• Checkpoint leads to arrest on multiple drug violations

    WALNUT RIDGE — Authorities from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office and the Hoxie Police Department arrested Arron Allen, 33, of Hoxie on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on suspended driver’s license, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The …

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  • Melbourne High School graduation ceremony is Friday

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the high school gymnasium with 47 seniors graduating. Speaker at the event will be Marty Sellars, president of First National Banking Company. Valedictorian is Lindsey Michelle Powell, daughter of Kelly and Kim …

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  • Preschool sets ‘safari journey’

    The Early Learning and Enrichment Center will “journey on a safari through the literacy jungle” at 5:30 tonight at the preschool, 1900 Lyon St. Children will make crafts and play games. Snacks will be provided and each child will receive a free book. The event …

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  • Economic report available

    First Community Bank now has available the 2012 Independence County Economic report. The report, which is produced annually, provides a snapshot of our local, state and national economy as of year-end 2012. “We began publishing the annual economic report several years ago as a tool …

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  • Gardening seminar planned

    NEWPORT — The Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service and the White River Garden Club will host a gardening seminar “A Day with Janet Carson” June 14 at the Arkansas State University-Newport Student/Community Center. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and must be done in advance. …

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  • Woman drowns in Buffalo

    HARRISON (AP) — The National Park Service says a Vermont woman has drowned while kayaking on the Buffalo National River in northern Arkansas. The park service said Wednesday that the 79-year-old woman’s kayak overturned around 2:30 p.m. Monday in Newton County, upstream from Ozark Campground, …

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  • Low-income families boost grocery budgets at local food distributions

    The Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) is partnering with the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas to assist seniors and families applying for SNAP, a program that helps recipients afford healthy foods. Over the next eight months, DHS staff will make 28 visits to food …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 10 – Saturday, May 11, 2013.

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  • Couple announces wedding intentions

        Katie Davis and Coty Lovins have announced their engagement and upcoming marriage. The couple will exchange vows at 5 p.m. May 18 at 6 Silver Maple Road in Batesville. A reception will follow. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va — Navy Seaman Recruit Peyton J. Ellis, son of Judy A. Ellis of Batesville and Robert E. Johnson, of Oak Lawn, Ill., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Ellis completed a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 1, 1993.

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  • ‘Y&R’ star Jeanne Cooper dies at 84

    LOS ANGELES — Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on “The Young and the Restless,” has died. She was 84. Cooper died Wednesday morning in her sleep, her son the actor Corbin Bernsen wrote …

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