• Ozark tourist council sets banquet

    HOXIE — The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council has set its annual banquet for Thursday at the new Stan Jones Mallard Lodge near Hoxie. The eight-county tourism promotion group will celebrate the year’s achievements and hear from featured speaker Danny Ford, commissioner with the Arkansas Department …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The 105th annual Conference of the Arkansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution was held recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. The conference theme was: “For Every Time There is a Season.” Presiding over the conference was Jo Ann …

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  • Students attend conference

    Medical Professions Education (Med Pro Ed) students from Cave City High School and Cedar Ridge High School recently attended the Arkansas HOSA State Conference in Hot Springs, receiving multiple awards. HOSA is the largest student organization that prepares students to enter the health care field. …

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  • Local student honored

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University at Jonesboro recently presented its Distinguished Service Awards for 2013 during its 80th annual Student Honors Awards Ceremony and a resident of Batesville was among the recipients. Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to graduating seniors who, through their service …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 29, 1993.

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  • Floral gets third fire station

    FLORAL — It was a project that got under way before a special supporting tax was even passed, but Thursday morning members of the Floral Volunteer Fire Department and others gathered for the opening of a new fire station. The Floral fire department is one …

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  • Police say teens are runaways

    Anyone who may have seen Dylan Robinson or Jimmie Padgett since Saturday is asked to call the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The two 16-year-olds were last seen at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday in the Oil Trough area and are considered to be runaways, according to …

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  • Arrests made in donation thefts

    Surveillance video taken at a local charity organization has resulted in the arrest of a Batesville man for theft of items from a donation box, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Qualls said Aaron Wayne Long, 38, of Shade Tree Drive …

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  • Man sought

    Local authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating 49-year-old Timothy Long. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said Long, who suffers from depression and is on medication, went missing from his Independence County home April 1 and may be in danger as he …

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  • Arkansas Scottish Festival set for Saturday, Sunday

    A dog show, Community Quintathlon and a “Brave” costume contest are among several new events scheduled for the 34th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival set for Saturday and Sunday on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Admission to the long-running celebration that began as a way …

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  • Local officers use spike strips to stop vehicle

    Independence County sheriff’s deputies used spike strips to stop a vehicle that was fleeing from the Heber Springs Police Department over the weekend, said Deputy Jesse Wilson. Wilson said that about 9:30 p.m. Saturday he responded to assist the Heber Springs officers who were in …

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  • Power theft leads to drug bust, warrant

    Her power was turned off and she was cold was the reason a west Batesville woman reportedly gave for running an extension cord from her neighbor’s vacant home to her bedroom heater for the past few months. That cord eventually led police to suspected illegal …

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