• Arrested man allegedly stole stuff in four counties

    Cress Byrd WALNUT RIDGE — A Jonesboro man was arrested Thursday in connection with burglaries and thefts in Lawrence County and will face court appearances in three other jurisdictions including Independence and Sharp counties, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Arrested was Jason Vaulner, 30, …

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  • Guns, cash taken in home burglary

    A home burglary discovered Thursday night may have occurred during the previous weekend, according to home owner Edward Deskin of Batesville. Deskin told police that Thursday night he went to put spare change in a jar and notice that it was missing and when he …

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  • Juvenile’s death under investigation

    The Friday night death of a male inmate at the Independence County Juvenile Detention Center is being investigated as a suicide, according to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “The victim is a 16-year-old juvenile that was being held at the facility …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 2, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO A new generator, part of the new equipment to be installed at the water and light plant, has arrived and will be placed into service within a week. The …

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  • ‘Ozark Folks’ photo contest set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • Prayer shawl group meets

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Diabetes center meeting slated

    The monthly meeting of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central Diabetes Center will be held Thursday. A noon meeting will be held at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and a 5 p.m. meeting will be held in the …

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  • CPR classes to be offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40. The service will offer the heartsaver CPR and first aid …

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  • Country quilters to meet Wednesday

    SALEM — The Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem for an impromptu workshop. The members will be working on “UFOs,” the term used universally by quilters to mean unfinished objects. “Bring anything you …

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  • Dates announced for GED test

    MELBOURNE — The GED test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and July 26 in room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at the following dates and locations: Ozarka at Mammoth …

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  • Sharp rally planned

    HARDY — A “Patriot’s Rally” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Highlander Food, Drink and Event Center, 115 Arkansaw Traveller Road, at Hardy. Local and state Republican party candidates will meet and greet with those in attendance. The event is free and …

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  • Young clogging sensation to be part of music show

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday inside the newly air conditioned Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located in the Diamond B Mall at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. Show director Melodie Clemmons has a variety of guests …

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