• Alleged meth dealer arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — When the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office was tipped off about a Black Rock woman selling methamphetamine from her house, deputies began watching the house and soon noticed large amounts of quick traffic from the residence. Deputies arranged to buy meth from Kim …

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  • Library board to meet

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., to discuss library activities. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Melbourne board OKs raise

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board approved an employee pay raise, voted to accept bids for five old buses and take bids of firewood when it met recently. Certified employees will receive a $600 raise and classified employees will receive a comparable one determined by …

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  • More charges expected against Salem man

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Office expect to file additional charges against a Salem man who was arrested last week on a parole/probation violation. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said 20-year-old Alexander Blake Rouse was arrested Thursday but additional charges are expected to be filed. In …

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  • Benefit yard sale for Jermey Edgin to be held

    A benefit yard sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at First Free Will Baptist Church, located at 1101 Brooks St. in Batesville. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Proceeds will go toward expenses for Jermey Edgin, who is …

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  • Kids Art Club to meet Thursday

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Public Library Kids Art Club will meet from 6-7 p.m. Thursday in the library at 11 Arnhart St., said Ina Gill, library committee member. “Guest artists will be leading the activities. All supplies are furnished,” Gill said. The first …

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  • Plans made for NCA district fair

    MELBOURNE — Deadlines for entries for the North Central District Fair are quickly approaching, said Nancy Orr, publicity chairman. The fair will be Sept. 24-29 at the Izard County Fairgrounds at Melbourne. “All entries — livestock and creative arts entries — are due by Sept. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 25, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Knox, one of the oldest and most highly respected couples in this section of the state, on Sunday celebrated the 50th anniversary of their marriage …

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  • Body found – Calvillo remembered for laughter, smile

    JACKSONPORT — Someone who always brought laughter to others is how many are remembering a Newark man whose body was discovered Saturday after he went missing while swimming with friends at Jacksonport last week. The body of Justin Calvillo, 23, was recovered at 9 a.m. …

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  • Donations sought for food pantry

    NEWARK — The employees of Merchants & Planters Bank are taking donations for the Cedar Ridge food pantry. Pre-packaged, non-perishable food items, canned goods, cleaning supplies and paper products will be accepted. All donations will go to help area families in need. The bank collected …

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  • County economic commission offers grants

    In its regular meeting Thursday afternoon, the Independence County Economic Development Commission reviewed a slide presentation from an Arkansas company being considered to create a new website for the both the commission and Independence County. The prospective company was chosen for the presentation out of …

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  • Independence Co. lifts burn ban

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has lifted the burn ban in the county for the time being. “Our area along with most of north Arkansas is still in an extreme drought condition and we appreciate our county residents’ patience during this burn ban over the …

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