• Senator promotes buying American-made products

    Buying American isn’t just good for America — it’s good for American workers, according to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor who attended a roundtable discussion with local business owners and community leaders at Bad Boy Mowers on Wednesday. The meeting was part of Pryor’s statewide jobs …

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  • Internet fraud, thefts reported

    Buying a bass boat on the Internet wasn’t quite the catch Perry McChesney of Newark thought it was. It cost him $2,500 and he still doesn’t have a boat. McChesney told the Independence County Sheriff’s Office he was looking to buy a bass boat on …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday 8-8 • Izard County Fair, Izard County Fairgrounds, LaCrosse. Visit www.izardcofair.org. • Red Cross blood drive, Walmart, 3150 Harrison St., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Cave City Watermelon Festival activities, City Park, 6-10 p.m. Visit www.cavecityarkansas.info. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members …

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  • Two charged in theft of farm equipment

    Trying to cash in on scrap metal prices Monday ended with two Cash residents being arrested for theft of farm equipment. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Thatch said he was notified that the men, identified as 20-year-old Cody McKellar and Johnny …

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  • Sharp Co. ER sees 1,000 patients in first month

    Cherokee Village — The doors of the WRMC Medical Complex Satellite Emergency Room (ER) have only been open for a short amount of time; however, the ER has made a big impact on the residents of Sharp County and surrounding areas. In just a little …

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  • Midland revs up for school year with new superintendent

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland School District will begin classes Aug. 18. Buses will run. Superintendent is Dewayne Wammack. Administrative assistant is Kerri Passmore. District treasurer is Linda Allgood. School board members are Connie Blevins, president; Andy Pratt, vice president; Bryson Wood, secretary; and Robert Beel, …

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  • Library announces artist of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced its August artist of the month, Anita Cooke. Cooke’s artwork will be on exhibit throughout the month. She is a member of Missouri Watercolor Society, Southern Watercolor Society and Arkansas Arts Council. Her work has been displayed …

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  • 4 file for municipal positions

    Only four people have filed for office in municipalities in Independence County as of 9:30 this morning, according to the county clerk’s office. Billy Burns has filed for Sulphur Rock mayor, while Russell Moyer filed for Position 5 on the Sulphur Rock City Council. In …

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  • Anderson to run in CC

    Jonas Anderson has announced that he will seek re-election to the City Council of Cave City, Ward 2, Position 1.       Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost to the …

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  • C-Ridge board calls hearing

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board has called a special hearing for 7 p.m. Friday to discuss a personnel issue.

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  • Ring’s Chapel to host ‘Do-Re-Mi’ Singing School

    CAVE CITY — An old-fashioned “Do-Re-Mi” Singing School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 11 through 15 at Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Registration is at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 11. The cost is $5, which includes a copy of the new Jeffress-Phillips …

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  • Fiber Frenzy comes to Ozark Folk Center State Park

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — A Fiber Frenzy will be held Saturday and Sunday at Ozark Folk Center State Park. Classes will be offered in fiber arts such as felted sculpture, off-loom weaving, blending fibers and colors with a hackle, angora rabbit workshop, understanding Icelandic fleece, simply …

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