• Boyfriend faces charges

    A missing girl has been found in hiding with her boyfriend, who faces charges. The mother reported her daughter missing for a couple hours and volunteers from the local fire departments and the Office of Emergency Management did an extensive search. She was later found …

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  • Polling sites change; ID needed

    Polling sites for Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial general election will be open from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 14 different locations around the county, according to Cathy Drew, chairwoman of the Independence County Election Commission. Some of which have had to …

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  • Luau not affiliated with The Bethany Project

    CAVE CITY — A woman in Cave City who claims to be raising money for The Bethany Project is not affiliated with that nonprofit organization, according to Julie Johnson, one of the organizers of The Bethany Project. Morgan Winston has held two “events” now using …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss kid-care

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. The agenda includes student recognitions, a presentation by the Cord-Charlotte Elementary principal as well as discussion of purchasing two vehicles for the Charlotte campus and two …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 9, 1994.

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  • Lyon awards Honors Day scholarships

    Lyon College recently awarded Honors Day scholarships to incoming freshmen for the 2014-15 academic year, according to a news release. Students include Joseph Mahony, Jamachia McKesson, Robann Brown, Andrew Hunter, Chandler McCoy, Jaysa Barnett, Khristan Uran, Nathaniel Ayers, Spencer Hart, Brad Deckelman, Nicole Das, Brian …

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  • SHS senior awarded trap $52K scholarship

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior Dalton Lamons has been awarded a four-year trap-shooting scholarship from Lyon College worth $52,000. Dave Herringer, a Lyon admissions representative, presented the scholarship during Southside’s recent academic signing day. Lamons coach at Lyon will be Neal Ballard, a member …

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  • Ozarka to offer aviation degree

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has received formal approval to begin offering an associate of science degree in aviation.  A transfer partnership has been formed with Henderson State University, which will allow students to transfer into their bachelor of science degree program in aviation. Ozarka is …

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  • Lyon students among writing contest winners 

    PIGGOTT — The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum at Piggott held its first short fiction contest and several Lyon College students were among the winners. Haley Albert, Kristen Elia, Jared Malone and Kelby Newcomb as well as Heather Neeley of the University of the Ozarks join Spencer Campbell …

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  • Plant society meeting set

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the First Community Bank Community Room. The program is titled “Grow Potatoes in a Can.” Guest speaker will be Rose Ann Houston, Master Gardener. The event is open to the public. For more information call …

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  • Scholars awarded

    Area students have been awarded scholarships to attend Lyon College this fall, according to a news release. Brett Wallace, the son of Robert and Cynthia Wallace, is a graduate of Searcy High School and has received the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarship. This award is valued at …

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  • Student volunteers named

    Lyon College recognized four students as student volunteers of the year April 25 during a recent ceremony, according to a news release. Among the award recipients were Caitlin Bumpous of Pleasant Plains; Jessica Enderlin of Little Rock; Bobie Jo Cooper of Cherokee Village; and Payton …

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