• Club News

    Extension Homemakers Club THIDA — The Union Hill-Thida Extension Homemakers Club held a sewing workshop for the Diamond T 4-H Club on Nov. 9 at Thida Community Building. The E-H members taught the 4-H’ers how to sew using a sewing machine as well as a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 30, 1994.

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  • Storm covers roads

    Old Man Winter has arrived, covering much of the area with white and resulting in the closures of many schools and businesses today as many prepared for the worst when the storm entered the state on Thursday. However, as of this morning things have been …

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  • Clerk: City paying fair share for court

    Batesville city officials say the city is paying its fair share for district court, disputing statements made by Independence County Judge Robert Griffin regarding the district court funds. An article in Wednesday’s Guard entitled “City gets paid while county foots bills” by Donetta Hubbard has …

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  • Former ‘Hellcat’ flew with famous O’Hare

    Sy Mendenhall may have a little trouble remembering some things but not that he was a “Hellcat” fighter pilot and flew under famous Lt. Cmdr. Edward “Butch” O’Hare. Now at the age of 94, the World War II veteran has slowed down a bit but …

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  • Veteran recalls wartime

    Two years, seven months, 15 days. Age hasn’t kept 90-year-old Dick Ferguson from forgetting his time spent in World War II, or his release. A combat engineer in the Army, “we were the pioneers,” he said, and his training involved building sidewalks and bridges, among …

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  • Events rescheduled, canceled; offices close

    Inclement weather continues to cause several events to be postponed or canceled and area schools to be out today. Early voting for the county’s economic development was canceled. The election is Tuesday, and the last day for early voting is Monday. Three events/fundraisers set for …

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  • Compassionate Friends to hold annual candlelighting

    The Compassionate Friends will tentatively hold its annual Candlelighting and Memorial Tree Decorating Service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the White River Firefighters Training Center, depending on the weather. This is the third year for TCF to have its event at the fire training center, …

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  • Izard Co. man killed in accident

    VIOLET HILL — An Izard County man was killed Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Spring Hill Road north of Violet Hill. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Paul Zerby, 75, of Violet Hill was driving southbound at about 11:55 …

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  • Christmas Brings Hope postpones collection

    The collection of donations for the annual Christmas Brings Hope project originally planned for Sunday has been postponed until next week due to the winter weather, according to Ted Hall, project board member. The board plans to meet Monday to make a decision on what …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 29, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This mystery photograph, provided by local historic photo collector Curtis Smith, is likely from a school in Independence County, but it has no date or location — and may not even be a school group at all. Notice the baseball, a baseball bat and ball …

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