• Lyon to host speaker as part of Japan series

    Lynne K. Miyake, professor of Asian languages and literature and coordinator of the Japanese section at Pomona College in California, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday in Derby Lecture Hall as part of the college’s Japan lecture series. She received a bachelor’s degree from the …

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  • Ind. Co. Library website announces update

    The Independence County Library is now providing jobs and career resources on its website, according to a news release. To locate the information, go to its website at www.indcolib.com and select “Jobs and Career Resources” from the menu. For more information call the library at …

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  • River access near Bethesda to be dedicated

    BETHESDA — The dedication of the new Robert Gray Miller White River Access near Bethesda is set for 2 p.m. Sunday to officially open the area, said Keith Stephens, public information coordinator for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The east side of Pool 2 …

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  • Lyon hosts international students

    Lyon College junior Grainne Byrne is thousands of miles from her Ireland home, but she is adapting well to her new Arkansas one. Byrne is one of 29 international students from 17 different countries attending classes at Lyon College this year. The college has students …

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  • Lynn woman arrested for hindering prosecution

    Natasha Clifton WALNUT RIDGE — A second person has been arrested in connection with the Donavan Jones burglary and theft investigation, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Jones, 27, had been a fugitive and considered armed and dangerous until he was arrested at a Sand …

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  • Jacksonport State Park lists upcoming events

    JACKSONPORT — Several activities are upcoming at Jacksonport State Park. • 6 p.m. Friday — Steamboat Captain and Crew, campground. Visit with a park interpreter in period costume to explore the life of steamboat captains and the crew. • 2:30 p.m. Saturday — Picnic at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 10, 1993.

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  • ‘Natives for Wildlife’ day set

    EVENING SHADE  — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other agencies are sponsoring a field day for farmers, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts on Oct. 24 at Mike Cushman’s farm near Evening Shade, according to a news release. It is called “Natives for Wildlife.” Topics …

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  • Pancake day set

    Batesville Kiwanis Club will hold the 42nd Annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 615 E. Main St. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Kiwanis member and at …

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  • Wife beater gets 20 years

    ASH FLAT — A Williford man who left his blooded, battered, swollen and naked wife in a roadside ditch in February pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of first-degree battery and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to a sentencing order from …

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  • Election 2012 – Justice of the Peace, District 11

    Dr. Jason Paxton is vying for the position of Independence County Justice of the Peace for District 11 against incumbent Lackey Moody Jr. Moody is hoping his experience and community service will give him a leg up on the competition. “Serving the people of Independence …

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  • Woman tells police she swallowed meth, injected perfume

    Problems just kept mounting for 27-year-old Misty E. Cruz Saturday night after a cashier at the EZ-Mart in Newark notified authorities of a woman trying to make a purchase with a stolen credit card. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom was on patrol around 10:30 when …

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