• Accident claims life

    HARRISBURG — A Mountain View man was killed Friday in Poinsett County when his pickup lost control and overturned multiple times after being rear-ended. According to a preliminary crash report from the Arkansas State Police, Ricky Hodges, 60, was killed when Gregory A. Meilke, 24, …

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  • Hospital’s ER makes timely pledge

    NEWPORT — Harris Hospital in Newport has launched a 30-minute emergency room Service Pledge. “The 30-minute ER Service Pledge is to assure patients that we are dedicated not only to offering the best quality care, but also to providing that care as efficiently and quickly …

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  • Club News

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its September meeting at the First Community Bank, Southside Branch Annex. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Regent Anne Moore, who led the Ritual. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 8, 1993.

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  • Armed man arrested on warrants

    If you have outstanding warrants and are carrying a gun, perhaps you shouldn’t ride around in a car with a faulty taillight. This is something Roy D. Barnhouse, 30, of Newark found out the hard way Thursday morning. Barnhouse was a passenger in a Ford …

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  • Dry Run Circle to be resurfaced

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a road in Independence County, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. About 1.3 miles of Dry Run Circle on Ruddell Hill, west of Batesville, will be resurfaced. Atlas Asphalt Inc. of Batesville was …

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  • ‘Smarter than fifth-grader?’ event set at Cave City school

    CAVE CITY — Three contestants will compete in an “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-grader” contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cave City Middle School cafeteria to raise funds for the Third Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program, said Ed …

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  • School, farm equipment stolen

    An official with Cedar Ridge Elementary School in Newark arrived for work Monday morning to find a building had been broken into and computer equipment stolen. Principal Kathy Magness said someone entered the Alternative Learning Environment building through the back door and investigation later found …

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  • Southside School Board discusses bonds

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District’s most recent assessment report puts the district at $55.1 million with an annual payroll just over $7 million and budget just over $13 million with 212 employees, Superintendent Roger Rich said during the district’s annual report to the public on …

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  • Ash Flat Library hosts reception

    ASH FLAT — A reception for September guest artist Royston “Roy” Morris at the Ash Flat Public Library will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday and those planning to attend may also view his artworks on display in the library, said Ina Gill of …

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  • Library discusses activities

    The Independence County Library had 455 children participate in this year’s summer reading program, librarian Vanessa Adams announced at the library board’s recent meeting. Story time for preschoolers continues at 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays and attendance for computer classes “is picking up now that summer has …

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  • NAESC board to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 1013 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include personnel reports, consideration of the 2012-13 budget, discussion of school board member training on Oct. 15 and 22.

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