• Luminaria bags offered for Izard County Relay for Life

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life is now selling luminaria for the ceremony to be held May 31. Luminaria bags are $5 each and will light the track on the night of the ceremony. A picture luminaria is being offered for $10. A …

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  • Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 hosts open house

    SEARCY — The Rolling Thunder Inc. Chapter 2 in Searcy will have an open house and meet and greet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday at Lightle Center, located at 2200 East Moore in Searcy. The purpose of the event is to get to know …

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  • Calico farmer’s market to open

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Farmers’ Market will begin its seventh season of operations April 20, according to market manager Rich Fischer. The market will continue to be coordinated by the Calico Rock Organization for Revitalization Efforts. Past and new vendors may register now. Items …

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  • Registration opens at Ozarka

    MELBOURNE — Summer and fall registration has opened for new and returning students at Ozarka College. Summer I classes begin May 28 and the summer II session begins July 1. Fall classes begin Aug. 19. New student orientation is required for all degree-seeking new and …

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  • Cemetery cleanup set

    CHARLOTTE — A cleanup at Center Grove Cemetery at Charlotte will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring rakes and tools.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This building in Mount Pleasant served as the area’s hospital from the time of its dedication on May 31, 1928, until it closed in early 1941. According to an article written by Craig Ogilvie in the July 2011 edition of the Izard County Historian, Dr. …

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  • ‘Unfortunate affray’ led to 1877 death of farms’ founder

    SULPHUR ROCK — Five Carter families who are descended from Rufus Harvison still own parts of the land Harvison homesteaded in Independence County in 1852. The Carters were recently recognized by the Independence County Quorum Court for being among several farmers in northeast Arkansas also …

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  • Weight management is topic

    White River Medical Center in Batesville is hosting a free Community Health Education event on weight management from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging. WRMC’s Cardiac Rehab supervisor, Jennifer Coleman, will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 10, 1993.

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  • ‘You’ve got to have skin in the game’ – ICEDC wants to continue economic development tax

    The county’s quarter-cent economic development tax is due to “sunset” (end) in December, and supporters are gearing up for a campaign to continue the tax. Wednesday night, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and Independence County Economic Development Commission members came together with city and county …

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  • Police chase ends in arrest

    A police chase and manhunt that lasted for more than an hour Tuesday afternoon ended with the arrest of John H. Figueroa, 36, of Fairfield Bay in a remote area of Grassy Creek near the Independence and Cleburne County lines. Pleasant Plains Marshal Matthew Thomas …

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  • CR employees to get pay raise

    NEWARK — Employees of the Cedar Ridge School District will soon be seeing a little more money in their paychecks. The Cedar Ridge School Board Tuesday night approved a $200 across-the-board salary increase for certified and classified employees. The cost will be about $34,000 to …

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