• 10 counties declared disasters

    LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers and ranchers in 10 Arkansas counties that suffered losses due to flash flooding, excessive rain, high winds, hail, and dangerous lightning beginning on June 29 and continuing. Qualifying farmers will …

    Read More

  • Crews working to restore power

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — About 15,000 homes and businesses remain without electricity this morning after strong storms hit the state. Entergy Arkansas reports outages statewide with Lonoke County having the highest number, at nearly 3,000 as of 6 a.m. today. Wednesday’s storms brought powerful winds …

    Read More

  • Man turns himself in

    FORT SMITH (AP) — Police say a man called officers to turn himself in after a woman’s body was found in a western Arkansas home. Douglas True, 21, called Fort Smith police to turn himself in on Sunday. When police arrived, they found the body …

    Read More

  • Hiring bus drivers tops agenda

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to consider hiring bus drivers and appointing an interim board member to replace Kirk Ratliff, who recently resigned, according to an agenda for the meeting. Other …

    Read More

  • Construction to be discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the administration board room. Agenda items include commodity bids, hiring of personnel and a construction update concerning Melbourne Elementary’s new building in which dirt work is expected to begin in October with …

    Read More

  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    Read More

  • Fulton fair will honor veterans

    All veterans will be honored at the Fulton County Fair on Wednesday. First National Banking Company will provide lunch for veterans and their spouses. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with the posting of the colors by Mammoth Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post …

    Read More

  • Online archive set up

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas History Commission has announced the relaunch of its online digital archive through the Online Computer Library Center’s program, Content DM. Content DM is used by archives and libraries across the country to share digitized archival material online. The Arkansas History …

    Read More

  • Lions meeting slated

    HEBER SPRINGS — The first meeting of the new Lions District 7-0, representing leaders from Lions Clubs in the northeast and northcentral parts of Arkansas, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the 1st Electric Building, located at 150 Industrial Park Road …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 14, 1995.

    Read More

  • Martin-Stout reunion planned

    CAVE CITY — The Marlin-Stout family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Family Life and Education Building in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are welcome. For more information call (870) 283-5515.

    Read More

  • Fair names best of show in home economics

    Best of show winners in the home economics department at the 2014 Independence County Fair are: • Food preservation — canned vegetables, Daniel Latus, junior; Treacie Coles, senior; canned fruits, Galen Garth, junior; Charity Coles, senior; fruit syrups, Charity Coles, senior; pickles, relishes and sauces, Cheyenne …

    Read More