• Man accused of assaulting father, son

    MELBOURNE — Breaking into a home and allegedly assaulting the homeowner and his son has landed a Dolph man behind bars. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Dennis Reed Stowers first wrecked his vehicle by running it into a pole late Thursday night and then …

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  • Inmate walks off from work detail on two occasions

    An Independence County inmate left his work detail twice in a three-day period, according to reports from the sheriff’s office. On Thursday, community service worker Edgar Mario Ibarra, 25, walked away from the recycling center while wearing orange jail clothing. He was later seen running …

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  • Batesville man killed in Sunday crash

    A 54-year-old Batesville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on McHue Road 7 a.m. Sunday. Joseph Moody was pronounced dead at the scene, from injuries sustained in the accident, according to a report from Deputy Robert Moser with the the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. …

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  • Fair seeks commercial vendors

    Commercial vending spaces at the Independence County Fair are now available for rental, according to Linda Baxter, chairwoman of commercial exhibits. “Replies and calls are coming in daily,” she said. “We are still excited about our air conditioning and the new improvements to our commercial …

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  • Easement to be discussed

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight in the district’s at maintenance building at 2473 E. Main St. The board will hear maintenance and transportation reports, to accept bids for student athletic insurance, commodity bids and one to replace lights at Pioneer Stadium. …

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  • Police called to clinic for man rolling on ground

    A Batesville man got a ride to jail after officers were called to Sherwood Urgent Care early Friday morning after he was seen talking to himself and rolling around on the ground. When police arrived, Raymond Scott West, 35, of Ross Street, told them he …

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  • Ozarka sets summer GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The  Adult Education Department at Ozarka College is offering summer GED classes at Ozarka College campuses in Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mammoth Spring. Class times are Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ash Flat, Room 109; Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Mammoth Spring, Room 106; Wednesdays …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 7, 1994.

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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 Muncipal Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Woman airlifted

    VIOLET HILL — Shortly after Rae Grayham arrived at the staging area to help search for a possible missing child, she found herself underneath her horse after it fell on her not once, but twice. Vital Link paramedics and first responders worked to make her …

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  • Hardee’s ‘hot biscuits!’ Batesville woman bakes best in state

    Pulling her second batch of biscuits from the oven, Angela Wycough shakes her head, not content with their appearance. She knows she can do better. “Welcome to Hardee’s,” she hollers when hearing the door to the restaurant open before placing her third pan in the …

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  • Baby Aubree getting better

    PHILADELPHIA — Aubree Shaw, who turned 1 year old on May 3 in Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia following life or death surgery, was extubated — meaning all medical tubes were removed from her — Tuesday morning and by that afternoon, she was already sitting up …

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