• Road committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court road committee will meet at 6 p.m. Friday at the county courthouse to discuss county roads. Members of this committee are Justices of the Peace Brent Henderson, Jason Jones, Kenny Hurley, Gary Bridgman and Anne Moore. All meetings are open …

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  • Reimbursement to be sought for April floods

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Judge Larry Brown notified the count’s quorum court Monday that all project worksheets for FEMA have been signed and that estimated damage from the April flood was $2,115,000. “FEMA should pay the county 75 percent of that amount and ADEM …

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  • Sharp Co. road now open

    ASH FLAT — Bridge repairs have been completed and Corinth Road is now open, Sharp County Judge Larry Brown announced this morning.

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  • Hillcrest ready for 2014-15 school year

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest School District in Strawberry will begin classes Aug. 18. Buses will run. Superintendent is Greg Crabtree. Administrative assistant is Ashley Durham. District treasurer is Debbie Geurin. School board officers are Danny Morgan, president, and Craig Whitmire, secretary. Board members are Dean Parsley, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 15 – Sunday, August 17, 2014.

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  • Auto show set for Saturday

    IMBODEN — The 26th annual Lawrence County Fair Auto Show will be Saturday at Imboden. Entry fee for each vehicle is $15. Dash plaques are available for the first 150 entrants. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First-, second- and third-place trophies will …

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  • Evening with the Arts announced

    NEWPORT — The annual Evening with the Arts auction and fundraiser will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Newport Country Club. More than 150 pieces of art will be available. There will be a live auction, a silent auction and the opportunity to …

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  • Music in the Mountains to feature Ron Hart

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in the Diamond B Mall. Guests include Ron Hart and Jerry Kipper performing crowd favorites. Raini Rush of Ash Flat will perform with …

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  • Folk Center to host Violet Hensley

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Violet Hensley, 99-year-old fiddle player and fiddle maker, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Music Auditorium at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Hensley began playing music in the 1930s in Mount Ida. She will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 7, 1995.

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  • Southerners to start back

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Lunch will be served. The number of students enrolled last year was 1,600. Number of graduates was 94 with 80 percent college attendance. Roger Rich, who has been with the district since 2001, is in …

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  • Annexation proposal gets first reading

    The city of Batesville could see its boundaries — and population — grow. Tuesday night, the city council heard the first reading of an ordinance that would add a new ward with about 2,400 residents or so, south of the White River. “One thing I …

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