• Luau dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Hawaiian luau family dance and potluck will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall in Newport, Highway 367 North. Jeannie and the Guys with special guest Doug Greeno will be the featured entertainment. Admission is $5 and …

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  • Church to host back to school bash

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will host its annual back to school bash from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be games, face painting and refreshments. The event is open to the public. The church is located on South Second and Martin streets.

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  • NADT to select cast for ‘The Nutcracker’

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre, a non-profit organization, will present its eighth annual production of ‘The Nutcracker’ Nov. 16 and 17 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. An open casting call for children and adult roles will be at 2 p.m. Aug. …

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  • Woman targeted in $18M car scam

    With promises of winning millions of dollars and a new car, a Newark woman reports falling prey to a phone scam. Tuesday afternoon the unidentified woman told Deputy Daniel Heflin that she got a call Monday from a man who said his name was David …

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  • Training building burns

    MOUNTAIN PINE (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire that destroyed the Mountain Pine Fire Department’s training facility. Lt. Kevin Green says authorities consider the fire suspicious because the building had no utilities hooked up that could have sparked a blaze. The fire happened at …

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  • Former county workers remembered with plaque

    By Donetta Sterling Guard Staff Writer Family members of employees who died while working for the county were on hand for the unveiling of a memorial plaque that honored their loved ones at Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting. Lynn Anderson, 58, was a …

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  • Livestock grants offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The state of Arkansas, through funds provided by Gov. Mike Beebe, will provide a monetary grant to livestock producers for the partial recovery of forage production losses due to extreme drought conditions experienced this year, according to a news release from the …

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  • A Turning Point; From high school dropout to soldier, dad, role model

    ROBINSON TRAINING CENTER — The 233rd Regional Training Center’s Sgt. Aldo Reyes of North Little Rock is a proud father of five and a dedicated soldier with a promising future. But that wasn’t always the case. Surrounded by negative influences as a juvenile, Reyes had …

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  • New Ash Flat library receives grant

    ASH FLAT — The new Ash Flat Public Library has received a grant for its Kids Art Club, said library committee member Ina Gill. The grant, from the Thea Foundation in Little Rock, provides art supplies from the Dick Blick Art Materials Co. “In addition …

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  • Field fires look suspicious

    A series of small fires in farm fields located in the Newark area are being eyed with suspicion by local authorities. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens was dispatched to the area of Duck Puddle Road around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday where he met with Newark firefighters …

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  • Karaoke event to be Saturday

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas will host the eighth annual Karaoke for a Cause at 6:30 p.m. Saturday featuring a “Totally ’80s” theme at 2485 Harrison St. at the former Aaron’s Furniture next to Jonathan’s Fine Jewelry. A dinner will be held …

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  • Two charged in felony forgery

    Alicia Marie Green The case of nine forged checks against the account of Allen House at Merchants & Planters Bank of Batesville is said to be the work of two Independence County women, 45-year-old Alana Sue Hulen of Camp Tahkodah Road and 26-year-old Alicia Marie …

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