• Inmate charged in theft after recovery of ATV

    A warrant for theft by receiving has been issued for an inmate of the Independence County jail after police recovered a stolen four-wheeler from Izard County. In a court affidavit Detective Brian Luetschwager said he and other detectives learned that Gregory Wilson, 39, of Wynne, …

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  • Boy taken by mother listed as endangered

    When Mason Riley Holder’s mother failed to return him to his father following a Thanksgiving visit Nov. 17, he was entered into the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children database and the Arkansas Crime Information and National Crime Information centers, according to Independence County …

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  • Angel Tree toys, volunteers still needed

    Two hundred families for the Independence County Angel Tree project have still not been adopted and United Way has spent $14,000 from its funds to make up for the shortfall but more toys are still needed, according to Vonda Oberbeck, director of United Way. “We …

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  • Co-op board to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative will meet for its regular meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the NAESC training room, 1013 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include personnel reports, discussion of approving addendums for districts giving bonuses or raises to itinerants; appoint …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 2, 1993.

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  • Life sentence given in boy’s death; Father lashes out at prosecutors, jury

    NEWPORT — It took jurors only 37 minutes to return with a guilty verdict after hearing the testimony in the death of a 23-month-old toddler: Life without parole. The child, Damarrius Thomas, suffered at least two days at the hands of his father, 24-year-old Richard …

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  • World handicrafts on sale

    Since 1998 Heavenly Treasures has assisted refugees, single mothers, widows, handicapped women and children rescued from human trafficking, orphanages and many other oppressive conditions found in third-world countries around the globe. Organizers of Heavenly Treasures use 100 percent of U.S. sales of crafted items to …

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  • ‘Mad feast’ to take guests back in time

    SOUTHSIDE —  A merry ole’ Christmastime is what the Southside High School Choir will hope to bring with its 18th annual Ye Olde Christmas Madrigal Feaste Friday and Saturday. The event will include an evening of songs by members of the high school choir, among …

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  • Weekend fire believed arson

    The blaze that destroyed a residence on Otter Lake Road near Cord early Saturday morning is believed to be an act of arson. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to the vacant home, owned by Denny Gipson, around 2:20 a.m. and that …

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  • Newark meeting postponed

    NEWARK — Due to schedule conflicts, the Newark City Council’s monthly business session has been postponed from its usual Tuesday meeting day. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Newark Municipal Building.

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  • Clarification

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City has never sponsored a Christmas parade, as indicated in a brief news item in Friday’s edition of the Guard, said city official Krystal Schreiner. The Cave City Area Chamber of Commerce has always done that up until …

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  • Bonus to be discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the administration board room. Agenda items include election of board officers, a resignation and discussion of a holiday bonus for employees. Meetings are open to the public.

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