• Make-a-Wish sending boy, family to Disney World

    Seven-year-old Jaxon Candler’s wish is coming true — he and his family are going to Walt Disney World courtesy of Make-A-Wish Mid South, an organization that grants wishes of children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. The White River Family Fun Center hosted the party on …

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  • New coach arrested for drugs

    While Shannon Clark was making news in Crittenden County as the new coach, he was making news closer to home, but not in a good way. According to The Evening Times (West Memphis) newspaper article, the 36-year-old Batesville resident was recently hired as a new …

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  • Infant pronounced dead

    Authorities were called to a home in Sulphur Rock Tuesday morning after an infant was found unresponsive, according to a news release from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. “The child was transported by EMS to the White River Medical Center where the infant was later …

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  • Wire found in sleeping man’s truck

    Construction workers who noticed some wire missing from the property found it behind the hill along with a man asleep in his truck. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Carey Thomas said he was called to the sandbar at Kennedy Park to talk with Kyle Magness and …

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  • Kendall’s Bears, Jonathan’s Books reaches 14th year

    CAVE CITY — Kendall’s Bears and Jonathan’s Books’ 14th annual event was held recently. Kendall Townsley, 13, and Jonathan Townsley, almost 10, collected 493 stuffed animals and dolls and 386 books from family and friends, a large portion coming from members of Lynn Church of …

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  • Donations sought

    United Way of Independence County has expanded its annual effort to collect school supplies and other basic items to ensure that every child in Independence County and Cave City is properly equipped to succeed in school. United Way and Citizens Bank last year launched “Stuff …

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  • Dollar General opens store in Evening Shade

    Evening Shade — Dollar General will celebrate the opening of its new location at 2115 Evening Shade Drive in Evening Shade at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. “Dollar General will offer Evening Shade residents a convenient new place to shop for …

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  • 3 join UACCB board

    Mother Nature has made her presence known on campus at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville this year, but she hasn’t come cheap. From ice in winter, an F1 tornado followed by flooding that washed out a vehicle bridge on campus and damaged …

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  • Sharp County’s economic history to be highlighted

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s summer quarterly meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Community Room of First National Banking Company in Ash Flat, according to a news release. Parking and the entrance are at the rear of the building. …

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  • Tough Truck Competition nears

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair and Hill’s Auto Sales will host a Tough Truck Competition at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Fairgrounds Arena at Salem. The event will give area competitors an opportunity to compete in a timed event to showcase how tough …

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  • Fair to feature equine events

    SALEM — Fulton County Fair will feature several events for horse lovers this year. The annual fair horse show will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Everett Show Barn. The event will feature halter classes, showmanship at halter, Western pleasure, lead-line class for youth …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 1995.

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