• School to host fundraiser

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District will host a benefit concert, barbecue dinner and live auction at the high school gym at 6 p.m. Friday with proceeds to benefit the Bryson Wood family. Dinner plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children under …

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  • Ozarka offering free GED evening classes

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced free GED evening classes that are currently available, according to a news release. They include: Calico Rock City Hall — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays Ozarka-Mammoth Spring — 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Cave City Middle School —5 to …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • ‘Earning a Living’ exhibit to open

    From the 1800s into the first half of the 1900s, cotton was the largest export from our area, and timber was second to cotton, said Twyla Wright, curator of Old Independence Regional Museum. “Those were major methods for farmers, landowners and country folk to bring …

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  • Woman arrested for battering daughter’s boyfriend

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock woman who got into a fight with her daughter’s boyfriend was arrested last Wednesday, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Mary C. Tyrone, 49, of 101 Highway 56 was charged with third-degree domestic battering. Cpl. Mark Simino responded to …

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  • MP man arrested after narcotics dog ‘alerts’ on car

    MELBOURNE — Maurice Jordon Moser, 22, of Mount Pleasant was arrested late Saturday night at a sobriety checkpoint at the intersection of state highways 69 and 58, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Arkansas State Police requested the assistance of Izard County Sheriff’s Cpl. Acy …

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  • West, BJHS rewarded for scores

    Two campuses of the Batesville School District are in the money and it’s all thanks to students. West Magnet Elementary will receive $24,217 while Batesville Junior High is set to receive $58,436 from the Arkansas Department of Education for High Achievement for students’ high performance …

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  • Domestic disturbance call leads to drug charges

    ASH FLAT — A domestic disturbance in Ozark Acres on Sunday led to the filing of felony and misdemeanor drug charges against the man who lives at the residence, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Deputy Cody Bailey responded to the call, making contact with …

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  • Woman cited for DWI after one-car accident

    A Batesville woman was cited after a one-car accident Saturday. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer John Carroll said when he arrived April Deann Bauman, 41, was already being rendered aid by the Northside Fire Department. He said he assisted Northside and Batesville Fire Department officials as …

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  • MSB wants nightlife

    If Main Street Batesville Director Joel Williams gets his way, Main Street won’t just be a happening place to be during the day it will be the place to go at night. Williams spoke to the Kiwanis Club of Batesville on Friday and discussed current …

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  • Ozarka College fitness center open to residents for a fee

    MELBOURNE — The Paul Miller Fitness Center, located in the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Ozarka College-Melbourne campus, is gearing up for a busy spring semester when it will see an influx of both students and community members getting back to the gym …

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  • Ask and you shall receive — to a point

    A man who asked for food from a local church was given some, but when he refused to come out of the bathroom a call to the sheriff’s office was warranted. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Randy Jones said he was dispatched to the First Assembly …

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