• Train victims identified

    HOXIE (AP) — The two Union Pacific train crew members killed after two freight trains collided head on early Sunday have been identified. Railroad spokesman Jeff DeGraff says engineer Chance Gober of White Hall, Arkansas, and conductor Roderick Hayes, of McKinney, Texas, died in the …

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  • Beatles symposium announced

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Beatles Author and Artist Symposium will kick off this year’s Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Sept. 19 and 20 at Walnut Ridge. The symposium will feature nationally-known authors, multi-media presentations, art and private collection displays. Displays will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 10, 1995.

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  • River Valley Canners to meet

    The River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. A presentation on understanding pressure canners will be conducted. The information is geared for beginners through seasoned canners. …

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  • NADC to discuss programs

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (NADC) will have a quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill Restaurant. The agenda includes reports from NADC programs and an audit report presentation by Hughes, Welch & Milligan.

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  • 4 file for Cherokee Village mayor

    ASH FLAT — A few races have developed in Sharp County as municipal filings for 2014 came to a close on Friday. Filings are as follows: Ash Flat Mayor — Danny Traw and Larry Fowler Alderman — ward 1, position 1, Fred Goodwin; ward 1, …

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  • Races develop in Melbourne, Guion, H-Bend, Oxford

    MELBOURNE — A few races have developed in Izard County as municipal filings for 2014 came to a close on Friday. Filings are as follows: Horseshoe Bend Mayor — Robert H. “Bob” Barnes and Charles “Chuck” Spangler. Alderman — ward 1, position 2, James I. …

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  • Midland superintendent looks forward to new role

    PLEASANT PLAINS — From Marked Tree to Lonoke, McGehee, Beebe and Bigelow, Dewayne Wammack’s career in education could be likened to the old country song “I’ve Been Everywhere,” but as new superintendent of the Midland School District, he’s found his way back closer to home. …

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  • Police: Discipline sends teens into tantrums

    Disputes over parental control sent two 14-year-olds into tantrums Saturday. One went to jail, the other to a hospital. Deputies were dispatched to a Cave City address on Northwoods Lane around 8:30 a.m. where a boy, who lives with his grandparents, was trying to tear …

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  • Izard deputies make arrests

    MELBOURNE — Two people were arrested in Izard County for obstructing governmental operations in separate incidents, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Following a disturbance at a Horseshoe Bend business on Aug. 11, Gregory W. Gieseke was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing governmental …

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  • Southside seeks charter – Public meeting scheduled for Aug. 28

    SOUTHSIDE — Administrators at Southside School District want to give their students choices and are hoping to be approved for a charter that they say would allow more flexibility for what it can legally offer. The district submitted a letter of intent on July 17 …

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  • New educators reminded of ‘awesome responsibility’

    New teachers were the guests of honor when about 100 teachers, administrators, school board members and local business leaders attended Citizens Bank’s second annual New Educators Breakfast at Edwards Commons on the campus of Lyon College last week. “You made the right decision to be …

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