• FilmFest poster unveiling set

    Ozark Foothills FilmFest will unveil its 2013 festival poster at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 246 E. Main St. in Batesville. Festival president Bob Pest will reveal the festival program and take questions from the media. The 12th …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “OLD MEXICO” is the title of this photo which is among many of the late Samm Woolley Coombs’ pictures on exhibit at Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville. Visitors are invited to drop by the museum at 380 S. Ninth St., between Boswell and Vine …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 15, 1993.

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  • Benefit fishing event set for March 9

    GREERS FERRY — The Kenny Brackett Benefit Fishing Tournament will be from 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. March 9 on Greers Ferry Lake, according to a news release. The tournament offers a guaranteed $1,500 prize for first place. Registration will be from 4:30 a.m.-6 a.m. at the …

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  • Livestock show deadline given

    MELBOURNE — Youth exhibitors in the seven-county North Central Arkansas District Fair area are being reminded that the entry deadline for the Spring Junior Livestock Show is March 15. The show will be held March 28-29 at the Izard County Fairgrounds at Melbourne, according to …

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  • Farm pesticide applicators training, spring forage discussed

    A Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Independence County Extension Office. This is the class that qualifies farmers for a state plant board license to buy restricted pesticides. There is a $10 fee at the door for …

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  • Dead in the water – Cave City couple recounts nightmare on cruise ship

    Thrilled to be back working on their new, partially constructed home in Cave City, Craig and Crystal Pickering unfolded some lawn chairs in their unfinished living room. The couple recounted how a 10th-anniversary present they had given each other ended up becoming an adventure they …

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  • Area man arrested for rape

    WALNUT RIDGE — Michael Lovelady of Smithville was arrested Tuesday on charges of rape, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest came after a call to the Crimes Against Children Division of the Arkansas State Police about an allegation of sexual contact with a …

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  • Woman’s failing drug test leads to arrest of man

    ASH FLAT — A Ravenden man was arrested last week at his Sharp County home after a woman living at the same address failed a drug test in Lawrence County, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. Sheriff’s Detective Aaron Presser said Counts received a call …

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  • Suspects named in rural burglary

    A Locust Grove woman reported her home broken into and more than $4,000 in household and personal items taken, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens. Stephens said he met with Jessica Blevins around 3 p.m. Wednesday who allegedly told him that she was behind …

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  • Shoplifting charges filed

    A 19-year-old Cave City woman has been charged with shoplifting following an incident at the Batesville Walmart store around 10:30 Wednesday morning. A store employee told police he watched as Kayla Dorris allegedly concealed several items in a diaper bag and leave the store without …

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  • Iconic barbershop reopens

    DESHA — Barber Scott Dickie has reopened the former Dan’s Barber Shop on Heber Springs Road and said he welcomes stories about the late “Barber Dan” Moody. Under the new name Desha Barber Shop, Dickie moved his business, Main Street Barber Shop, from Main Street …

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