• Cedar Ridge schools awarded grants

    NEWARK — Two schools of the Cedar Ridge School District have been awarded Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grants, according to a news release. Cord-Charlotte Elementary has been awarded a $30,000 grant while Newark Elementary will receive $15,000. The JUA is a competitive application process made …

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  • Extra! Extra! Selling papers taught boys work ethic

    Editor’s note:  This is the second story in an occasional series about Guard newspaper carriers. To recommend a current or former carrier for an upcoming story, call Circulation Manager Christine Brown at (870) 793-2383. Paperboys peddling down the sidewalk on their bicycles are a symbol of …

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  • Two kids found walking alone

    Two toddlers found on the side of the road by a probation and parole officer resulted in child endangerment charges, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Becky Gould was on her way to church when she came upon a 1-year-old and …

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  • Pocket park to get market

    Batesville Main Street Farmers Market will open in the pocket park on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon June 14. Available for sale will be fresh, locally grown vegetables and produce and locally raised meat, eggs and dairy. Booth space will be available for …

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  • Man enters house with switchblade

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan man was arrested Friday after being caught inside a woman’s home with a switchblade knife and threatening her, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. He also faces other charges. Michael Wilson, 52, will be charged with possession of a prohibited …

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  • C-Ridge board discusses health center, vehicles

    NEWARK — School-based health will soon be coming to the Cedar Ridge School District after it received a $150,000 grant for a health center to be housed at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. Cord-Charlotte Elementary Principal Susi Epperson presented the news at the Cedar Ridge School …

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  • Melbourne board OKs calendar

    MELBOURNE — The first day of classes at the Melbourne School District has been set for Aug. 18 after the Melbourne School Board recently approved the 2014-15 academic calendar at its recent meeting. According to Superintendent Gerald Cooper, the last day of school will be …

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  • Veterans meeting announced

    Pleasant Plains — The Veterans Outreach Ministries will host one of a series of statewide meetings for all veterans at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10007, 250 East Club Road, Pleasant Plains. Veterans of all ages from White, Jackson and …

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  • FWS to hear comments on critical habitat

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a 60-day comment period to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the critical habitat proposal designations, ask questions and submit their comments in person. A public meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at …

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  • Sharp County 4-H’ers compete

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members participated in the annual Dairy Foods Contest on April 28. Each participant selected a recipe in the main dish and/or party idea category. Recipes were required to contain at least three dairy-based products such as milk, butter, sour …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1994.

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  • Tips given for safe traveling with pets

    Memorial Day symbolizes the start of summer for you and your pet. Before you start planning trips to the beach and summer getaways, keep in mind that it’s important to plan ahead for pet travel and always keep the best interests of your furry, four-legged …

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