• Quorum court honors local sports teams

    There aren’t enough cops to fill the current needs of Independence County, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery and juvenile detention facility administrator Peggy Kendrick. This was the message relayed to the Independence County Quorum Court Monday night as these two department heads gave their monthly …

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  • No foul play suspected in infant death

    HARDY — The body of an infant has been sent to the Arkansas crime lab after he was pronounced dead at a Fulton County hospital early Monday morning. Sharp County officers and emergency personnel were dispatched to a residence north of Hardy at 4:04 a.m. …

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  • Theft of 4-wheeler takes a different turn; ATV is stolen for 2nd time

    MELBOURNE — The investigation of a gun theft and possible theft of a four-wheeler that occurred in the early morning hours on April 2 took somewhat of a different turn, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, when no one would claim ownership of the four wheeler. …

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  • Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports trap tournament largest yet

    An Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program trap tournament held at the Independence County Shooting Sports complex Saturday north of Batesville was a great success, according to range management. “We had a tremendous turnout this weekend,” said range manager Terrill Gregg. “There were 237 shooters, making …

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  • Business After Hours event planned at college

    Lyon College will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Edwards Commons. The event will be held in the Young Gallery on the lower level of Edwards Commons. Door prizes will be given away and …

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  • Gold Coin Day celebrated at Mountain View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Mountain View Gold Coin Day Grand Celebration began at 6 a.m. today and will continue to 9:30 tonight at Smokin’ Country Grill and Buffet, located at 503 Sylamore Ave. in Mountain View. More than 100 Mountain View area businesses are collaborating in …

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  • ‘Ozarka, April and the Arts’ planned

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The arts and humanities programs at Ozarka College–Mountain View will host a day-long celebration of the spring season on Thursday. “Ozarka, April and the Arts” will feature the visual, literary and performance artistry of students, staff and community members. The event will …

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  • Ozark tourist council sets banquet

    HOXIE — The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council has set its annual banquet for Thursday at the new Stan Jones Mallard Lodge near Hoxie. The eight-county tourism promotion group will celebrate the year’s achievements and hear from featured speaker Danny Ford, commissioner with the Arkansas Department …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The 105th annual Conference of the Arkansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution was held recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. The conference theme was: “For Every Time There is a Season.” Presiding over the conference was Jo Ann …

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  • Students attend conference

    Medical Professions Education (Med Pro Ed) students from Cave City High School and Cedar Ridge High School recently attended the Arkansas HOSA State Conference in Hot Springs, receiving multiple awards. HOSA is the largest student organization that prepares students to enter the health care field. …

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  • Local student honored

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University at Jonesboro recently presented its Distinguished Service Awards for 2013 during its 80th annual Student Honors Awards Ceremony and a resident of Batesville was among the recipients. Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to graduating seniors who, through their service …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 29, 1993.

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