• Hastings seeks JP seat

      CAVE CITY — Jeral Hastings of Cave City has filed for re-election as District 8 justice of the peace on the Sharp County Quorum Court, subject to the May 20 Democratic primary. District 8 consists of the part of Cave Township that lies within …

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  • Fired worker shuts down construction site by stealing logs, manuals from cranes

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man fired Wednesday from the Black Rock Bridge construction site is charged with slipping back to the site and stealing logs and manuals required to be in the cranes, causing the job to be shut down for several hours. Lawrence County …

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  • Term limits chairman postpones event

    Arkansas Term Limits Chairman Tim Jacob, who was scheduled to speak at an Independence County Tea Party event tonight in Batesville, has postponed the event for April 8 due to the weather. The location will be announced later. Jacob’s focus will be on informing voters …

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  • Magness postpones meeting

    MAGNESS — The Magness City Council has rescheduled its monthly meeting for 6:30 p.m. March 11 due to the weather, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings. Agenda items include a budget review and water department discussion. The council normally meets the first Tuesday of the month.

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  • Chili lunch rescheduled

    The Batesville Optimist Club has rescheduled its chili lunch fundraiser, originally set for lunch today, for next week due to the weather, according to member Glen Pool. The chili lunch will be March 11. The dinner consists of a 12-ounce bowl of chili, crackers, dessert …

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  • United Way now accepting applications for 2015 funding

    Applications are ready for pickup for the year 2015 United Way funding, according to a news release from the United Way of Independence County. Applications must be completed and filed with the United Way office by March 14. Any applications received after that date will …

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  • Weekly financial class scheduled

    The Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University nine-week course will be offered beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Fellowship Bible Church, located at 276 E. Main St. in Batesville. The course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set …

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  • Fulton Heritage Foundation sets Old Main cleanup, repair days

    SALEM — The Fulton County Heritage Foundation will host two interior cleanup and repair days in March at the Old Main campus on Oak and North streets in Salem. The foundation is renovating Old Main for community use and its upcoming all-class Salem High School …

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  • Childers to celebrate 95th birthday

    MAGNESS — A drop-in reception for Wilson Childers, who will celebrate his 95th birthday on March 8, will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Magness Community Center. He requests no gifts.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 26, 1994.

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  • Bryant remembered for service to others

    Longtime businessman, civic leader, writer and radio personality Duffie Bryant died Friday night at his Batesville home. He was 95. The Bryant clan first sailed to America from Ireland in the early 1800s. First settling in Illinois then later moving to Salado, the head of …

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  • Thief drops ‘God bless you’ note

    A thief who stole a bill out of a mailbox left the resident a sort-of thank-you note. Carolyn Crafton, 65, who lives on Juniper Street in Batesville, reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office she saw someone in a Pontiac Grand Am stop at her …

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