• Jewelry, guns, electronics stolen

    After having been away from his home for about two weeks, Jacob Hess of Spring Valley reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office that when he and his wife went to check on the residence Monday afternoon they found it had been burglarized. Deputy Nate …

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  • Open house set for junior high

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold an open house celebration for its new junior high building from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1500 N. Hill St. at Newark. Guests will be able to tour the new classrooms including the computer and …

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  • Personnel to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to discuss certified and classified personnel, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. The directors will also consider 2012-13 student handbooks, a 2013-14 proposed budget …

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  • Streets, festival to be discussed

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall for its monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Street work and the annual Trolley Car Days festival will be discussed and current bills will be reviewed.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 1, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Tick eradication authorities have released from quarantine portions of Sharp County and Independence County north of the river. Sixteen counties in northeast Arkansas districts have been released and five …

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  • Cousins & Friends reunion plans set

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The 26th annual Cousins & Friends Reunion, started in the 1980s by the late Coach Orwell Moore, owner and coach of the All American Red Heads basketball team, will begin at 10 a.m. July 7 in the First Baptist Church of Cherokee …

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  • Folk center hosts Irish arts

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host traditional Irish music and dance Friday and Saturday with St. Louis Irish Arts, a group consisting of youth performers and dancers. The group will perform during the evening shows Friday and …

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  • Two arrested in stolen check case

    Nathan Montoya Two people have been charged with felony second-degree forgery after allegedly using a stolen check at a local business, according to a court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch. Accused of using a stolen/forged check at a local grocery store are 27-year-old …

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  • Deed information letter is scam

    It’s very official and professional looking but the letter from a Little Rock company urging homeowners to get a copy of their property deed information for $86 is a scam. In letters sent statewide, the company is promoting itself as the Record Retrieval Department with …

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  • Storm causes outage

    Approximately 1,500 people were without power at peak outage Monday due to storms that passed through the area. “We got most people back online and will be working on the school today,” according to Flave Carpenter, customer service manager at Entergy. A tree fell through …

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  • Lawsuit settled; Money approved for Peco jobs

    The Independence County Quorum Court found the money and agreed to settle the $225,000 lawsuit with Gerace Design Group Inc. over caps on Lock 3 in Monday night’s meeting. The money will come from solid waste and county general contingency funds. Through their attorneys, Gerace …

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  • Two arrested, third sought

    Jonathan Conway Shanda Brooks Though not believed to be operating as a counterfeit ring, two people have been arrested and a third is being sought by local authorities on first degree felony forgery charges. Independence County Sheriff’s investigators Jeff Sims and Michael Thatch said Monday …

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