• Trial date set in Ash Flat livestock case

    ASH FLAT — If everything goes as planned a trial date for one of the men accused of bilking thousands from the Ash Flat Livestock Auction will proceed in October. Jeremy  D. Pierce once again appeared in Sharp County Court, this time before Circuit Judge …

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  • Judge nixes agreement

    ASH FLAT- — Everyone didn’t get their way in court Tuesday and Jason Ray Evans was one of them. With numerous charges of burglaries and miscellaneous thefts a plea negotiation was agreed upon between the prosecutor’s office and defense attorney who would let him go …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 18, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Sid Sherrill, a Negro boy and the son of Aunt Creecy Sherrill, an old and respected colored woman living in the lower part of town, was drowned Friday evening …

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  • AG&FC offers boating education class

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission will host a free boating education class from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. To operate a motorboat or personal water craft legally on Arkansas waters, …

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  • Layne-Hoaney family reunion scheduled

    EVENING SHADE — The Layne-Hoaney Family Reunion will be Saturday at Campground Community Building, located between Evening Shade and Ash Flat. Lunch will be potluck. All family and friends are welcome.

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  • Milon holds book signing

    Local author David Milon will sign copies of his book of inspirational poetry, “God’s Poetry,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bread of Life Bookstore in Batesville. The event is open to the public. Born in Batesville, Milon served in the U.S. Army …

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  • Strawberry HS sets 1982 reunion

    STRAWBERRY — The Strawberry High School class of 1982 will celebrate its 30-year class reunion from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. JSaturday at the Strawberry Community Center. The event is open to all former classmates, undergraduates, teachers and friends. For more information call Vickie Jones …

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  • Roundup planned of feral cats near Heber Springs

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says it will trap a colony of feral cats at an access point to the Little Red River near Heber Springs. The commission said Wednesday that the cats prowling the Barnett Access are posing a …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Turtle Talk, 1:30 p.m. and Curious Raccoons, 3, Nature Center, Lake Charles State Park, Powhatan. Call (870) 878-6595. • Fish of the White River, 6:30 p.m., picnic area, Jacksonport State Park. Call (870) 523-2143. • Family dance, Desha VFW, 7-9:30 p.m. No alcohol, …

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  • High-speed chase ends in drug arrest

    Arrested following a high-speed chase with deputies and a state trooper, a Desha man is now facing drug and traffic charges, as well as an outstanding warrant. Around 3 p.m. Monday Independence County Sheriff’s Cpl. Fred Friar was requested to assist sheriff’s narcotics officer John …

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  • Izard farm family strives to be good steward

    WISEMAN — Chad Bookout began working on the farm as soon as he was strong enough to carry a feed bucket. At 13 he got his first Charolais heifer as a Christmas present and from its offspring began raising his own herd of cattle. Twenty-two …

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  • Millers donate land for Bethesda landing

    BETHESDA — A dream of many fishermen will now be a reality thanks to a family who wanted to give back. A new boat-launching ramp is being built on the White River above Bethesda in the O’Neal Bottoms from land donated by the Paul Gray …

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