• Tax delinquent land sale set for Independence County

    A public auction for the sale of tax delinquent land in Independence County will be held at the Independence County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Aug. 6, according to John Thurston, Arkansas commissioner of state lands. Registration will begin at 9:30. Recent legislation has affected the …

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  • Municipal filings to start Friday

    The filing period for 2014 municipal offices will open at 8 a.m. Friday and run through noon Aug. 15, according to the Independence County Clerk’s Office. This includes municipal positions in all cities except for Batesville, which had a filing period April 30-May 19. On …

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  • 39-year old cyclist dies following race in Eureka Springs

    EUREKA SPRINGS (AP) — Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend. Authorities say 39-year-old Laura Wooldridge died Saturday after competing at the Fat …

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  • Man falls from cliff in Ozark National Forest

    OZARK (AP) — Crews rescued a 52-year-old man who fell off a cliff at Ozark National Forest. The man was with his wife searching for berries when he got too close to a cliff and fell. The Franklin County Emergency Medical Services says crews worked …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss commodities

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the administration board room. Agenda items include commodity bids, financial and personnel reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Cushman meeting rescheduled

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City County Council meeting originally planned for tonight has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the community center, according to Mayor Jean Weatherford. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Glory Road to entertain at Sharp County Fair

    ASH FLAT — Entertainment for the Sharp County Fair will include Glory Road contemporary and Southern gospel music at 7 p.m. July 22, Dennis Horton and Band at 8 p.m. July 25 and the Billy Joe French Band at 8 p.m. July 26. Other activities …

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  • Ms. Wood-Lawn pageant set

    The 2014 Ms. Wood-Lawn Heights Queen will be crowned in a pageant at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Wood-Lawn Heights Skilled Nursing Facility, located at 2800 Neeley St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public. The winner will be eligible to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1995.

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  • Club News

    Ruff Riders 4-H ASH FLAT — The Ruff Riders 4-H Club took part in the 2014 Arkansas State 4-H horse show recently. Winners in the speed events were: Austin Manning, fifth, pony barrels; Shaina Manning, 10th, senior barrels; and Kaitlyn Coursey, fifth, senior barrels. Shaina …

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  • Chief not guilty on 2 counts

    HARRISON (AP) — The police chief of Bull Shoals was found not guilty Friday night on two counts related to a 2013 arrest. A mistrial was declared on the third count of use of excessive force in the case of Daniel Sutterfield. The jury acquitted …

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  • Film, TV legend James Garner, reluctant hero, dies at age 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety. James Garner had a way of widening his eyes while the corner of his mouth sagged ever so slightly. Maybe he would swallow once to further make his point. …

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