Driver busted for pot at police checkpoint

October 31, 2017 A police sobriety checkpoint near Newark Friday night resulted in the arrest of 35-year-old Dwight Townsend of Batesville for possession of marijuana, in addition …

Rural home burglarized

October 31, 2017 Authorities are investigating a recent residential burglary in a rural part of the county, according to a report by Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Zach …

Ozarka LPN program ranked 8th in state

October 31, 2017 MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently received notification from Topnursing.org that its licensed practical nursing program has been ranked as the eighth best LPN program …

Student completes solo flight

October 31, 2017 MELBOURNE — Simeon Sapp of Cherokee Village recently completed his first solo flight at the Melbourne Municipal Airport . Sapp is a 17-year-old …

News of Other Days

October 31, 2017 Editor’s note: News of Other Days is reprinted as is from the 1983 Guard. The newspaper cannot make present-day corrections to past news stories.   …