• $3,000 cashiers check stolen

    A Dry Run Circle woman reported Thursday that her residence had been entered and a $3,000 cashiers check from a local bank and her debit card stolen along with other items, while she was in jail for several days, said Independence County Deputy Kirk Green, …

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  • Bricks available to honor vets

    ASH FLAT — Memorial bricks honoring U.S. veterans are for sale by the American Veterans Memorial Committee until April 1, said committee member Nelson Gatewood. The bricks will be installed as part of the American Veterans Memorial on Nix Ridge Road in Ash Flat. Veterans …

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  • Mitre saw taken from church

    A 10-inch Dewalt mitre saw valued at $200 was taken from an outbuilding at Hope Lutheran Church at 2415 E. Main St., Batesville, sometime within the past 10 days, said Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar. Steve Kruse told Calendar he noticed Thursday that the storage …

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  • Performing arts activity held

    SULPHUR ROCK — The 2013 Independence County 4-H Performing Arts Activity was held Feb. 16 at the Sulphur Rock School Cafetorium. Eighty-five 4-H’ers competed in club skits, vocal, dance and instrumental categories. Winners were: Vocal cloverbud — Sarah Barber, Southside Afterschool, first; Kaylee Leddy, Cave …

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  • Revival announced

    NEWARK — Faith Tabernacle Church will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through March 8. Edwina Kidd is the guest speaker. The church is located at 125 East Sixth St. in Newark.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 22, 1993.

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  • FFA judging day

    FFA students judge livestock (top photo) during the Independence County Conservation District’s annual FFA Judging Workshop on Feb. 20 at the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Experiment Station near Bethesda, while state Forester Brian Madddox (middle and bottom photo) instructs students in judging forestry …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Locomotive 4318, pulling the last passenger train through Batesville, stops for passengers on March 21, 1960.    

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  • Railroads were once the dominant industry

    (Editor’s note: As presented during a recent Old Independence Regional Museum program. This is the first of two parts.) If we had been living 100 years ago, the sound of the train whistle would have been a common, everyday tune that we all recognized and …

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  • Calico Rock Museum to open railroad exhibit

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum has announced the opening of the newly-renovated Building the Railroad exhibit. The exhibit opening coincides with the 110th anniversary of the building and opening of the Iron Mountain Railroad in Calico Rock in 1903. The exhibit features a scale …

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  • Storm spawns survival store

    CALICO ROCK — Tornadoes, snow, ice, flooding. This area sees it all. It was dealing with such adversities following a local storm a few years ago that led two Izard County men to open what is now the largest emergency supply store in the state, …

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  • Woman says she was choked

    A Brushy Road man was arrested for third-degree domestic battery causing injury about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday at his home for allegedly choking a woman at the same address, according to a police report filed by investigating officer Phillip Pickett. Due to it being a domestic …

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