• Several area break-ins reported

    A Newark man has reported more than $1,000 worth of tools and miscellaneous items stolen from his North Locust Street property sometime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Michael L. Rutledge told Deputy Billy Croom that someone removed a lock on his storage shed …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to meet Saturday for reunion; Two former students to be remembered

    OAK BLUFF — The 10th annual Oak Bluff Alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cakewalk at 10:30 and a general session at 11, said William Coe, …

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  • Huge crowd attends ribbon cutting

    White River Medical Center’s new patient tower is open for business. Tuesday morning, hospital administrators and employees, state, city and county officials and business leaders came together for a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the East Tower. Gary Bebow, White River Health System president …

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  • Man who hit mom gets her to hide dope in bra

    A Sulphur Rock man allegedly had his mother hide his marijuana and smoking pipe in her bra before police stopped him early this morning. Independence County Deputy James Woods said he stopped a red Ford pickup with no tags just west of Sulphur Rock on …

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  • Hillcrest Funfest to feature carnival, Lauren Gray

    LYNN — The Hillcrest School District will hold its third annual Funfest from  5 to 8 p.m. Friday at its multi-purpose facility at Hillcrest Elementary in Lynn. Activities will include carnival games, a barbecue/burger dinner followed by a performance by Lauren Gray, a top 40 …

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  • ‘Jog for a Hog’ seeks sponsors

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary sixth-grade classes will soon be hosting “Jog for a Hog,” a 5K walk/run event to raise money for an April 19 field trip to Heifer Ranch in Perryville and to purchase a hog for a needy family through Heifer Project International, …

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  • Women’s Outdoor Weekend begins Friday

    LAKEVIEW — Bull Shoals-White River State Park will host a Women’s Outdoor Weekend Friday through Sunday. Participants will attend sessions on basic camping and backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. All gear and meals are included …

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  • Concord sets citywide sale

    CONCORD — The annual citywide yard sale in Concord will be Friday and Saturday, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. “Most sales will start early… in many locations — watch for signs,” she said. Sale locations are expected to remain open each day until prospective customers stop …

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  • C.A.L.L. to be discussed

    Those who work to provide homes to foster children in Independence County are now looking to organize a Christian-based, state-approved training opportunity known as The C.A.L.L. in the Batesville area for prospective foster and adoptive parents. An information session being called the Independence County Community …

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  • Living history event to be held

    PINE BLUFF — A living history event will be held Friday and Saturday at Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery, located on Sulphur Springs Road west of Pine Bluff. The event will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the reorganization of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi …

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  • Cash lineup named

    JONESBORO — The lineup for the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center, located at 217 Olympic Drive at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, has been announced. Proceeds from the event will fund the restoration of the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 23, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO News was received this morning of the death of Joe Waldrip of Magness, which occurred last evening as a result of an attack of typhoid fever. Joe Waldrip was …

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