• Water tank may be built in Pleasant Plains area

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority voted Tuesday to build an elevated storage tank in Pleasant Plains if grant funds can be secured, Manager John Richardson said. “The tank would be approximately 250,000 gallons in size, allowing all the water to be useful storage …

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  • Cushman to review bids

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center for its monthly meeting. Regular reports will be heard and the city bills will be reviewed, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • C-Ridge eyes new roof

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room where it will consider a proposal to enlarge the district’s football fieldhouse for storage, among other items. The agenda also includes student recognitions, consideration of installing …

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  • FEMA working with Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — Rainy weather over the past few weeks that caused damage to Sharp County roads will take some time to repair, County Judge Larry Brown told the quorum court during its June meeting. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently working with the …

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  • Cave City board to discuss extending deal with firm

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will consider renewing a three-year agreement with First Security Beardsley Public Finance when it meets at 7 tonight in the Cave City High School Library, said Superintendent Steven Green. It will also consider a quote for the …

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  • Quarterly board meetings set

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board, the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Revolving Loan Fund Committee have been scheduled. The solid waste board meeting will be at 10 a.m. …

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  • Craft Fest to be held 

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Craft Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Education Building at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. The building is air conditioned and handicap accessible. More than 70 booths will …

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  • Website helps fight exploitation

    WASHINGTON — The Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation, under the direction of Morality in Media, now has a central website, www.EndExploitationMovement.com, to help the public find help and resources in the fight against sexual exploitation and to serve as the hub for leaders in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 6, 1995.

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  • Casey Kasem was island of calm in swirl of pop music

    LOS ANGELES — In pop culture, Casey Kasem was as sweet and dependable as a glass of warm milk and a plate of chocolate chip cookies, which only made the ugliness of his last few years of life seem more bizarre and tragic. The radio …

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  • Paragould teacher finds old scrapbooks in closet

    PARAGOULD (AP) — In late May, School of the 21st Century teacher Sara Nelson-Bassett unearthed a time capsule while cleaning out her classroom’s closet. She discovered five scrapbooks tucked deep inside the closet, apparently unseen by anyone for years. The books range in age from …

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  • Shooting range opened in Newton Co.

    RUSSELLVILLE (AP) — The Ozark-St. Francis National Forests has opened a new shooting range near the small Newton County community of Deer. Newton County Sheriff Keith Slape says having the range allows his deputies to maintain their law enforcement standards without having to drive long …

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