• Newport seeks ‘Trashiest Team’

    NEWPORT — The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting teams to participate in the “Trashiest Team” contest during the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. and …

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  • BAAC holds gallery reception

    The Batesville Area Arts Council hosted a gallery reception Aug. 21 for its current exhibition, which features artwork created by local children grades kindergarten through sixth. Students attended the reception and were awarded with a certificate for participating in the show. Artwork in the exhibition …

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  • Bible classes to resume

    The Joy of Living Ladies Community Bible Study will resume classes Tuesday. The morning class will meet from 10 to 11:30 each Tuesday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The night class will meet from 6:30 to 8 each …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Teen Leader Club The Independence County 4-H Teen Leader Club meeting was held Aug. 7 at the Cooperative Extension Office. Eight members and five adults were present. Delenn Kesselring, teen leader photographer, called the meeting to order, and members recited the Pledge …

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  • News Of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 22, 1995.

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  • Prepare now for fall hunting

    I know it’s still August, but are you prepared for the fall hunting season? In Arkansas it starts Oct. 1 with archery deer season and carries through the spring turkey season of next year. We normally first think of our guns, bows, clothes and four-wheelers …

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  • Littletons, Le win tourneys

    Billy Littleton and T. Le teamed to win the Batesville Bassmasters’ latest tournament, held Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake, said Colin Patterson, who is submitting the reports. They weighed in 11.87 pounds, including the tournament’s biggest bass of the day, a 5.44-pounder. Finishing second with …

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  • Hunter education course offered

    ASH FLAT — A hunter education course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ash Flat Fire Department, located at 5 Goodwin Cove in Ash Flat. The course includes such topics as firearms safety, conservation, wildlife management, sportsmanship, archery, muzzleloading, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    No date is on this photo of what the photographer called a “fantasy bluff” when he snapped the shot several years ago. He wrote: “Fantasy Bluff: This bluff of the famous White River near Calico Rock, Arkansas, is one of many photogenic bluffs on the …

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  • County range offers dove shoot

    With the opening of dove hunting season around the corner, the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex is offering a “first of its kind” simulated dove hunt. “Wednesday was the start of our two-week dove field,” said range manager Jody Hewitt. “With the help of our …

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  • Officer fired

    A police officer is fired and could be facing a misdemeanor charge. Cpl. Ben Keener has been terminated from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department after a Tuesday night incident. Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the incident started when a shoplifting report came from Walmart and three …

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  • 1 injured in mine accident

    GUION — Jeff Rains wasn’t the only one on the way to the hospital. Shortly after the news broke he was injured in a mining accident at Guion, friends and family were en route to Little Rock where he was being taken by helicopter. The …

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