• Cedar Ridge to discuss lease

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room at Newark. Agenda items include an authorization of lease with Arkansas Copier, approval of 2012-13 personnel policies and salary schedules, discussion of a date for the …

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  • More filings announced

    Six additional candidates had filed for municipal office, according to information from the Sharp and Izard county clerk offices as of 9 this morning. In Sharp County, they include: Hardy  Ward 3, Position 1 — Raymond Hicks, incumbent Williford Position 4 — Ambie Lester, incumbent. …

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  • Candidate arrested for DWI

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Democratic congressional candidate in Arkansas has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he was pulled over in Fayetteville. Herb Rule was released from the Washington County jail early this morning after he was arrested on charges of …

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  • Suspect still at large

    ASH FLAT — Authorities are still looking for the man who fled after leading Cave City police officer David Edwards on a high-speed chase, then ramming his patrol car after making a U-turn south of Cave City and gunning a stolen car so that it …

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  • Man jailed after taking girls’ pics

    Reports of a man taking photos of juvenile girls at a swimming hole on Poke Bayou Tuesday ended with his arrest on charges of disorderly conduct. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said officers were dispatched to the area known as “the rocks” at the Highway …

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  • County’s drug dog dies – Donations being accepted for replacement

    Police K-9 handler with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, John Carroll, said this morning the department is receiving assistance from the community in raising funds to replace his K-9 partner, Jacky, who died June 28 from heat-related causes. Jacky, a Belgian Malonis, was outside in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 2, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO W.C. Huddleston, teacher of the school at Sharp, reports an average attendance of about 30. Owing to the bad weather and the indifference on the part of some of …

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  • Glance at days gone by

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  • Clothing giveaway is Saturday

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Plant sale canceled

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Master Gardener plant sale, which was set for Sept. 8, has been canceled due to the severe drought.

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  • Club News: River Valley Canners Home Extension Club

    The River Valley Canners Home Extension Club held its second official meeting on July 12 with 12 people in attendance. The Canners will meet the second Thursday night of each month at the Independence County Extension Office. Club president Toy Siler welcomed new members and …

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  • Field of Dreams

    It’s now a rice field, but it was once a field of dreams.  During baseball season the crowds flocked to the Lawrence County seat and cheered for the home team while young men were playing their hearts out with dreams of making the big time. …

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