• Cherokee Village author’s book released nationally

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Sharp County author Joel Harris celebrated the nationwide release of his new novel, “Rise of the Carrion Lord,” last week, said James Branscum, marketing representative. The book is classified as middle level fantasy. “The inspiration for ‘Rise of the Carrion Lord’ came …

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  • Musician to perform

    Hastings Entertainment of Batesville will feature musician Wyman Lee of Salem for an afternoon of music from 1 to 3 Saturday. Lee began playing guitar at 14. His primary music interests have been country and gospel. During this time Wyman worked with a variety of …

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  • Former resident chosen to National Advisory Board

    From a nationwide pool of highly qualified teachers, former local resident Kelly Chaney was recently selected to be a member of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Science Scope Advisory Board. NSTA is the largest organization in the world for science professionals dedicated to promoting …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 13, 1993.

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  • Civil War Symposium to be Saturday

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library will present a free Civil War Symposium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Ash Flat Community Center, across Arnhart Street from the library, said Ina Gill, advisory board member. The library is at 11 Arnhart …

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  • Photo class canceled due to forecast

    Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the photography class to be held at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday through Monday has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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  • Playing fair? District fair may move from Izard to Cleburne

    MELBOURNE — If the majority of North Central Arkansas District Fair Association board members get their way, the location of the district fair will move. Currently, the event is held at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne, but a vote last week showed support to …

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  • Smoke inside truck leads to drug arrest

    The sight of a man trying to fan smoke from the cab of his truck at the Newark Park around 7:20 Monday night got the attention of patrolling Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods. Woods said he saw the man in a silver Ford Ranger sitting …

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  • Arrest made after Sunday attack

    The alleged attacker of an unidentified man in the Southside community early Sunday morning has been arrested for aggravated assault and criminal mischief, according to a news release by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The release said when officers arrived at the scene at the …

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  • Food allergies more common

    With more and more reports of children having food allergies, it’s becoming more challenging for some in the nutrition industry to accommodate those children at mealtime. Sarah Stalker, 17, knows the frustration of having to watch what and where she eats and even what she …

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  • Woman’s face cut with box cutter

    NEWPORT — A Newport woman’s face was sliced open with a box cutter following a fight Saturday, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to 1055 Hout Lane in reference to a fight around …

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  • Alleged robbers caught near scene of crime

    NEWPORT — A Newport police officer who stopped a speeding car later found out the two men inside were accused of a robbery just moments before, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Patrolman Kyle Whisenhunt was on patrol …

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