• Sweet makers sought

    Old Independence Regional Museum will hold a Valentine’s Day contest fundraiser to raise money for operations. “Love Bites” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the museum. Contestants must bring 150 bite-sized pieces of their dessert to the museum. First place will win …

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  • Singing to be held Saturday

    CAVE CITY — The Spring River Association Singing will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church, located at 707 Highway 167 near Cave City. There will be special music as well as congregational singing. All churches of the Spring River Missionary Baptist …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 2003.

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  • Karaoke, DJ on tap at American Legion

    The Batesville American Legion Post No. 114 has karaoke and a disc jockey from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. For more information call (870) 307-5289, (870) 613-3126 or the legion at (870) 793-9720.

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  • Club News

    Independence County Horse 4-H A meeting of the Independence County Horse 4-H Club and Cedar Ridge Livestock Club was held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Foothills Cowboy Church. Present were 14 members, two adult leaders, Rachel Collins and Rhea Jennings, as well as five …

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  • Two-time ‘Queen Bee’ returns for win

    Two Erins, one champ. C-O-R-R-E-C-T-I-O-N: two-time champ. Batesville Junior High eighth-grader Erin Rider was named winner of the 2015 Independence County Spelling Bee Tuesday night at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, taking home the trophy a second consecutive year with the words “cafeteria” …

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  • Student sacrifices college savings to save beloved pet

    The brown hair, the brown eyes. When Billy Kittrell met Murphy it was love at first sight. “I fell in love with that little guy. I told my sister I had to have him.” So, when the 5-year-old miniature dachshund needed his human’s help, best …

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  • Former Sulphur Rock woman found dead

    ELSBERRY, Missouri — A former Sulphur Rock woman was found dead earlier this week at her home in Missouri, according to published reports. Harmony M. Culbreath, 38, was found dead with a gunshot wound around 10:30 Tuesday night, according to police in Elsberry, Missouri, about …

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  • Sex offender located

    Henry C. Grandstaff is behind bars in the Independence County jail following his arrest in Cave City. Grandstaff, 44, a registered level 3 sex offender, was wanted for failure to maintain his address registration with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. A warrants department spokesperson with …

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  • Arrest made in flashlight assault

    Wanted for allegedly beating a teenager with a flashlight, an Independence County man has turned himself in to authorities after a second degree battery warrant was issued Monday. The warrant, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy, was the result of a physical altercation …

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  • County will discuss interlocal split

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a joint meeting of the law enforcement and budget committees at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. Members will discuss the interlocal split. Members of the law enforcement committee are …

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  • Reynolds named executive director

    The board of directors for the Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association (ACAAA) has announced that Rebecca Reynolds has been named the association’s new executive director. Reynolds will be assuming oversight of the organization, which represents and provides support to 16 private, nonprofit community action agencies …

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