• Guns, jewelry taken in burglary at Pleasant Plains

    After being away from home for a few days, Melinda Gowen of Blackland Road, Pleasant Plains, said she returned around 4:15 Tuesday morning to find that her home had been broken into and several items, including guns, jewelry and a few household items stolen. “She …

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  • Woman charged in burglary, theft case

    Formal charges have been filed against a Batesville woman who found herself in one prickly situation when police showed up at her house with a search warrant after she allegedly helped burglarize homes in west Batesville last year. Rose Branch, 50, of Bayou Street has …

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  • Local to audition for ‘The Voice’

    Seventeen-year-old Astoria More-head’s dream is to become a professional singer and she will have a shot at it on Saturday when she auditions for “The Voice” in Houston. “The Voice” is a singing competition that airs on NBC and holds blind auditions where celebrity coaches …

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  • United Way funding applications ready

    Applications for 2014 United Way funding are ready for pick up at the United Way of Independence County office, according to a news release. Funding will be allotted to nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organizations that want to provide “a direct and meaningful service” to the people …

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  • I-beams, 30-ton press among items stolen

    A fork lift is believed to have been used to load two 36-foot I-beams and a 30-ton shop press that were stolen from behind a building on Barber Street in Newark recently. Owner of the shop, Hershell Marshall, said he had closed a business and …

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  • ‘All Aboard’ for program

    For those who have memories of train travel, and for those who have a general interest in railroads as they developed across the nation and this region, a free program at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday will fill the bill, said Twyla …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 31, 1993.

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  • Independence County 4-H planning 2013 activities

    Independence County 4-H’ers are preparing for a busy year. Many educational activities and competitions in various project areas are scheduled. County 4-H’ers are preparing for the first competition of the year, which is the performing arts activity. It will be held on Feb. 18 at …

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  • Lyon art students to present war memorial

    Morgan Page, Lyon College visiting assistant professor of art, and a group of Lyon art students will present a war memorial on Friday in Little Rock. Page has been working on the project with the group for the past four months. The memorial exhibit will …

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  • Food safety course offered

    The Independence County Cooperative Extension Service will offer a food safety course 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 5-6, at the Extension office located at 1770 Myers St. Julian King, county Extension agent, family and consumer sciences is a certified instructor for ServSafe®, the industry standard that …

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  • Eastside Southern to hold revival

    CAVE CITY — Eastside Southern Baptist Church will have a revival with Herb Wilson as evangelist Feb. 13 through 17. Music director will be Jerry Miller, association missionary for the Caroline Association in Lonoke. Pianist will be Kay Winters, the long-time Gospel Echoes pianist. Wilson …

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  • Seed swap set for Saturday

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The 5th Annual Ozark Seed Swap will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Bois D’arc Conference Center at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The event is a collaboration between the park and the University of …

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