• Party host arrested for attempted rape

    MELBOURNE — A man who held an underage drinking party in September has been arrested for attempting to sexually assault one of the party-goers, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Kenneth Lee Ward, 47, of 360 Highway 69 Spur was arrested …

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  • Couple arrested for ripping off gun

    Sandra Lawrence MELBOURNE — A Melbourne couple was arrested at their home Saturday in connection with the theft of a firearm that was recently taken from a Lafferty Road residence, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, of 2626 Tanner Holler …

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  • Batesville native, Harvard grad joins NYC firm

    Where in the world is Batesville’s Tice Brown now? Soon to be on Wall Street, says his father, Dr. Larry Brown. Tice Brown will be joining Red Alder, L.P., a hedge fund in New York City. After becoming an Eagle Scout, an All-Region trumpet player, …

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  • Students refurbish 36-year-old sailboat

    Pequod hasn’t touched water in years. Her bright yellow paint is fading, and letters spelling out “Sailing School” are peeling. She’s dingy, rusty and broken. In her prime, she sailed the waters of Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas as part of a sailing program. Today, …

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  • Felts set to perform

    Country and rockabilly artist Narvel Felts will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Landers Theater in downtown Batesville. Felts performed to a sold out crowd in Batesville in August 2011. Born in Keiser, he moved to Bernie, Mo., where a talent …

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  • Phone tip leads to burglary arrest

    Pleasant Plains Marshal Matt Thomas was off duty when he got a call around noon Thursday of a man sneaking along the 200 block of Floral Road. Thomas said before he could get to the location he got another call that the man had been …

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  • Smoked turkeys, hams being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup will be Nov. 21, as …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 27, 1993.

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  • E-Shade’s Eva Haley to teach workshop

    HARDY — Evening Shade artist Eva Haley will teach a “Power of the Compositional Sketch” workshop sponsored by the Spring River Artists Guild from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 3919c Highway 62/412 in Hardy (next to Computer Source), said Fran Sabia, publicist. …

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  • Web T Shirt Girl

    Student designed t-shirt for breast cancer awareness

    Allison Fredricks, 12, looks overs some of the words used to describe those affected by breast cancer including “cherished,” “beautiful” and “believed” on a T-shirt she designed to raise money for the Susan G. Komen for the cure. Fredricks, a sixth-grader at Central Magnet Elementary, …

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  • Former bank teller accused of theft

    ASH FLAT — An Ash Flat woman faces a felony theft charge for allegedly stealing $12,540 from the bank where she worked at the time, according to an affidavit for her arrest. Penny Lea Estes is accused of the crime, said Third Judicial District Prosecuting …

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  • Romney wins mock election

    CHARLOTTE — In 2004 George W. Bush secured Cord-Charlotte Elementary’s vote to win the presidential election and he did. In 2008, it was Barack Obama who secured the popular vote with students and he too became commander in chief. Their votes may not count but …

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