• Two book signings set

    BLACK ROCK — Children’s book author Janice Stump Clark has two upcoming book signings planned for her latest book, “Enough Salt and Pepper: A Mischievous Dog Adventure,” said James Branscum, her representative from Tate Publishing. The first signing event will be from 9 a.m. to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 24, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Mrs. S.W. Weaver of the Oak Grove community was bitten by a large copperhead snake while selecting seed corn from the crib one day last week. She is now …

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  • Company offers help to diabetics

    Their name is Diabetic Experts of Arkansas, LLC, and their mission is to provide comprehensive understanding of glucose control for diabetic patients, according to owner Rachel Johnson, nurse practitioner and diabetic herself. Johnson told of her medical background and how she came to create Diabetic …

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  • Medic shares health care field’s ‘dirty little secret’

    NORWOOD, Mo. — Taking a beating was just part of the job, according to Kip Teitsort, but he wasn’t a professional fighter — he was a paramedic. EMTs and firefighters are subjected to verbal and physical abuse by patients and their families or friends and …

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  • Man pleads in death of unborn baby

    An illegal immigrant whose caused the death of an unborn child earlier this year was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp’s court. Ernesto Berdeja, who is in the United States illegally, was charged with driving without a license, …

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  • Restaurant seeks alcohol permit

    Fox Creek BBQ restaurant is seeking an alcohol permit. Bill Daum filed a permit request Monday with the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in Little Rock. It is not a new permit but rather a transfer of the permit held by the now-defunct Batesville Country …

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  • Man who took child out of Izard County arrested

    MELBOURNE — A man who took a child to another county without permission and faked a birth certificate was arrested last week, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The incident started in the latter part of the previous week when a …

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  • Kirkin’ service is Sunday

    Lyon College’s annual Scottish Kirkin’ o’ the Tartans worship service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel, as part of homecoming weekend. The purpose of this service is to rededicate the campus community to the service of God and to the Presbyterian …

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  • Police bust Halloween party

    Police accepted a Facebook invitation for everyone to attend a Halloween party at the Cave Creek DAV (Disabled American Veteran) club Saturday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett said the department has received complaints over the past few months of possible alcohol sales and …

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  • Arrest made in break-in attempt

    After a call to 911, 26-year-old Jamie Decker of Bald Knob was arrested Monday afternoon for trying to break into a Harrison Street business, according to a report filed by Independence County Deputy Patrick Collins. Batesville police dispatch received the call around 5:20 p.m. from …

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  • Sheriff warns against slots

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery issued a warning today to any local businesses that might be operating illegal gambling devices: “Get rid of them.” “I’ve gotten some complaints from citizens saying that some local businesses are running slot machines,” Jeffery said. “A man called last …

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  • Newport robbery reported

    NEWPORT — A robber in Newport made off with an undisclosed amount of cash over the weekend. Newport police officers were dispatched to Hardee’s Restaurant in reference to a robbery shortly after midnight Saturday, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford, Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. …

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