• Ozarka College Foundation awards scholarships

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation has announced 26 scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Each student has been awarded $500 scholarships to be split between two semesters, $250 for fall 2014 and $250 for spring 2015 Ozarka College classes. The Lesa Bull Memorial …

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  • Cedar Ridge schools awarded grants

    NEWARK — Two schools of the Cedar Ridge School District have been awarded Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grants, according to a news release. Cord-Charlotte Elementary has been awarded a $30,000 grant while Newark Elementary will receive $15,000. The JUA is a competitive application process made …

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  • Extra! Extra! Selling papers taught boys work ethic

    Editor’s note:  This is the second story in an occasional series about Guard newspaper carriers. To recommend a current or former carrier for an upcoming story, call Circulation Manager Christine Brown at (870) 793-2383. Paperboys peddling down the sidewalk on their bicycles are a symbol of …

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  • Two kids found walking alone

    Two toddlers found on the side of the road by a probation and parole officer resulted in child endangerment charges, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Becky Gould was on her way to church when she came upon a 1-year-old and …

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  • Pocket park to get market

    Batesville Main Street Farmers Market will open in the pocket park on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon June 14. Available for sale will be fresh, locally grown vegetables and produce and locally raised meat, eggs and dairy. Booth space will be available for …

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  • Man enters house with switchblade

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan man was arrested Friday after being caught inside a woman’s home with a switchblade knife and threatening her, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. He also faces other charges. Michael Wilson, 52, will be charged with possession of a prohibited …

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  • C-Ridge board discusses health center, vehicles

    NEWARK — School-based health will soon be coming to the Cedar Ridge School District after it received a $150,000 grant for a health center to be housed at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. Cord-Charlotte Elementary Principal Susi Epperson presented the news at the Cedar Ridge School …

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  • Melbourne board OKs calendar

    MELBOURNE — The first day of classes at the Melbourne School District has been set for Aug. 18 after the Melbourne School Board recently approved the 2014-15 academic calendar at its recent meeting. According to Superintendent Gerald Cooper, the last day of school will be …

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  • Veterans meeting announced

    Pleasant Plains — The Veterans Outreach Ministries will host one of a series of statewide meetings for all veterans at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10007, 250 East Club Road, Pleasant Plains. Veterans of all ages from White, Jackson and …

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  • FWS to hear comments on critical habitat

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has opened a 60-day comment period to provide the public an opportunity to learn more about the critical habitat proposal designations, ask questions and submit their comments in person. A public meeting will be held 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at …

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  • Sharp County 4-H’ers compete

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members participated in the annual Dairy Foods Contest on April 28. Each participant selected a recipe in the main dish and/or party idea category. Recipes were required to contain at least three dairy-based products such as milk, butter, sour …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1994.

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