• Michele Wood named to head hospital marketing

    Michele Wood has recently been named director of marketing for White River Health System by Gary Bebow, administrator/CEO. She is responsible for overall marketing and planning at WRHS and overseeing CommHealth, Physician Liaison Services, and Public Relations. Wood graduated with high honors from Walden University …

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  • Stuck driver cited for trespass

    A decision to take a joyride in a muddy field late Monday night wasn’t a good one for a Bradford man, according to police. Marty Aydelotte of Batesville called police around midnight regarding someone being stuck on his farm property on Departee Creek Lane in …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 10 Harmontown Road, Bethesda Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • TOPS meeting scheduled

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday morning at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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  • Mt. Zion Baptist to host Renewal Ranch Ministry

    SOUTHSIDE — Mount Zion Baptist Church will host special guests from Renewal Ranch Ministry in Conway and the group Blessed the Fallen along with special music by Ed Lybarger from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. James A. Loy, Renewal Ranch executive director, is a graduate …

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  • DAR hosts luncheon for essay winners

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a recent buffet luncheon for DAR essay winners at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Also attending were parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and DAR members and guests. Anne Griffin Moore, chapter regent, welcomed everyone and introduced …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 24, 1993.

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  • Weekend traffic stops end in drug, alcohol arrests

    A Cave City man who was fleeing from police said he was giving his passenger time to get dressed. As it turns out, the man hadn’t registered his car and had drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Michael …

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  • Criminals find new ways to victimize people

    A new way to victimize people — particularly the elderly who are shopping alone — has been developed by criminals, said Steven Svetz III, investigator for the community relations division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s office. The perpetrator is concealed by ducking down in a …

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  • Library board to meet

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College St. Library activities will be discussed.

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  • From soldier to CEO – Vital Link names new chief

    With 25 years in the military, Karen Ryan knows all about working as a team, performing under pressure and staying calm when lives are at stake. Now, she’s going from the armed forces to the ambulance bay, as this soldier has been named the new …

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  • Man cited for endangerment

    When Michael K. Lombardo of Newark visited a local bank Friday he should have taken his two grandchildren, ages 4 and 5, inside with him. Instead, he allegedly left them outside in his vehicle with the motor running. Carla Middleton called police around 11:15 a.m. …

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