• A glance at days gone by

    A man identified as Bill Anderson is photographed several decades ago in Williford in northern Sharp County. The Sharp County Historical Society is asking for help in identifying old pictures from the Williford area when Eva Sharp, the society’s secretary, presents “Post Card Puzzles” as part …

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  • Collection Calamity exhibit set

    NEWPORT — The Jacksonport Collection Calamity is Jacksonport State Park Courthouse Museum’s newest exhibit. Artifacts in the collection have lost their stories, and it is up to participants to match them. Along the way, participants will discover new angles through genealogy, conservation, archaeology and preservation. …

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  • Oplinger to be guest author

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library will present Patricia Oplinger as the May Guest Author of the Month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 4, said Ina Gill, member of the library’s advisory board. Oplinger lives in Cherokee Village and holds degrees in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 17, 1993.

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  • MPES students win essay contest

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Three fifth-graders from Mount Pleasant Elementary were recently recognized as winners of the Elks Americanism Essay Contest. With patriotism as the theme, students were asked to write about what the National Anthem means to them. First place went to Rheanna Lucas, second …

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  • Local, area teams do well in tourney

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — A Batesville team fishing in the Cystic Fibrosis Benefit Bass Tournament on Lake Norfork came close to winning the big prize April 13, but fell just a bit short. Shawn Drake and Tracy Hunter, who fish on the Batesville Bassmasters circuit, …

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  • Diemer, Brown win tournament

    CAVE CITY — David Diemer and Ryan Brown weighed in 8.25 pounds of bass Saturday to win the Cave City Bass Club’s fourth tournament of the season, said tournament director Steve Moody. Fred Mullens teamed with Moody for 7.95 pounds and second place while Tom …

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  • Sharp Countians attend event

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Farm Bureau women’s committee members Karen Bates, Betty Carter of Cave City and Sue Billiot, chairwoman, of Smithville were among the 157 women who attended the Arkansas Farm Bureau Statewide Women’s Conference March 8-9 in Little Rock. Billiot said that …

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  • Singles winners announced

    Winners of the Arkansas Trap Association Singles Shoot from April 13 are as follows, according to an announcement from the Independence County Shooting Range: Class A and Overall — Richard Thielemier 100 (out of 100) Ladies — Emalee Martin 81 Sub-Junior — Dylan Watters 91 …

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  • Southside Dairy Bar razed – Hamburgers, milk shakes were 25¢

    SOUTHSIDE — A single hamburger was 25 cents. With cheese, 30. Milk shakes cost a quarter and foot-long hot dogs with chili and slaw were 35 cents. “Isn’t that funny how that stays in your mind?” Patsy Roath said, standing among the rubble that once …

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  • Great-great-grandma still “digs” archaeology

    SPRING MILL — Digging in the dirt all day in the hot sun and sleeping in a tent for two weeks may not be some people’s idea of fun but for 87-year-old Anna Parks, it’s a time she looks forward to each year. As a …

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  • ‘Old school’ going New Tech

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School may be part of a rural district but that doesn’t mean students don’t deserve the same opportunities in preparing for the real world as Principal Mike Smith believes. That’s why this fall Hillcrest is going New Tech as it works …

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