• Drugs found during search

    MELBOURNE — Formal charges have been filed against a Calico Rock man who was found with drugs while being arrested for failing to pay fines earlier this month, according to the Izard County Sheriff’s Office. Justin Allen Janson, 29, was formally charged July 21 from …

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  • Southside Middle School in running for $25K grant

    ST. LOUIS — The Monsanto Fund has announced the finalists for this year’s America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants and Southside Middle School is in the running once again, according to a news release. From January through March, farmers across the country nominated their local …

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  • Electronic waste to be collected

    NEWARK — The city of Newark will collect electronic waste July 30-Aug. 1 at the city hall parking lot, according to recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. A recycling trailer will be set up between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. for citizens to drop off items such as …

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  • Polk County moves forward with jail tax plan

    MENA (AP) — Polk County officials are moving forward with a sheriff’s sales tax proposal to pay for a new jail. The county’s quorum court has approved Sheriff Mike Godfrey’s plan to seek a 1-percent sales tax to build a 100-bed county jail. The county …

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  • Election ordinance voided in Bald Knob

    BALD KNOB (AP) — An Arkansas city’s failure to advertise an ordinance twice in a newspaper has given another opportunity for residents to run for office as independent candidates. Bald Knob had an early filing ordinance for residents who want to run as independents. They …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 16, 1995.

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  • Beebe high school to start drones program

    BEEBE (AP) — Beebe will be bringing drones to school this fall. The school district will offer a drones class after ninth- and 10th-grade Principal Mike Tarkington got the idea for starting one while watching an episode of “60 Minutes” about them in March. “These …

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  • Arkansas man fulfills dream of becoming rodeo contractor

    MAGNOLIA — One fact that many people in Columbia County might not know is that the county is home to a professional rodeo contractor. Columbia County native Van Flaherty has been raising bucking horses and bucking bulls for years and has positioned himself as a …

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  • Historic marker to be dedicated

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The historic marker “Historic Sylamore and Harris Bottoms” at Junction 5, 9 and 14, will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Saturday on the property of Angler’s Resort. The event is open to the public. The marker is a joint project with the …

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  • Magic show set for Fairfield Bay 

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Tommy Terrific and His Wacky Magic Show will perform at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Lions Den, located on Dave Creek Parkway in Fairfield Bay. The event is part of Fairfield Bay Library’s summer reading program. The show is free and open …

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  • Calico Rock Questers host art contest

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluffs Questers are hosting a Calico Rock Museum Coal House art project. The Questers are seeking artists who enjoy drawing and painting human figures and detailing historic clothing. Artists may draw the character of their choice. Preference will be given …

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  • Higher ed board OKs plan for ASU medical school

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted certification for a new medical school on the campus of Arkansas State University. The board on Friday approved certification for the New York Institute of Technology to offer three degrees at the Jonesboro campus: …

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