• Search for lost woman ends with man taken into custody

    As one group of police officers were trying to find a woman lost in the woods north of Batesville, another group was arresting her friend on drug charges. Deputy Michael Darr and other officers were dispatched to an area off Chinn Springs Road around 10:45 …

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  • Man who became violent at club transported to county jail

    A Floral man reportedly causing problems for staff at a local club was arrested for public intoxication after telling police he could not find anyone to drive him home. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods was dispatched to the Moose Lodge shortly before 3 a.m. Sept. …

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  • Alcohol, meth top Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Two Izard County residents were arrested last week for intoxication, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Christopher John Frey Jr., 48, of Brockwell was arrested Thursday night for public intoxication following an incident at Mount Pleasant. Frey remains in the Izard …

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  • Arrests include drugs, battery

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested last week following a fight in that city, according to a report from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Richard Jules Crouch, 43, was arrested Wednesday and charged with third-degree battery and public intoxication. Crouch was transferred to a mental facility …

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  • WRMC to host event

    White River Medical Center will host Business After Hours from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the conference room inside the Josephine Raye Rogers building. Business After Hours provides chamber members the opportunity to meet new people, renew old friendships and make new business …

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  • School plans festival

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary and preschool will have its annual fall festival from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Children’s games and activities will be available for nominal fees including a cake walk and book walk, concessions and a barbecue dinner. Admission is free.

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  • C-Ridge calls special meeting

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room to discuss personnel.

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  • Roller-Crouch honored

    Roller-Crouch Funeral Home has been honored by the National Funeral Directors Association with the 2014 Pursuit of Excellence Award. Only 151 firms from around the world received this recognition, placing Roller-Crouch Funeral Home among an elite group of funeral service providers. Pursuit of Excellence Award …

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  • WRMC named Breast Imaging Center of Excellence

    With Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, it was a great time for White River Medical Center to receive the news that it has been designated a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology. WRMC is one of four facilities in …

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  • Ozarka College offers free GED practice through Friday

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has received information concerning a free option for students to take the GED READY practice GED test. The free version will only be available for a limited time. Currently, students must score a 9.0 on the Test of Adult Basic Education …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 20, 1995.

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  • Abduction survivor speaks at Harding University

    SEARCY (AP) — A renowned survivor of a kidnapping and sexual abuse in Utah said it says a lot about a place to have an abuse relief establishment like Searcy’s Child Safety Center. Elizabeth Smart said after she endured abuse for nine months at the …

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