• WRAAA hires executive director

    Jeff Schuman has been hired as the executive director at White River Area Agency on Aging, according to a news release. Schuman comes to Batesville from Okmulgee, Okla., where he served as executive director of the Deep Fork Community Action Foundation for 17 years. He …

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  • St. Patrick’s celebration at MITM

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show in Horseshoe Bend will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a lineup of guests at 6 p.m. Saturday. Cameron Reeves of Salem will clog to several fast-paced songs. Shavers performs regularly at the Ozark Folk Center in …

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  • District fair stays in Izard Co., for now – State rep pulls bill to allow time to study situation

    2016. The decision has been made to keep the North Central Arkansas District Fair at its current location until an interim study can determine if a change of location would be best. Izard County Fair Board President Kenya Wyatt said the decision was made to …

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  • New shooting range manager introduced to quorum court – Sheriff reports on electronic door locks at jail

    It was a time of recognition when the Independ-ence County Quorum Court met Monday night. Prior to passing a housekeeping ordinance to amend the county general fund by transferring funds between line items, the court recognized several people for their accomplishments as well as welcoming …

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  • Search for missing teen continues

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — The search continues today for a northeast Arkansas teen who was reported missing early Sunday. Authorities issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 14-year-old Sidney Nicole Randall after her stepfather, John Cornell, was found dead alongside a Lawrence County road on …

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  • WRMC completes Phase II of construction

    Imagine not having to sit in the hospital waiting room for hours while a loved one is having surgery. Thanks to the recent updates at White River Medical Center, family members will be given a restaurant-style pager allowing them freedom to walk outside or to …

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  • Guns, cameras taken in burglary

    With just minutes to spare before the owners returned home, burglars were able to get more than $5,000 in hunting gear, cameras and personal items from a residence on Creech Road in Floral Tuesday. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said he met with Austin Pulliam …

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  • Library approves Internet policy

    The Independence County Library Board approved an updated Internet policy that included allowing users to access their email and use flash drives when it met Thursday. A five-day-a-week schedule for employee Carlene Morrison was recently approved and employee Angie Marks was moved from part-time to …

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  • Bank VP earns certification

    Chris Treat was recently awarded the Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, D.C. Treat is vice president/trust officer and manager for First Community Bank’s trust operations, which includes 15 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 4, 1993.

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  • SR Magnet gets grant

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently awarded Sulphur Rock Magnet School a $500 HOFNOD grant, according to a press release. HOFNOD stands for Hooked On Fishing Not Drugs. Accepting the grant check were Sulphur Rock staff members Tim Bush, Billy Meeks, …

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  • Heigles win bass tournament

    CAVE CITY — Rodney Heigle and his son, Trent Heigle, won the Cave City Bass Club’s first tournament of the year, held Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Steve Moody. The Heigles weighed in 8.15 pounds. Tom Harris and Dewayne Lawrence weighed in …

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