• Greenhouse ribbon cutting set

    SULPHUR ROCK — A ribbon cutting will be held at the newly built greenhouse at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary at 10 a.m. Thursday at 480 N. Main St., according to a news release. The greenhouse will serve as an outdoor ecology lab, according to Pam …

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  • Economic Commission to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce office located at 409 Vine St. All meetings are open to the public. For more information contact Independence County Economic Development Director …

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  • Tribute to Johnny Cash set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will have its fourth annual Tribute to Johnny Cash Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 6. Arkansas guitarist Charlie White will lead the lineup of performers featuring the legendary drummer for Cash’s band, W.S. “Fluke” …

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  • Used book sale is in progress

    NEWPORT — Friends of the Jackson County Library are having a used book sale today through June 6 at the library, located at 213 Walnut St. in Newport. All proceeds from the sale will help provide new programs and new items for the library.

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  • Grubbs reunion to be Saturday

    GRUBBS — A Grubbs Public School multi-year reunion will be from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at Grubbs High School cafeteria. A potluck will be served from 6 to 8. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish or drink. A dance with a …

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  • ‘Financing for Life’ to be held

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Business, Technology and Public Service Division will offer a special topics course during the upcoming fall semester titled Financing for Life. The one-hour credit course will meet from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays with instructor James C. Johnson. …

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  • Couple to observe 80th birthdays

    CHARLOTTE — Orville and Mary Arms of Charlotte will celebrate their 80th birthdays with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Charlotte Church of Christ, located on White Drive in Charlotte. Mr. Arms is retired from Cord-Charlotte Schools, where he was a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 20, 1993.

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  • Little library designed to inspire others

    Dick and Nancy Bernard just wanted to make their neighborhood a little nicer so they created a little library in their front yard to share books with their neighbors who are invited to take a book and leave a book. The little library idea came …

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  • Climber falls from bluff

    JAMESTOWN — An unidentified man fell 30 feet from a Jamestown bluff on Saturday morning, according to Pleasant Plains Volunteer Fire Department Chief Stacey Caplener. The call came in shortly before 10 a.m. and the man, who wasn’t from the area, was with a group …

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  • 3 men arrested after undercover drug operation

    MELBOURNE — An undercover drug buy led to the arrests of three Izard County men, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing undercover drug buy operation conducted by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, the 16th Judicial District Drug …

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  • DWI, drugs mark weekend arrests – Man jailed for roaming neighborhood in underwear

    DWI, drugs and dealing with a person who claimed the government had plans to kill him as well as a man reportedly roaming the neighborhood in his tighty whities were just part of the weekend activities for the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. On Saturday, Officer …

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