• Scholarship recipients announced

    Recent high school graduates Monroe Albertson, Allison Green, Ashley Green, Sawyer Keller and Ryan Sanders were recently named 2014 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math- or science-related …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1994.

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  • Honor students named

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2014 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its May meeting in the Rider Room, First Community Bank, Batesville. Regent Anne Moore called the meeting to order and led the ritual. Dora Kate Lee served as acting chaplain. …

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  • BAT Mobile returns

    The Cadillac driver, who first ignored the stop signs and numerous flashing lights, was immediately surrounded by officers who pulled him from the car. A syringe, along with a large quantity of Honeycomb cereal fell from his pants and was strewn along the pavement while …

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  • Offices to close for holiday

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. However, regular trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. The Independence County Library will be closed …

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  • Concealing drugs doesn’t work; woman sentenced

    It wasn’t the first time Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods had dealt with Monica Faye Hobbs and he knew she was lying and hiding drugs inside her body. Ultimately, a baggie containing methamphetamine was recovered and Hobbs was recently sentenced to five years probation by …

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  • Students write to soldiers

    NEWARK — Their recipients are unknown, but their messages personal. “I pray for you every night. Thank you for caring about me and this world. …” — Keylee Harris, third grade. “You are very tuff for fiting (fighting) in the rmmie (army). …” — Emilee …

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  • Future isn’t so bright for sunglasses shoplifter

    The future isn’t looking too bright for a 27-year-old after he took a pair of sunglasses from Walmart. Bryan P. Howard of Batesville faces a shoplifting charge after he removed the barcode off a $20 pair of glasses and left without paying for them. Confronted …

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  • Veterans/best friends graduate college together

    NEWARK — Batesville native Joshua Morrison said he didn’t care much for Robert Martineau when he first met him 14 years ago due to his blunt comments and “Northern personality.” But little did he know he had met his best friend who would help him …

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  • Memorial Day services listed

    Desha DESHA — The annual Memorial Day service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Alderbrook Cemetery in Desha. The event is open to the public. For more information call (870) 251-2634.   Izard County Veterans Association MELBOURNE — A Memorial Day ceremony will be …

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  • Checks forged on local business

    A Little Rock man faces two felony counts after he cashed one check on Vital Link for $2,150.44 and attempted to cash another one. Shawn Ross of 5810 Snoopy Lane was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with two counts of second-degree forgery. According to …

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