• Library vitality – Blair: Important for taxpayers to know what they’re getting

    Keeping abreast of the latest in technology and services is something board members think the Independence County Library does a good job of offering but admits it could do a better one of making the public aware of this. It was a topic discussed by …

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  • Independence library activities, policies also discussed

    In its first meeting since September, the Independence County Library Board met recently at the Citizens Bank annex building where library activities, policies and the retirement of one longtime employee were discussed. The library will soon be looking at how to accommodate potential patrons who …

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  • School continues at C-Ridge

    NEWARK —  Classes at the Cedar Ridge School District resumed today, even if they weren’t held on campus after a fire destroyed two classrooms at the high school early Friday morning. Students in ninth and 10th grades visited the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville …

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  • 4 dead after fire destroys home in Mountain View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW (AP) — A fire swept through a north Arkansas home early Friday, killing a couple and their two daughters, officials said. The Stone County Sheriff’s Office identified the victims as Jeremy W. and Carolyn Sue Bauerlein, both 49, and their daughters, Callie, 13, …

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  • Shed fire believed arson

    A blaze that destroyed a shed at the Ronnie Kelly residence in the 4600 block of North St. Louis Street around 11:30 Friday morning is believed to have been intentionally set, according to police. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he was dispatched to the residence and …

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  • Hardy woman dies in blaze

    HARDY — A Sharp County woman died in a house fire Friday afternoon while a volunteer firefighter sustained minor injuries. The body of Patricia Arms, 67, was found in her home on East Cope Street in Hardy. Firefighters arrived to find heavy black smoke coming …

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  • Diamond T 4-H Club holds awards banquet

    THIDA — The ninth Annual Diamond T 4-H Awards Banquet was held Dec. 13 at Thida Community Center. Austin Hershelman, the club’s vice president, welcomed the 50 guests to the evening ceremony and served as the emcee. Prayer and the 4-H pledge were given by …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 5, 1993.

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  • Free computer class offered

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library is presenting a free library computer training class at 10 a.m. Jan. 22 in the library’s computer lab, said advisory board member Ina Gill. The motto for the class is “Let’s start at the very beginning,” Gill said. …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Jan. 14, the 14th day of 2013. There are 351 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 14, 1963, George C. Wallace was sworn in as governor of Alabama; his inaugural address included the ringing declaration, “Segregation today, …

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  • School board meets tonight

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria. Agenda items include principals’ reports, a recommendation to hire a preschool teacher’s aide and a report from the superintendent. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Fire destroys classrooms – Supt. unsure when HS classes to resume

    NEWARK — Smoke and soot filled the halls of Cedar Ridge High School in Newark today as firefighters remained on scene to begin the process of determining what caused a fire to break out at 3:30 this morning, destroying two classrooms that included computer equipment. …

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