museum will celebrate the fall season with the eighth annual Fall Family Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free and open to the public. This year’s program is “Wheels” themed and will feature a variety of vehicles …

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  • Discovering more historical resources

    David Stricklin will be guest speaker during a 2 p.m. program Sunday at Old Independence Regional Museum that showcases a number of historical documents, photographs and other resources that can be found at the Butler Center in Little Rock, said Twyla Wright, curator. The program, …

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  • Chili fundraiser being held to benefit Ethel O. Miller center

    The annual Ethel O. Miller Historical Preservation Association chili fundraiser will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Fellowship Hall, located at the corner of Ninth and Oak streets in Batesville. The meal includes a 16-ounce bowl of chili, …

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  • Bowling alley celebrates Ozarka’s 40th year

    HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Lanes in Horseshoe Bend has partnered with Ozarka College to again host a family fun day for all employees and their guests. Full- and part-time Ozarka employees will have the opportunity to bowl unlimited games free of charge from 11 a.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 5, 1995.

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  • Horseshoe man awarded

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Arkansas State University at Mountain Home has named a Horseshoe Bend resident as its first recipient of the Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers scholarship, according to a news release. The $500 scholarship is designed to recognize and assist a …

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