• Area colleges named ‘Military Friendly’

    Lyon College, Ozarka College, Arkansas State University-Newport and Arkansas State University-Mountain Home have been named to the list of Military Friendly Schools by Victory Media, according to a news release. “The 2013 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges universities and …

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  • LRR Audubon to hold birdseed sale

    GREERS FERRY — The Little Red River Audubon Society is having its Great Backyard Birdseed Sale. Prices are: 25-pound black oil sunflower seed, $16; 25-pound wild bird seed, $11; 5-pound thistle (nyjer) seed, $6; wire basket for suet cake, $4; suet cake (seed), $3; suet …

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  • Accurate rifle critical to hunting success

    With the rapidly approaching modern gun deer season, it behooves every prudent hunter to assure that his, or her, equipment is ready for the task. The deer rifle, of course, is the main piece of equipment which needs to be in tip-top shape. Here’s a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 9, 1993.

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  • Izard County sheriff’s report includes stolen four-wheelers

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence is asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious activity after two four-wheelers were targeted within  days of each other. A green 2012 Polaris Ranger, model RX8 was taken from a shop building on Knob Creek Road …

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  • Lyon ranked ‘top’ college

    Lyon College is ranked in the top tier of the best national liberal arts colleges for the sixth year in a row, according to the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges guidebook. Lyon also made the list of colleges whose students …

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  • Habitual offender out on bond

    A Newark man is free on a $25,000 cash-only bond after he was arrested and charged for evading officers on foot in August after alledgedly taking a vehicle without permission. Daniel Robert McElroy, 30, of 525 Arnold St., Newark, is being charged with third-degree escape …

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  • Warrant issued in theft from boater’s truck

    A Charlotte man identified as the suspect in the theft of items from a truck parked at a river landing on June 8 is being charged with one count of felony theft by receiving and one count of misdemeanor theft of property. The charges have …

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  • First Community presents grant, donation to Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity of Independence County is receiving a major check thanks to First Community Bank. First Community Bank received approval from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas on a grant proposal for Habitat on Aug. 28. “The $15,000 grant, coupled with $5,000 pledged …

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  • Oil change Batesville native grows olives in Greece

    You don’t have to tell Batesville native Julie Batategas about extending an olive branch — she does it quite literally with her family’s olive farm. Julie, who was a Tatum at the time, was studying archaeology at the University of Southern Florida in Tampa and …

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  • Woman said she sold meth to support habit

    MELBOURNE — A Violet Hill woman who allegedly sold meth to support her own habit was arrested last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Brandie Leigh Holt, 26, was charged with delivery of methamphetamine and delivery of a controlled substance near a public …

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  • Suspect evades police in recovery of stolen truck

    Police were not able to locate a suspect who drove a stolen truck into the woods near the White River above Lock and Dam 2 over the weekend, but they did recover the truck taken from the Pfeiffer area and a four-wheeler stolen from Stone …

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