• 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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  • Man wants to pursue criminal charges against grandmother

    An 18-year-old Magness man said his grandmother demanded he give her $4,000 so he could see his sister and after he gave it to her she left the state. Darrell Johns said he took $5,000 out of his account and gave Rita Kirk of Weldon, …

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  • Thida man wanted after fleeing police

    Trying to get cops to wreck after he fled a police traffic stop now has a Thida man wanted by the law. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said Christopher Atkinson, 37, of Departee Creek was reportedly driving in an erratic manner on Blackland Road …

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  • Off-duty cop arrests theft suspect

    When stealing items from parked vehicles it’s a good idea research your target area. That’s something Derrick A. Larry learned the hard way Thursday morning, according to a court affidavit filed by Lt. Mike Mundy of the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. According to Mundy, the …

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  • Sex offender reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Terry Foster, according to a news release. Foster is 55 years old, weighs 170 pounds and has brown hair, blue eyes and a scar on his left arm. Foster, who lives in the …

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  • Izard deputies deal with stabbing, domestics

    MELBOURNE — A domestic fight at a Calico Rock apartment complex over the weekend resulted in one woman’s going to jail, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Leah Renee Shaver, 36, of Calico Rock is accused of stabbing a male companion, who required hospitalization. John Webb, …

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  • Hicks named new dispatch supervisor

    A former county judge will be back in public service, this time as Batesville Dispatch supervisor. Bill Hicks will be taking over as dispatch supervisor on Aug. 25, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh announced Tuesday night at the city council meeting. He will replace Joy Wilson, who …

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  • Cave City board gets new member

    CAVE CITY — The school board at Cave City has a new member. Ashley Beller was appointed as interim board member replacing Kirk Ratliff who had resigned in the June meeting, said Superintendent Steven Green. “Mrs. Beller actually filed for the position and is unopposed …

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