• Community unites to give car

    Gene Wickersham was sitting in church one morning listening to his preacher and thinking about how the Lord had blessed him when the thought hit him — he needed to give a car away. That thought has now turned into a much-needed vehicle for one …

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  • Southside receives grants for trail, ball field renovations

    SOUTHSIDE — A walking trail will soon occupy an area near Southside Elementary thanks to an $84,000 Arkansas Parks and Tourism grant. Superintendent Roger Rich recently told the Southside School Board about the award and plans for the trail that he hopes will be completed …

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  • Driver runs over clerk, hits wall

    No one was seriously injured in a freak accident that sent a pickup truck racing through a local business before striking an employee and then an outside wall. Gary D. Hibner, 67, of Cushman reportedly told Deputy Patrick Collins that as he was backing into …

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  • Adventurers plan development of Jamestown bluffs

    One of the best kept rock climbing secrets of Independence County is going public thanks to the efforts of three brothers and their love of the outdoors. Two of the brothers, Kyle and Aaron Christopher, made the announcement during a Batesville Kiwanis Club presentation Friday …

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  • Michele Wood named to head hospital marketing

    Michele Wood has recently been named director of marketing for White River Health System by Gary Bebow, administrator/CEO. She is responsible for overall marketing and planning at WRHS and overseeing CommHealth, Physician Liaison Services, and Public Relations. Wood graduated with high honors from Walden University …

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  • Stuck driver cited for trespass

    A decision to take a joyride in a muddy field late Monday night wasn’t a good one for a Bradford man, according to police. Marty Aydelotte of Batesville called police around midnight regarding someone being stuck on his farm property on Departee Creek Lane in …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at 10 Harmontown Road, Bethesda Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • TOPS meeting scheduled

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday morning at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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  • Mt. Zion Baptist to host Renewal Ranch Ministry

    SOUTHSIDE — Mount Zion Baptist Church will host special guests from Renewal Ranch Ministry in Conway and the group Blessed the Fallen along with special music by Ed Lybarger from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. James A. Loy, Renewal Ranch executive director, is a graduate …

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  • DAR hosts luncheon for essay winners

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a recent buffet luncheon for DAR essay winners at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Also attending were parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and DAR members and guests. Anne Griffin Moore, chapter regent, welcomed everyone and introduced …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 24, 1993.

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  • Weekend traffic stops end in drug, alcohol arrests

    A Cave City man who was fleeing from police said he was giving his passenger time to get dressed. As it turns out, the man hadn’t registered his car and had drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Michael …

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