• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 6, 1993.

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  • NWTF slates 2-month long predator hunt

    Predator Hunt 2013 is coming your way. Sponsored by the Independence County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the hunt will be from Jan. 1 through Feb. 28. Participants must be registered by Dec. 31. “How this came about is at one of our …

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  • Applicants sought for youth deer hunt at Greers Ferry Lake; deadline is Friday

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications through Friday for a special youth deer hunt to be held Dec. 20 and 21 in the Old Highway 25 Park at Greers Ferry Lake, said Jason C. Presley of the U.S. Corps of …

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  • Cancer patient to ‘calendar girl’

    She may be a little younger than most calendar girls, but you can call Sophie Krug “Miss December.” The 3-year-old daughter of Brian and Jessica Krug, formerly of Batesville and now living in Paragould, is the face on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s calendar …

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  • Bringing hope, food and a little joy

    It just goes to show what can happen when everyone works together: 1,200 boxes of staple food such as sugar, potatoes, shortening and even snacks were made up for those less fortunate in Independence County and delivered over the weekend. Schools, fire departments, civic organizations, …

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  • Students evacuated after bomb threat

    SALEM — At least two area schools were evacuated this morning after a bomb threat was called into the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office in Salem. According to Salem School District Superintendent Ken Rich, the 911 call came into the sheriff’s department but he was told …

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  • Child sex offender fails to register

    Registered child sex offender Calvin J. Staffa, 56, has been named in a felony arrest warrant for failure to comply with requirements that he keep his address updated with local law enforcement. In a court affidavit, Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office …

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  • New industrial park coming to Batesville

    Independence County is on its way to having a new — and much needed — industrial park. Quorum court members voted Monday night to approve a recommendation by Independence County Economic Development Director Larry Jones to purchase 47 acres located at 1505 White Drive. “It’s …

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  • Man on bond fails drug test, is arrested again

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man who was out on bond has been arrested again, this time for failing a drug test, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, and his wife, Sandra Michelle “Shelley” Grady Lawrence, 44, both of 2626 Tanner Hollow …

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  • Missing juvenile sought by county authorities

    Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Mike Mundy said his department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a runaway teenager, Caitlin Maverick Gilmore. “Ms. Gilmore was last seen on Dec. 6 at approximately 10:30 p.m. at her residence,” Mundy said. “Ms. Gilmore is 17 years …

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  • Inmate charged in theft after recovery of ATV

    A warrant for theft by receiving has been issued for an inmate of the Independence County jail after police recovered a stolen four-wheeler from Izard County. In a court affidavit Detective Brian Luetschwager said he and other detectives learned that Gregory Wilson, 39, of Wynne, …

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  • Boy taken by mother listed as endangered

    When Mason Riley Holder’s mother failed to return him to his father following a Thanksgiving visit Nov. 17, he was entered into the National Center for Missing and Endangered Children database and the Arkansas Crime Information and National Crime Information centers, according to Independence County …

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