• Cushman meeting rescheduled

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City County Council meeting originally planned for tonight has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. July 28 at the community center, according to Mayor Jean Weatherford. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Glory Road to entertain at Sharp County Fair

    ASH FLAT — Entertainment for the Sharp County Fair will include Glory Road contemporary and Southern gospel music at 7 p.m. July 22, Dennis Horton and Band at 8 p.m. July 25 and the Billy Joe French Band at 8 p.m. July 26. Other activities …

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  • Ms. Wood-Lawn pageant set

    The 2014 Ms. Wood-Lawn Heights Queen will be crowned in a pageant at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the lobby of Wood-Lawn Heights Skilled Nursing Facility, located at 2800 Neeley St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public. The winner will be eligible to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1995.

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  • Club News

    Ruff Riders 4-H ASH FLAT — The Ruff Riders 4-H Club took part in the 2014 Arkansas State 4-H horse show recently. Winners in the speed events were: Austin Manning, fifth, pony barrels; Shaina Manning, 10th, senior barrels; and Kaitlyn Coursey, fifth, senior barrels. Shaina …

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  • Fallen soldier to be honored

    1944. The United States was in the midst of World War II. After Allen Ray Engles was drafted into the Army, he and his sweetheart Dora Etta wrote letters back and forth. Married for five years, the two had never really been apart until he …

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  • IDC settles on price

    After nearly an hour of discussion on Thursday afternoon, members of the Batesville-Independence County Industrial Development Corporation came to an agreement as to what amount they would sell the remaining parcels for in the Batesville-Independence Industrial Park. Lifeplus International is interested in the properties that …

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  • When rotary phones came to Batesville – Technology now obsolete

    Fifty-five years ago, on July 19, 1959, high technology came to Batesville’s telephone system — rotary dial telephones were introduced, and lots of people did not understand how to use them. The Batesville Daily Guard and Weekly Record printed a four-page special section that included …

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  • Granddaughter charged in fraud

    A two-month spending spree with her grandfather’s stolen credit card has the police looking for 36-year-old Angela Garcia of 1090 Sherrill Drive. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims said in a court affidavit that Richard Richardson filed a report on July 2 stating that his …

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  • Sharp Co. fair activities to start

    ASH FLAT — Some Sharp County Fair activities will take place Monday at the fairgrounds a short distance east of U.S. Highway 167 about four miles south of Ash Flat with the commercial exhibits and vendors setting up from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., and …

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  • BAAC to exhibit Mitchell artwork

    Mountain View artist Dusty Mitchell will exhibit his work at Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main through Aug. 8. Mitchell’s unique sculptural and installation works come together in this exhibition, “All You Can Eat,” which provides a commentary on American culture and the food …

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  • Batesville to consider bids

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office. The agenda includes maintenance and transportation reports, consideration of a list of student transfers as well as quotes from Wade’s Heating, Air Conditioning and Electrical for a server upgrade at …

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