• Izard Co. Historical, Genealogical Society meeting planned

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Izard County Senior Center, located on Highway 9 south of Brockwell. Russell P. Baker will present a program titled “The Blue and the Gray: Searching for Civil War …

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  • Ladies Day plans announced

    HARDY — General Federation of Women’s Clubs Timely Club of Hardy will sponsor its third annual Ladies Day Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the A.L. Hutson Memorial Center, located on the campus of Highland School. The event is open to the …

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  • Mysterious photo sends editor in search of answers

    This picture set the Glance At Days Gone By page editor on a three-week long trail, playing a detective’s role in unraveling the tragic story of the July 9, 1904 deaths of the two young ladies pictured. Written on the back of the photo, submitted …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 3, 1993.

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  • Spring photo class offered in early May

    Award-winning photographer Tony McGuffey will be teaching a beginners photography class 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. May 2, 3 and 6 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. A “fun field trip” will also be held on the Saturday of May 4 from 8 a.m. …

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  • Youth Outreach Event set at shooting range

    The Independence County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is inviting all youths to its second annual Youth Outreach Event at the Independence County (Paul H. “Rocky” Willmuth) Sport Shooting Complex just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167, said Erica M. Willard, regional …

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  • Lawrence, Harris win tourney

    Dewayne Lawrence and Tom Harris weighed in a 10.90-pound stringer to win the Cave City Bass Club’s third tournament of the season Saturday on Lake Norfork, said tournament director Steve Moody. Moody and his partner, Fred Mullens, came in second with 8.50 pounds and Mark …

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  • AARP hears from new WRAAA director

    Senior citizens are deserving of respect and are worthy of better description than the word “elderly,” according to Jeff Schuman, the new executive director for White River Area Agency on Aging. Schuman was the guest speaker for the monthly AARP meeting and amused members with …

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  • Storms wreak havoc in Horseshoe Bend

    HORSESHOE BEND — It was a scene right out of a special effects movie. One minute the lake was there and the next minute it was gone. Out on the back porch that overlooked Crown Lake, everything appeared calm and normal and the storm warnings …

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  • Meth user turns self in at Walmart, police say

    Reportedly talking crazy and sounding distraught on the phone, Timothy Reed, 31, of Floral reportedly called police dispatch Tuesday morning wanting legal papers served on him at the Batesville Walmart store. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he found Reed in the electronics section of the store …

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  • Supreme court’s Hart honored as ‘Distinguished Citizen’

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Josephine Linker Hart was recently awarded Stone County’s Distinguished Citizen Award for 2013. She was introduced by Robbie Purdom. “Tonight’s honoree is a woman with a humble beginning who grew up in a man’s world — a world …

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  • ADEM, National Weather Service to visit Izard Co.

    MELBOURNE — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management today was expected to tour areas in Izard County after severe storms passed through the state Wednesday. A least one woman suffered a broken leg in Horseshoe Bend, an area that received the brunt of the damage …

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