• Heber Springs Chamber to host business expo

    HEBER SPRINGS — The 12th Annual Business Expo will be hosted by the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heber Springs Community Center. The theme this year is “Rev Up Your Business,” and exhibitors are encouraged to …

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  • Ozarka to host book sale

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will host its annual Friends of the Paul Weaver Library book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the lobby of the John E. Miller building. The sale will feature hundreds of books of …

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  • Cedar Ridge awarded $30K grant for play area

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary School has again been awarded a $30,000 Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grant, this time to renovate a play area on campus. The award is made possible and supported by Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Tobacco Excise Tax created by Arkansas …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 21, 1995.

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  • Monthly meeting announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its monthly and annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station. The meeting is open to everyone in the fire district. For more information call Dortha Sparks at (870) 799-3067.

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  • Independence County holds annual 4-H Awards Program

    Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2014 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet on Sept. 16 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall with 152 in attendance. The county 4-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. Awards were …

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  • Arkansas youths mark National 4-H Month with science, service projects

    LITTLE ROCK — The more than 130,000 Arkansas youth who have made the 4-H youth development program part of their lives this year will join 6 million of their counterparts nationwide in celebrating October as National 4-H Month. “For many, the experiences in 4-H — …

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  • Pageant seeks contestants

    HARRISON — The Miss North Central Arkansas, Miss North Central Arkansas Outstanding Teen and North Central Arkansas Princess pageants will be held Oct. 18 at Harrison High School. To enter, submit a résumé and platform sheet along with $75 entry fee to Rebekah Lane, 123 …

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  • Colorado high court considers pot firing case

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still …

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  • Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the …

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  • Area woman mauled by dog

    CAVE CITY — Police arrived to find a Cave City woman killed by her pet pit bull Friday afternoon after her daughter called 911 advising the dog was attacking her mother. Sharp County police dispatch received the call at about 2:16 p.m. from the victim’s …

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  • Crash claims one, injures five others

    One woman was killed and five people injured in a head-on crash on Watson Road Saturday, according to a report filed by Sgt. Shawn Stephens with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Brenda Kay Jackson, 63, of North Vaughn Street, Sulphur Rock, died in the accident, …

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