• News of Other Days

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

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  • Gov. Beebe announces Dept. of Arkansas Heritage grant recipients

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe has announced that the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, has awarded $2,009,349 in grants for projects in 41 Arkansas counties, including Independence County, through its County Courthouse Restoration Subgrant, Historic Preservation Restoration …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Cody Musick of Newark recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by his military job school. Upon returning to Arkansas, Musick will serve with 1st Detachment Bravo Company 2/153 …

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  • Storm damages buildings, trees – Burn ban still on

    A severe thunderstorm swept through the area on Sunday afternoon, bringing 60  mph winds with it. Glen Willis, director of the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, said the city of Batesville received most of the damage. “The city had quite a bit of hail,” …

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  • 3 more arrested for meth trafficking

    Three more people have been taken into custody in what authorities are saying is connected to a criminal drug enterprise based in California. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said warrants were received July 8 from Kentucky for the arrest of 47-year-old Rodolfo Benitez Hernandez, 51-year-old …

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  • Search for wanted man leads to 8-person arrest roundup

    MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies were searching for one man but ended up arresting eight people Saturday night, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The eight-person roundup started at the residence of Holly Potter at 802 Main St. in Melbourne when Deputy Phil Story was inquiring …

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  • Ban also includes fireworks

    CAVE CITY — Mayor Ron Burge of Cave City said the city’s ban on burning, issued last week about the time Sharp County Judge Larry Brown issued a countywide burn ban, also includes a ban on the shooting of fireworks. Any violation of the ban …

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  • ICARE schedules wash, dip

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will hold a wash and dip from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month through September at the Corner Drugstore in Melbourne. The dates are July 20, Aug. 17 and Sept. 21. A …

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  • LEPC to have meeting

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive, Batesville. Independence County LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in …

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  • C-Ridge to accept bids

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include consideration of commodity (milk, bread and fuel) bids, board policies and personnel and financial reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Water board to meet

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • 2nd Friday Frolic ends

    Second Friday Frolic is canceled “due to a lack of interest by local businesses,” announced Bob Pest. Held in downtown Batesville, the event was formerly known as the Second Friday Wander and Wonder Walk.

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