• Health unit: Immunizations are priority for healthy school year

    As parents and students begin a new school year, getting up-to-date on immunizations has been a priority for many. Immunizations protect children against a number of illnesses such as chicken pox, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, mumps and polio to name a few, some of which …

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  • Truck parked at hunt club burglarized

    Russell Brinsfield, manager of a hunting club at Otter Lake Farms near the Jackson County line, reported a club member’s pickup truck broken into at the farm sometime overnight Wednesday and several items were stolen. Pickett said the locked truck was parked in a barn …

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  • Melbourne felon named habitual criminal

    The charge of being a habitual criminal has been lodged against 53-year-old Ronnie H. Womack of Melbourne after he was arrested in Batesville for felony breaking and entering. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Michael Mundy said in a court affidavit Womack was arrested the morning …

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  • Lawrence County eyes hosting state prison again

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Some Lawrence County officials say they want to take another look at hosting a proposed state prison. The quorum court voted last month to not submit an application to the Arkansas Department of Correction to host a proposed $100 million prison. …

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  • Ex-sheriff grew tired of elections

    JONESBORO — Former Independence County Sheriff Keith Bowers got tired of the stress that campaigning put on him and his family and wanted to return to his law enforcement roots. Which is why he is now a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office tasked …

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  • Train victims identified

    HOXIE (AP) — The two Union Pacific train crew members killed after two freight trains collided head on early Sunday have been identified. Railroad spokesman Jeff DeGraff says engineer Chance Gober of White Hall, Arkansas, and conductor Roderick Hayes, of McKinney, Texas, died in the …

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  • Beatles symposium announced

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Beatles Author and Artist Symposium will kick off this year’s Beatles at the Ridge music festival, to be held Sept. 19 and 20 at Walnut Ridge. The symposium will feature nationally-known authors, multi-media presentations, art and private collection displays. Displays will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 10, 1995.

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  • Coin, currency show set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Sixth Annual Coin and Currency Show will be Friday and Saturday in the Convention Hall of the Mountain Home Ramada Inn. Event hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The admission …

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  • River Valley Canners to meet

    The River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. A presentation on understanding pressure canners will be conducted. The information is geared for beginners through seasoned canners. …

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  • NADC to discuss programs

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council, Inc. (NADC) will have a quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill Restaurant. The agenda includes reports from NADC programs and an audit report presentation by Hughes, Welch & Milligan.

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  • 4 file for Cherokee Village mayor

    ASH FLAT — A few races have developed in Sharp County as municipal filings for 2014 came to a close on Friday. Filings are as follows: Ash Flat Mayor — Danny Traw and Larry Fowler Alderman — ward 1, position 1, Fred Goodwin; ward 1, …

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