• Spring River Artists Guild to hold abstract workshop

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will present an Acrylics and Mixed Media Abstract Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Hardy City Hall, located at 124 Woodland Hill in Hardy. Participants will be working with acrylics on canvas or …

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  • Vendors sought for health, wellness fair 

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Vendors are being sought for the Annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair hosted by radio station KFFB 106.1, to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Fairfield Bay Conference Center. For vendor information call 1 (800) 356-5106.

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  • Tribute to Grandpa Jones to be held

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tribute will be paid to the late Grandpa Jones during special musical performances on Friday and Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Guitarist Doyle Dykes headlines the show on Friday along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 20, 1995.

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  • Southside annexation goes to ballot

    Their voices were heard loud and clear, but the fight’s not over. Monday night, the Batesville City Council held a special meeting over whether to send the proposed Southside annexation issue to the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The measure made it — but just …

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  • Arson suspected

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire in the area of Thida Sunday night. When officers arrived there were two homes on fire and the initial investigation shows it to be a possible arson, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. A possible suspect was …

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  • Author reminds teachers of their ‘power’

    Manny Scott can still hear his mother’s screams for help after her face was slammed against a glass window by his stepfather. “As a little boy with blood everywhere, I did everything in my power to save my mother’s life and I failed.” “I was …

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  • Leveritt to speak at museum Sept. 14

    Mara Leveritt, recipient of several prestigious writers awards, will be the featured speaker at Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sept. 14. She is a contributing editor to the Arkansas Times and past Arkansas Journalist of the Year. Leveritt has reported for …

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  • C-Ridge quizzers awarded rings

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s senior high quiz bowl team won the 2A state championship game in April and now they have the hardware to prove it. The Cedar Ridge School Board presented state championship rings to the team, coach Carol Woods and …

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  • Izard sheriff reminds drivers of school bus safety

    MELBOURNE — Some 25 million students nationwide began riding school buses last week, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said in a news release, and according to the National Safety Council and other safety organizations, there are some basic safety rules that students should follow to …

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  • ICED to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Inc. will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Blair and Stroud law office, 500 E. Main St., Room 212. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Sharp County road closed

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Bilbrey Road, one-quarter mile off Highway 58, will be closed until Sept. 2 for bridge repairs, Dan Melbourne, Sharp County road superintendent, said this morning.

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