• Club News

    Independence County Horse 4-H Club A meeting of the Independence County Horse 4-H Club was held at 2 p.m. May 18 at Hollywood Bowl. Nine members were present. Special guests included Spencer Greene, Cullen McCarson and members’ parents. A general business meeting was held in …

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  • Ozarka College Foundation awards scholarships

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation has announced 26 scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Each student has been awarded $500 scholarships to be split between two semesters, $250 for fall 2014 and $250 for spring 2015 Ozarka College classes. The Lesa Bull Memorial …

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  • Cedar Ridge schools awarded grants

    NEWARK — Two schools of the Cedar Ridge School District have been awarded Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grants, according to a news release. Cord-Charlotte Elementary has been awarded a $30,000 grant while Newark Elementary will receive $15,000. The JUA is a competitive application process made …

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  • Extra! Extra! Selling papers taught boys work ethic

    Editor’s note:  This is the second story in an occasional series about Guard newspaper carriers. To recommend a current or former carrier for an upcoming story, call Circulation Manager Christine Brown at (870) 793-2383. Paperboys peddling down the sidewalk on their bicycles are a symbol of …

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  • Two kids found walking alone

    Two toddlers found on the side of the road by a probation and parole officer resulted in child endangerment charges, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Becky Gould was on her way to church when she came upon a 1-year-old and …

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  • Pocket park to get market

    Batesville Main Street Farmers Market will open in the pocket park on Main Street from 8 a.m. to noon June 14. Available for sale will be fresh, locally grown vegetables and produce and locally raised meat, eggs and dairy. Booth space will be available for …

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  • Man enters house with switchblade

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Powhatan man was arrested Friday after being caught inside a woman’s home with a switchblade knife and threatening her, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. He also faces other charges. Michael Wilson, 52, will be charged with possession of a prohibited …

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  • 3 races on ballot as early runoff voting starts

    LITTLE ROCK (AP)— Early voting starts this week for Arkansas’ June 10 primary runoff, though the state’s election office doesn’t expect many people to do so. Only one statewide race is on the ballot, a Republican Party contest to determine its nominee for attorney general. …

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  • Harrisburg volleyball coach dies after car crash

    JONESBORO (AP) — The Harrisburg High School volleyball coach has died after crashing her car into a water-filled ditch near Jonesboro. The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department says 38-year-old Jennifer Jordan was found dead in her submerged car early Saturday. Jordan had been reported missing about …

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  • C-Ridge board discusses health center, vehicles

    NEWARK — School-based health will soon be coming to the Cedar Ridge School District after it received a $150,000 grant for a health center to be housed at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. Cord-Charlotte Elementary Principal Susi Epperson presented the news at the Cedar Ridge School …

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  • Melbourne board OKs calendar

    MELBOURNE — The first day of classes at the Melbourne School District has been set for Aug. 18 after the Melbourne School Board recently approved the 2014-15 academic calendar at its recent meeting. According to Superintendent Gerald Cooper, the last day of school will be …

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  • Veterans meeting announced

    Pleasant Plains — The Veterans Outreach Ministries will host one of a series of statewide meetings for all veterans at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10007, 250 East Club Road, Pleasant Plains. Veterans of all ages from White, Jackson and …

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