• Tussle ends in arrest

    A total of nine charges were issued after a tussle over a traffic stop landed a Pleasant Plains man in jail. Frankie Ciamaricone, 52, would not comply with orders from Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Mark Clark after he did not stop at an intersection Friday …

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  • Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures fundraiser set – Event raises money for disabled, ill hunters

    MELBOURNE — The second annual fundraiser for Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne, according to Tyler Cooper, who is one of the organizers. Doors open at 6. Dream Catcher Outdoor Adventures is …

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  • Book store adds new product line

    A recent expansion allowed Paper Chase Bookstore to better display its vast volumes of books, but it also provided room for a new product line: Yarn. “I like to knit and I’m always looking for good yarn for different projects and there just isn’t any …

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  • 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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