• Ozarka unveils drawing

    ASH FLAT — Dr. Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College, presented a futuristic rendering of the Ozarka College-Ash Flat campus master plan at Ash Flat City Council’s recent meeting. The plan, developed by Wittenberg, Delony and Davidson Architects of Fayetteville, includes space for new technical-education …

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  • Domestic disputes top arrests

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man has been charged with third-degree domestic battery after police were called to a Pineville residence Tuesday. Izard County Deputy Acy Beebe was dispatched to a Hickory Street address where he met with the female complainant who said her fiance, …

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  • Rookie wins best of show with ‘pro’ horse

    Wearing the cowboy hat of her brother’s best friend, her cousin’s belt and her brother’s buckle, Allie Rolins knew she could do anything with Patches at her side and God in her heart. Winning Best of Show and Grand Champion, among others, the 11-year-old, who’s …

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  • Celebration of Smiles Day raises $48,000 for Operation Smile

    PPA Charities President David Grupa has announced the results of the organization’s annual Celebration of Smiles fundraiser in support of its charitable partner, Operation Smile. Held during April, a total of 79 members raised $48,166 to benefit Operation Smile. Locally, Clark Sanders Photography from Highland …

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  • Road closing for repairs

    Beginning Tuesday at 9 a.m., the south end of Claxton Loop Road near Cushman will be closed to repair that section of road.  According to Ron Byars, Independence County road foreman, a lime stabilization process will be done on that section of road. The section …

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  • Heavy rainfall predicted for northern Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says some parts of Arkansas could see heavy rainfall this week while other areas of the state will bake in temperatures approaching triple digits. Forecasters say parts of northern Arkansas will see isolated storms and thunderstorms on …

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  • Wood-Lawn Heights opening set

    A grand opening will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 for the new Wood-Lawn Heights Nursing Center located at 2800 Neeley St. in Batesville. The center replaces the former Wood-Lawn Nursing Home that was located across the street from the new facility. Tours of …

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  • Kelley returning to Lyon to build football program

    Kirk Kelley, a proven winner and a Lyon College Athletics Hall of Famer, is making a return to the institution where he built its baseball team into a NAIA championship contender and will attempt to do the same with the Scots’ new football program. Kelley, …

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  • Independence Co. Fair Board announces winners for 2013

    The Independence County Fair Board has announced the following winners for 2013: Livestock Exhibits Overall Grand Champions Beef cattle — all-star steer, Cheyan Corbitt; overall bull, Trevor Clark; market steer, Brooklyn Hicks; overall heifer, Lane Bray; and prospect steer, Gregory Fitzgerald Dairy cattle — Erin …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 10, 1994.

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  • Wood-Lawn purchaser earns globally recognized certification

    PITTSBURGH — Globally recognized training leader Next Level Purchasing Inc. has announced that Juli Andora Reding, a director of purchasing and support services for Wood-Lawn Inc., is the most recent recipient of its Senior Professional in Supply Management Certification. The SPSM Certification, which has been …

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  • Sharp County sets fair schedule

    ASH FLAT — Several activities are planned for the Sharp County Fair in Ash Flat, which will be held from Tuesday through Saturday. Big Creek Opry will perform July 23. The Double D rodeo will be held at 8 p.m. each night. A National Barrel …

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