• First day of school

    Seventh- and eighth-graders at Cedar Ridge Junior High School walk the halls of their new building this morning on the first day of school. About 140 students will occupy the school’s new 14,000-square-foot facility in Newark that features eight classrooms, science lab, computer lab as …

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  • Armed man arrested for threat to kill

    A heavily armed man was intercepted after he reportedly threatened to kill his wife and himself Saturday night, according to police. Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he met with the man’s distraught wife and 12-year-old son at the Independence County Sheriff’s Office around 8:30 …

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  • Charge filed in heat death

    NEWPORT — A negligent homicide charge was filed Friday in Jackson County Circuit Court against a Newport man who inadvertently left his small daughter inside a parked car on Aug. 3 while he worked all day at Harris Hospital. The temperature was in the mid-90s …

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  • Theater receives bomb scare

    Police and emergency management officials responded to a bomb threat at the Oaks 7 Cinema around noon Friday after the manager, Sheldon Davis, said he got a call from his main office in Georgia that a bomb would go off in one of their theaters. …

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  • Rotary learns of Ascent services

    You see the white van emblazoned with “Ascent” in sunshine yellow all over town, but some people may not know the precious cargo inside. Ascent Children’s Health Services is an early intervention program aimed at helping children, and because of this program children have learned …

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  • Sharp Co. burn ban reinstated

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County’s burn ban went back into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday, said County Judge Larry Brown. The ban was temporarily lifted after Thursday night’s rainfall with notice that it would be reinstated Sunday evening. Brown said that beginning today, Bear Creek …

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  • Snacks, lights stolen from Batesville laundromat

    Video footage of a suspect who may have broken into a food vending machine inside Huskey Laundromat at 608 Harrison St. has been turned over to police. The machine was broken into and money stolen sometime overnight Thursday, according to owner Kevin Insell. “The vending …

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  • Sharp County ballot positions to be drawn

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Board of Election commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the county clerk’s office in the courthouse in Ash Flat, said clerk Tommy Estes. “Ballot positions for the general election will be drawn at this time,” he said. …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Menopause program set

    White River Medical Center will host an educational program titled “Reduce menopause symptoms” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday by Dr. E.J. Jones at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for  Women and Imaging conference room B. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Plant society to meet

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Lavers, who will present the program “Butterflies in the Garden.” A native of Wales, Lavers has a keen interest in the …

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  • Ozarka to embark on an ‘Australian Walkabout’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is going down under this semester to bring culture and a healthier lifestyle to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, according to a news release. The Australian Walkabout Fitness Challenge will push participants to “travel” 8,675 miles collectively. Registration …

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