Arrests made in burglaries

September 5, 2008 Three arrests have been made and more are expected following a series of commercial burglaries and vandalism at area businesses, according to the Independence County Sheriff's Office.

Free GED classes offered

September 5, 2008 NEWPORT - Arkansas State University-Newport is offering free GED classes, according to a news release.

News of other days

September 5, 2008 Editor's note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 18, 1995. 73 YEARS AGO

JAKES day to be Sept. 20

September 5, 2008 The Independence County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation's fourth annual JAKES Day for children 17 and younger will be Sept. 20, according to a news release.

Family & Friends Briefs

September 5, 2008 Cancer support group to meet NEWARK - The cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hazel Edwards Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 402 Locust St.

BIRTHS

September 5, 2008 Gabriel James Bledsoe

Area Briefs

September 5, 2008 Compassionate Friends sets picnic, balloon release