• Child safety seat workshop set

    A child safety seat giveaway and workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. The child and primary vehicle must be brought to the event. Donations to continue the work will be accepted. The event will be …

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  • Fire Dept. holding fundraiser

    LYNN — Lynn Volunteer Fire Department annual fundraiser will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Gymnasium. Plate dinners will be served. A live band, door prizes, an auction and raffles are part of the festivities.

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  • Sulphur Rock cleanup is Saturday

    SULPHUR ROCK — City of Sulphur Rock city-wide cleanup will be Saturday. No tires, appliances or wood products will be accepted.

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  • Batesville hosts Gospel in the Park

    Gospel in the Park will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Entertainers will be Joy Mountain Trio, Quillen Edwards, The Tiptons, The Turners, One Way Home Trio, New Creation, Chuck Compton and the Frenches.

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  • Fish fry fundraiser to be held

    ASH FLAT — A community outreach fish fry will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Ash Flat Church of Christ. The event is open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 16, 1993.

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  • Clarification

      Regarding the annual Community Focus special section that was published on April 18, Circuit Judge Adam Harkey has been on the bench since 1999. He has served as municipal, district and circuit judge during this time. He has presided over numerous jury trials, and …

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  • Standoff ends peacefully

    Jorge Montoya held a gun to his head and threatened to kill himself. It took over an hour for a hostage negotiator with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office to get him out of the locked vehicle, making it a tense scene Tuesday morning as police …

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  • Melbourne couple opens restaurant

    MELBOURNE — These days Ann and Bran Ballard don’t have much time for dreaming. That’s because the reality of owning their own restaurant means the doughnuts have to be in the oven by 3 a.m. The two, who have been married for 12 years, have …

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  • Husband in jail after shooting

    The death of a Kyler Road woman Tuesday afternoon is being investigated as a domestic homicide, according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. Jeffery said a 911 call sent officers to a residence at 701 Kyler Road, between Southside and McHue, where the shooting took …

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  • City breaks ground on new fields

    Revenues at the Batesville Municipal Golf Course increased $6,500 over those in 2011, Parks Director Jeff Owens said. He was among the department heads giving reports at the city council meeting Tuesday night. Owens said the city’s golf course is seeing more use, and that …

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  • Lyon honors departing colleagues, trustees

    The Lyon College community expressed its appreciation Thursday to two retiring faculty members, the departing chaplain, and trustees who are leaving the college’s governing board. They were all honored at an appreciation dinner held in Edwards Commons. Dr. Michael Counts, professor of theatre and director …

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