• ‘Pancake Daze’ begin Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day “Pancake Daze” will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at St. Mary of the Mount Church Hall, located at the corner of First and Church streets in Horseshoe Bend. The menu …

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  • Museum Homeschool Day focuses on 1804 Hunter/Dunbar Expedition

    The Hunter/Dunbar Expedition of 1804 will be front and center for Old Independence Regional Museum’s spring Home School Day on March 31, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. Many students are familiar with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, in 1804, which explored the Mississippi and the …

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  • Guard updating information

    The Batesville Daily Guard’s annual Community Focus special section will publish on April 24, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 4, 1994.

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  • Sharp voters reject hospital tax

    ASH FLAT — The ones who are disappointed this morning turn out to be few in number after Sharp County residents numbering nearly 3 to 1 nixed plans in Tuesday’s special election to fund a county-owned and operated hospital with a 1 1/2-cent sales tax …

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  • Ex-trooper pleads to probation

    ASH FLAT — A total of 24 months probation was given to a former state trooper who was arrested and charged in February. Seth Higginbottom pleaded guilty to breaking and entering, a class D felony charge, and was sentenced to 24 months supervised probation this …

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  • Man reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s assistance in helping find Luther Olinger. Olinger is a white male, 65, and has not been seen since 5 p.m. Tuesday. Olinger is approximately 6 feet tall and weighs 165 pounds with brown eyes and …

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  • Izard woman charged with forgery

    MELBOURNE — A Calico Rock woman is being charged on a warrant accusing of her cashing forged checks at a local store. Tammy Gayle Robison, 45, was arrested Wednesday and charged with three counts of forgery after she allegedly cashed three checks on another person’s …

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  • Woman taken to jail alone

    A woman who claimed she had been hit in the nose and wanted the person to go to jail ended up going alone. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shawn Stephens said he was called to 519 Stacey Drive for a possible disturbance and he met 51-year-old …

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  • Benefit set to help cancer patient

    OIL TROUGH — There will be a benefit fundraiser for Jeannie Hawkins Ivie to help with her expenses for treatment of ovarian cancer. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oil Trough Community Center. There will be chili, hot …

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  • Quorum court takes steps to courthouse elevator improvements

    The county is one step closer to getting an elevator at the Independence County Courthouse. Justices of the peace passed a resolution at Monday night’s quorum court meeting approving electrical improvements needed for the future installation of an elevator. County Judge Robert Griffin said the …

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  • Glass Slipper Project opens doors, provides free prom dresses

    The Batesville High School Glass Slipper Project is once again opening its doors to students to shop for dresses this prom season. The project, held on the bottom floor of the old middle school auditorium on Water Street, provides free dresses and accessories to Batesville …

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