• Photo class canceled due to forecast

    Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the photography class to be held at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Thursday through Monday has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

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  • Playing fair? District fair may move from Izard to Cleburne

    MELBOURNE — If the majority of North Central Arkansas District Fair Association board members get their way, the location of the district fair will move. Currently, the event is held at the Izard County Fairgrounds in Melbourne, but a vote last week showed support to …

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  • Smoke inside truck leads to drug arrest

    The sight of a man trying to fan smoke from the cab of his truck at the Newark Park around 7:20 Monday night got the attention of patrolling Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods. Woods said he saw the man in a silver Ford Ranger sitting …

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  • Arrest made after Sunday attack

    The alleged attacker of an unidentified man in the Southside community early Sunday morning has been arrested for aggravated assault and criminal mischief, according to a news release by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The release said when officers arrived at the scene at the …

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  • Food allergies more common

    With more and more reports of children having food allergies, it’s becoming more challenging for some in the nutrition industry to accommodate those children at mealtime. Sarah Stalker, 17, knows the frustration of having to watch what and where she eats and even what she …

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  • Woman’s face cut with box cutter

    NEWPORT — A Newport woman’s face was sliced open with a box cutter following a fight Saturday, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Newport police officers were dispatched to 1055 Hout Lane in reference to a fight around …

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  • Alleged robbers caught near scene of crime

    NEWPORT — A Newport police officer who stopped a speeding car later found out the two men inside were accused of a robbery just moments before, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Patrolman Kyle Whisenhunt was on patrol …

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  • Vintage, antiques store opens in Calico Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Shady Hollow, offering antique furniture, Native American crafts, pottery, jewelry, vintage and used designer clothing and Christmas items, opened Feb. 1 at 103 Main St. in Calico Rock. Displays are on the main floor of the historic Floyd’s Grocery, built in 1924. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 10, 1993.

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Horse Club A meeting of the Independence County 4-H Horse Club was held at the Foothills Cowboy Church at 2 p.m. Feb. 10. Twenty-one members were present, 11 boys and 10 girls. Rhea Jennings was the adult 4-H leader present. The meeting …

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  • Barnes named to Dean’s List

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spencer Barnes of Batesville has qualified for the winter 2012 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., according to a news release. He is a 2012 graduate of Batesville High School and the son of Dr. Seth and Scarlett Barnes. Elligibility …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2013. There are 315 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 19, 1963, the book “The Feminine Mystique” by Betty Friedan, credited with reviving American feminism, was first published by W.W. Norton …

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