• Man nabbed over threats

    ASH FLAT — A Cherokee Village man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly calling in a bomb threat that resulted in the evacuation and search of four area high schools including Highland School that morning, according to both Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts and Fulton County …

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  • Inmate charged with fighting

    Making threats to harm a jailer’s family and then assaulting him resulted in more problems with an inmate of the Independence County jail, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said that on Dec. 5 jailer Hosea Whitson was assaulted by …

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  • Live entertainment planned

    This month’s Second Friday Frolic will feature live music in two locations, according to Paula Grimes, executive director of Main Street Batesville. Plenty of free parking is available. The Simply Southern House Band — Randy and Stephanie Wade, Allen Steiner and Debbie Cochran — will …

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  • Swaim wins Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses

    Matt Swaim, a registered nurse in White River Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit, has been chosen as the November/December recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Swaim has been at WRMC for five years. “It’s an honor to receive …

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  • Burglars get away with $50K in property

    One watchful neighbor had to run off metal scrappers from Kirt McDougal’s home in the Southside area Monday morning but not before making them replace everything they had loaded up. A short time later, however, she discovered a car arrive only to find its occupants …

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  • Heavenly Treasures moves sale

    Due to unforeseen circumstances, the sale dates of Heavenly Treasures handicrafts at Fellowship Bible Church at the Landers Theater in Batesville has been changed to 2-6 p.m. Friday only. The sales of crafts from third-world countries goes into programs to promote the growth of business …

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  • Van schedule to change during holidays

    The Independence County Veterans Services office will be closed Dec. 15-27 for vacation and Christmas holiday, according to Veterans Office Director Andrea Taylor. The veterans van to Little Rock will not run Dec. 24 through Jan. 1. The schedule will resume on Jan. 2. For …

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  • County offices to be closed briefly Thursday

    Most county offices will be closed briefly Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. in order for county employees to attend the annual employee Christmas luncheon, according to Charlie Morris with the Independence County Judge’s Office.

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  • Grandparents as Parents to meet Thursday

    The Grandparents As Parents organization of the Batesville School District at noon Thursday in the resource room of the Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St. at Batesville. This meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in his or her …

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  • Southside 4-H offers winter clothing

    SOUTHSIDE — The Livestock and Southside 4-H Clubs will distribute winter clothing of all sizes, including coats, hats and gloves as well as blankets to anyone in the community who needs them. The distribution will be from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 2 to …

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  • 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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