• Father, son arrested

    MELBOURNE — A man and son reportedly seen at the scene of a theft were later arrested, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Larence. The theft was reported the afternoon of March 25 at a residence on Hollie Lane, near Cool …

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  • Cussing customer arrested Saturday

    A man who reportedly said he was “exercising his right to freedom of speech” while cussing at a local fast food restaurant Saturday morning also got to exercise his Miranda rights a few minutes later when he was arrested for disorderly conduct and unreasonable behavior. …

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  • Soldiers honored with flags

    Confederate Flag Day, as designated by Arkansas law, is the Saturday before Easter Sunday. To honor the Confederate soldiers buried in Oaklawn Cemetery at Batesville, First National flags were placed on 110 graves by members of the Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of …

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  • Man jailed for beating woman

    MELBOURNE — A fight at a Calico Rock residence resulted in one man’s going to jail, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies Phil Story and Richard Williams were dispatched to a fight in progress Thursday night at 66 Old Staggs Road in Calico …

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  • Assault, drug charges filed

    When police responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Addie Street Saturday afternoon the caller reportedly told them that her boyfriend, Guadalupe T. Jaramillo, 28, of Texas, had struck her during an argument. “She stated that her boyfriend, Guadalupe Jaramillo had came home …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 21, 1993.

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  • Melbourne community-wide yard sale scheduled

    MELBOURNE — The 23rd Annual Spring City of Melbourne Community-wide Yard Sale will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All sales will be held rain or shine. The city will be preparing a list of participants that will be available for pickup at …

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  • Ozarka sets registration dates for summer, fall semesters

    MELBOURNE — Summer and fall registration for returning students at Ozarka College will begin at 8 a.m. on April 8, and registration for new students will begin at 8 a.m. on April 15. Beginning April 2 students can make an appointment to meet with their …

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  • Egg hunts scheduled

    The Easter Bunny is scheduled to come to town this Saturday, but may end up canceling due to the forecast of rain. Those planning to attend an Easter egg hunt Saturday may wish to call ahead. Here are a few of the Easter activities in …

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  • Woman killed in crash

    An Izard County woman was killed Thursday morning after her vehicle was hit head-on by another. Melissa Huffman, 51, of Franklin was northbound in a 2001 Daewoo on State Highway 69 in Mount Pleasant when a second car crossed the center line just before 9 …

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  • Superintendent explains millage

    Early voting asking citizens of the Batesville School District to approve a 1.25 millage increase for the purposes of safety and security begins Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street. Election day is April 9. Polling sites are First United Methodist Church, …

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  • Area auto, drug thefts reported

    A car reported stolen from White River Medical Center sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday was later found wrecked in Newark, according to Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers. Amy Mingus of Floral told Rogers that she drove her father’s maroon 1992 Ford Taurus to the …

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