• Construction to be discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the administration board room. Agenda items include commodity bids, hiring of personnel and a construction update concerning Melbourne Elementary’s new building in which dirt work is expected to begin in October with …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27, 2014.

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  • Fulton fair will honor veterans

    All veterans will be honored at the Fulton County Fair on Wednesday. First National Banking Company will provide lunch for veterans and their spouses. The program will begin at 10 a.m. with the posting of the colors by Mammoth Spring Veterans of Foreign Wars Post …

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  • Lions meeting slated

    HEBER SPRINGS — The first meeting of the new Lions District 7-0, representing leaders from Lions Clubs in the northeast and northcentral parts of Arkansas, will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the 1st Electric Building, located at 150 Industrial Park Road …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 14, 1995.

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  • Martin-Stout reunion planned

    CAVE CITY — The Marlin-Stout family reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church Family Life and Education Building in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are welcome. For more information call (870) 283-5515.

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  • Fair names best of show in home economics

    Best of show winners in the home economics department at the 2014 Independence County Fair are: • Food preservation — canned vegetables, Daniel Latus, junior; Treacie Coles, senior; canned fruits, Galen Garth, junior; Charity Coles, senior; fruit syrups, Charity Coles, senior; pickles, relishes and sauces, Cheyenne …

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  • Livestock award winners announced

    The 2014 Independence County Fair livestock awards include: • Swine — prospect pig, Hailey Langston, grand champion; Bentleigh Barnes, reserve champion; market hogs, Erin Lorch, grand; Kayla Jackson, reserve; and showmanship, cloverbud, Hadley Cunningham; junior, Rance Wagoner; and senior, Hailey Langston. • Dairy goat — supreme buck, …

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  • Make-a-Wish sending boy, family to Disney World

    Seven-year-old Jaxon Candler’s wish is coming true — he and his family are going to Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The White River Family Fun Center hosted the party on …

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  • New coach arrested for drugs

    While Shannon Clark was making news in Crittenden County as the new coach, he was making news closer to home, but not in a good way. According to The Evening Times (West Memphis) newspaper article, the 36-year-old Batesville resident was recently hired as a new …

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  • Infant pronounced dead

    Authorities were called to a home in Sulphur Rock Tuesday morning after an infant was found unresponsive, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. “The child was transported by EMS to the White River Medical Center where the infant was later …

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  • Wire found in sleeping man’s truck

    Construction workers who noticed some wire missing from the property found it behind the hill along with a man asleep in his truck. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Carey Thomas said he was called to the sandbar at Kennedy Park to talk with Kyle Magness and …

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