• Melbourne library sets summer reading program

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Public Library will hold its summer reading program on Wednesdays beginning June 4, according to a news release. Activities will be held from 10:30 to 11 a.m. for six weeks and is for children 12 and under. The programs are free …

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  • Low-cost exercise class to begin

    The Independence County Cooperative Extension Service will begin a new Strong Women class to be held at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. The class will use medicine balls, which will be provided, and participants do …

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  • Water board to meet

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Municipal Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 19, 1994.

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  • ROTC cadets commissioned into service

    JONESBORO — The Department of Military Science and Leadership at Arkansas State University commissioned eight ROTC cadets into the U.S. Army and Army National Guard May 16 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and university staff. The eight new officers also received their university …

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  • University: Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

    NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Angelou was gratified, but not surprised by her extraordinary fortune. “I’m not modest,” she told The Associated Press in 2013. “I have no modesty. Modesty is a learned behavior. But I do pray for humility, because humility comes from the …

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  • Major dealer, drugs taken off the street

    Terry Newsom wasn’t going in without a fight. Shortly after Sgt. Shawn Stephens apprehended him Saturday, it set off a chain of events that would produce 5 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $224,000, four motorcycles, approximately $13,000 in cash and numerous guns …

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  • Teen attacks jailer

    An inmate at the juvenile detention center who is “dead set” on entering the prison system with the rest of his family might just get his wish. The 17-year-old being held on theft by receiving and criminal mischief charges from Lonoke currently faces a felony …

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  • Man gets probation for assault on pregnant wife

    A man under the influence used a knife to test his wife’s faith. On May 11, 2012, Independence County sheriff’s officers were dispatched to 299 Wish St. in Pleasant Plains after getting a call that Sean Taylor Lindsey appeared to be under the influence of …

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  • Ash Flat man nabbed for hash

    ASH FLAT — A search of a residence at 58 South Circle Drive in Ash Flat on Friday resulted in the discovery of hashish, several items of drug paraphernalia and firearms, said Sheriff Mark Counts. “As a result of the search, officers arrested 56-year-old Richard …

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  • Grand opening set for boutique

    A grand opening will be held at Simply Southern Boutique at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 8005 Harrison St. The event will include free hot dogs, bounce houses and giveaways. Simply Southern Boutique carries women’s fashions, jewelry and shoes. For more information call …

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  • Checkpoint yields arrest of Bradford man

    A sobriety checkpoint on Highway 167 South the night of May 18 resulted in the arrest of a Bradford man who thought the police stop was an accident and he was trying to drive around, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Ernie Gillihan …

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