• Patient rooms completed in tower

    Editor’s note: This story is the second of a series of four detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   Patients are being admitted to the recently completed private …

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  • Hundreds ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — This time last year, Beth McEntire Bess was on life support, in a coma and completely oblivious to the pain of her family around her. Struck by cancer twice, Bess was not expected by her doctors to live. This weekend, she stood …

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  • Man dies in truck crash

    A one-vehicle crash near Calico Rock early Monday morning took the life of Ethan T. Barnes, 20, of Mountain Home. Arkansas State Police Trooper Angela Dewitt said Barnes, driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, was traveling north on Highway 5, approximately five-tenths of a mile north …

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  • Woman arrested after Icee machine incident

    Trying to get iced tea from an empty Icee machine at a convenience store brought a Southside woman to the attention of police Friday evening, thus leading to her arrest on drug charges. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he arrived at the Southside Conoco station around …

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  • Woman jailed for fleeing, named habitual offender

    A woman who spun her tires trying to flee from a police officer on Aug. 22 has been charged as a habitual offender, according to a court affidavit filed by Narcotics Investigator Chris Toland with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Megan Amirr, 24, of Gassville …

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  • 6th Healthy Woman event another success

    NEWPORT — The sixth annual Healthy Woman event on Aug. 7 was attended by 230 women from Newport and the surrounding areas. The addition of a Women’s Expo this year provided women an opportunity to peruse vendor tables with sales, education and information that spark …

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  • Lawrence issues Labor Day warnings

    MELBOURNE — According to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, the National Safety Council estimates that there will be 405 traffic fatalities and 40,500 medically consulted injuries over this traditional end-of-summer holiday. “The No. 1 cause of a fatalities is alcohol while the second leading cause …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 18, 1993.

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  • Genealogy workshop scheduled

    Registrations are now being taken for a genealogy workshop for home-schooled students ages 12 and above, to be held from 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 17 at Old Independence Regional Museum, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator and volunteer coordinator. “The fee for this workshop is $5 and …

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  • Lyon to host President’s Convocation

    The annual Lyon College President’s Convocation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Brown Chapel. Lyon President Dr. Donald Weatherman will address students, faculty and staff on “Rights and Responsibilities,” according to a news release. Jon-Michael Poff, class of 2013 and president of the Student …

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  • Workers pick up 7-8 tons of trash a day in hottest, coldest weather

    Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles highlighting the everyday working people of Independence County.   Jason Meyer and Luther Olinger have to be in pretty good shape — they pick up 7 to 8 tons of garbage a day. And …

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  • The truth is in the telling Australian company brings voice analyzer to Melbourne

    MELBOURNE — It may not read your mind, but it can tell whether you’re telling the truth or not. Earlier this month a Melbourne, Australia man came to Melbourne, Arkansas to introduce his voice verification technology to local law enforcement. Lt. Col. John W. Ryan …

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