• UW honors outstanding individuals, organizations

    United Way of Independence County recognized its 2013-14 outstanding volunteers and campaign achievements during its Annual Recognition Gathering held March 20 at Lyon College. Executive Director Deanna Green thanked every individual and company that contributed to the campaign, whether monetarily or by giving of their …

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  • Calico Rock Museum receives gift of artifacts

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center has received the gift of an extensive collection of historical artifacts from Susan Smith of Melbourne. The collection includes a uniform coat, metal helmet and utility belt, a photo of Company “C” before leaving for Fort …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A fish and chicken dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert is $10 a plate for those 12 and older and free for children 11 and …

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  • Chili supper announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department Auxiliary will have a chili supper at 5 p.m. Friday at Sulphur Rock City Hall. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

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  • C-Ridge sets fundraiser

    NEWARK — Seniors at Cedar Ridge High School will host a spaghetti super fundraiser from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria to raise money for their class. Tickets are $6 and are being sold by members of the senior …

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  • Spring River Artists Guild to hold gallery opening

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will open the newly decorated Spring River Art Gallery from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Those attending may visit with the artists, view their favorite works and experience new …

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  • Batesville Bassmasters kick off season

    The Batesville Bassmasters have two 2014 tournaments under their belts and a third one coming up Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Greers Ferry Lake, out of Dam Site Park Ramp, said Colin Patterson, longtime club member who is providing press release information. That is …

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  • Teams do well on Lake Norfork

    HORSESHOE BEND — Teams  occupying five of the 10 boats in Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Crown Lake at Horseshoe Bend weighed in five-fish limits, according to a news release. Steve Moody and Fred Mullens weighed in 14.65 pounds for first  place, including …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 24, 1994.

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  • Field of Dreams – ICED debates how to spend last of tax money

    Finish the business parks or give grants to local businesses? That was the decision to be made at the Independence County Economic Development Commission (ICEDC) meeting Monday evening where commissioners must decide to invest the money into jobs or into a field of dreams. As …

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  • Criminal suing sheriff, others in federal court

    Rusty Mero has a lengthy criminal history. And while he may not have been good at following the law, it isn’t stopping him from suing authorities, claiming they failed to protect him while he was in custody in Independence County. The federal case is set …

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  • Longtime banker Linda Creighton to retire

    After 46 years in banking and serving the Batesville community, Linda Creighton has announced her intent to retire, according to Kevin Rose, market president for Centennial Bank in Batesville. Creighton began her banking career with Citizens Bank of Batesville in 1968 as a bookkeeper. During …

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