• Fugitive found in Mexico

    Ron Shepard’s running days are over. Missing since March, Shepard was located in Mexico Tuesday morning and extradited to Houston the same day, according to Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Shepard made local and national news after authorities began searching for him in connection with …

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  • Two charged in counterfeit money case

    Mandy R. Lee The women, 38-year-old Cynthia I. Skinner and 27-year-old Mandy R. Lee, were charged after being arrested July 5 when police went to investigate a gasoline theft from a residence on White Drive and learned of outstanding warrants against the women. Lee is …

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  • Man spends 50 years caring for departed

    CAVE CITY — Hubert Dickey has spent the last 50 years taking care of the Cedar Grove Cemetery in Cave City just because he likes it. Cedar Grove Cemetery is a small, out of the way cemetery down a curvy, winding road and could be …

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  • CC board to consider bids, interim appointment, school choice

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will consider bids for a planned concession/lighting project for its baseball facility when it meets at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The board will also consider appointing an interim board …

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  • Man dies in one-vehicle crash

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Hickory Ridge man died as the result of a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:12 p.m. Wednesday in Cleburne County, reported Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegel, the investigating officer. The victim, 31-year-old Glen L. Welch, was a passenger in a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 29, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO A message was received in Batesville today announcing the death of the Rev. P.H. Wilkerson at 1 o’clock this morning at his home in Arlington, Texas. Mr. Wilkerson, a …

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  • NADT students receive awards

    Students of the North Arkansas Dance Theatre were recently awarded Patrick Crommett Memorial scholarships, according to a news release. Lauren Gunderman won the top award of $500. Lauren Cambias and Cara Smith each received a $250 scholarships. The scholarship was established in 2006 to honor …

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  • UofA releases lists

    FAYETTEVILLE — The names of all University of Arkansas undergraduate students who earned a place on the Chancellor’s or Dean’s lists for the spring, 2012 semester, are now posted on the university’s Academic Achievement webpage, http://newswire.uark.edu/academic.aspx. To be on the Chancellor’s List a student must …

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  • BHS alumnus graduates college

    WATERVILLE, Maine — Rasheeq Jahan of Batesville was one of 465 seniors who recently graduated from Colby College, receiving a bachelor of arts degree. Jahan, the son of Md Kabir and Hasnat Jahan of Batesville, majored in English. He is a graduate of Batesville High …

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  • McKameys set to perform

    MELBOURNE — Award-winning Southern gospel artists The McKameys will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. The group has had 25 No. 1 hits, including a former song of the year, “God on the Mountain.” Tickets are $15 each and …

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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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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crotcheting 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 give free knitting and crochet lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also …

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