• Rifle, jewelry, taken in burglary

    A house being remodeled in the Newark area was burglarized and numerous items stolen over the weekend, according to homeowner Crystal Summers. When she called police Summers said the home was locked up Friday evening and the back door was found open by the renovator, …

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  • UPDATE: Outdoors sale, cookout planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A firearms/outdoors gear fall barbecue event is set to start at noon Saturday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center on Camp Tahkodah Road, according to a news release. “This is a potluck event with hamburgers, hotdogs and tamales being provided with door …

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  • Couple arrested in weekend domestic

    A report of a couple leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance in Batesville Saturday night ended in their arrest near Cushman around 7 p.m., according to Deputy John Carroll with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Carroll said he drove from Cushman toward Batesville on …

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  • Marshal seeks public’s help

    CONCORD — The Concord city marshal is asking for the public’s help in locating a stolen motorcycle. The 2006 Suzuki GS-500 F motorcycle, burnt orange in color, was stolen sometime Sunday or Monday, Marshal Bobby Hopson said. “It has damage to its right side of …

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  • Warrants issued for sex offenders

    Failure to comply with his registration requirements as a sex offender has resulted in a warrant being issued for 22-year-old Adrian Dwayne Hamilton whose last known address was 1807 Lyon St. in Batesville. In a court affidavit, Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said Hamilton, a …

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  • Obstacle course to open

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The new Lizard Creek 5K Obstacle challenge  is set to open with its first event Oct. 20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kids First, a pediatric day health care program for children with special health care needs. The 5K obstacle …

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  • Schools prep for flu clinics

    The Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren beginning in mid-October. The vaccine will be free to those without insurance or whose insurance does not pay. Dates and area districts …

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  • ‘Aunt Cleo’ to retire; chocolate gravy stays

    PLEASANT PLAINS — “Aunt Cleo” is hanging up her apron. Cleo Schmidt, known as “Aunt Cleo” by her fellow employees and customers at Exxon Express in Pleasant Plains, is retiring after 12 years of serving breakfast — including her famous homemade chocolate gravy every Wednesday …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 22, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO What was probably the most valuable hog ever marketed in Newark was bought a few days ago by J.M. Sisk. The hog was sold by R.D. Fallis of the …

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  • Hospitals open children’s care clinic in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are teaming up to expand pediatric health care services in northeast Arkansas. The institutions announced Thursday the opening of the Centers for Children in Jonesboro, which is initially offering neurology and …

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  • Meteorites to be topic of discussion

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Steve McMann, associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, will present a program about meteorites at the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center, located at 20 Omaha …

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  • Fall festivals planned

    Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4501 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501 will hold a fall festival beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at the post, located at 1680 Chaney Drive in Batesville. Baked goods, jewelry and consignments will be for …

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