• Sharp County’s economic history to be highlighted

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Company in Ash Flat, according to a news release. Parking and the entrance are at the rear of the building. …

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  • Tough Truck Competition nears

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair and Hill’s Auto Sales will host a Tough Truck Competition at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Fairgrounds Arena at Salem. The event will give area competitors an opportunity to compete in a timed event to showcase how tough …

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  • Fair to feature equine events

    SALEM — Fulton County Fair will feature several events for horse lovers this year. The annual fair horse show will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Everett Show Barn. The event will feature halter classes, showmanship at halter, Western pleasure, lead-line class for youth …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 1995.

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  • Radio Club to meet Thursday

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

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  • Willison resigns; board appoints Anderson

    One is headed west while another is coming home. The Batesville School District will have a new superintendent come Aug. 1 after Dr. Randy Willison submitted his resignation during a meeting of the Batesville School Board Monday night. Willison will be replaced by Gary Anderson, …

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  • Summer meals end soon

    Come hungry, leave full, but just come. School may be out but lunch at the Batesville preschool and Central Magnet Elementary is in session, and for those responsible for the success of the summer meal program, every day is another knowing there are children who …

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  • AG rejects medical pot wording

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to legalize medical marijuana by a group that is trying to put the measure before voters in 2016. McDaniel’s office on Monday rejected the wording of the proposal by …

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  • Group seeks to block alcohol measure

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group opposed to a proposal expanding alcohol sales in Arkansas asked state election officials Monday to block the measure from the November ballot, claiming its petitions weren’t submitted by the right deadline. An attorney for the group, Let Local Communities …

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  • Tour de-pants: Man cited for indecent exposure

    Rolling around, crying and trying to speak was the condition Independence County Officer Shawn Stephens found a man who dispatch said was lying in the driveway and possibly unresponsive. Stephens said he was called to Dry Run Circle Sunday and found 25-year-old Sir Richard Hughes …

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  • 72-year-old California woman accused of stalking man

    MELBOURNE — A 72-year-old California woman was arrested last week in Izard County after allegedly stalking a man, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Melanie Moorehead of Santa Monica, California, was arrested Wednesday for criminal trespass. Lawrence said Moorehead was in …

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  • Cushman grad starts company

    At 7 years old, Megan Frock would make clothes for her Cabbage Patch Dolls with her grandmother. By the time she was in college, her artistry was painting with oils and acrylics, mixing in her own elements like roofing tar, motor oil and polyurethane. Today, …

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