• Senior Haven renovated, expanded at WRMC

    Patients and care providers of Senior Haven, White River Medical Center’s geriatric psychiatric program, recently moved into their newly renovated and expanded space that many are saying truly feels like a haven, according to officials. Senior Haven is a program that provides 24-hour nursing and …

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  • Warrant issued in multiple thefts

    A Batesville man is wanted in connection with two burglaries in west Batesville in November of last year, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Dustin Robbins. Jimmy Lewis, 28, is being charged with burglarizing Carol Harris’ cabinet shop on Ross …

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  • Another drug house raided

    HEBER SPRINGS — Officers raided another drug house in Heber Springs last week, arresting three people on various charges, said Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss. Narcotics investigators, detectives and deputies from the sheriff’s office, along with detectives and officers from the Heber Springs Police Department …

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  • Home fire now crime scene

    A fire at 3915 White Drive Monday morning is now being considered as an act of arson to cover up a burglary and theft. Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar responded to the fire call shortly after 9 a.m. to find flames coming from the front …

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  • Diabetic support group offers Valentine’s desserts program

    ASH FLAT — A program called “Diabetic Desserts for Valentine’s Day and Beyond” will be offered at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Sharp County Health Unit, located at 724 Ash Flat Drive in Ash Flat. Guest presenter will be Rhonda Woods, a registered nurse with …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 30, 1993.

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  • Hillcrest students build items for auction

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest Future Farmers of America members are busily building and consigning items for a consignment auction to raise money for the chapter, according to a news release from the school. The Hillcrest FFA Consignment Auction is set for 10 a.m. March 16, on …

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  • Businessman dies at 94

    He was a solid citizen. Doyle Rogers, the man known as a visionary near and far, died Monday morning at his home in Batesville. He was 94. Rogers began making headlines at an early age. He was no stranger to taking chances when it came …

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  • Re ‘Pete’ offender wanted

    Already a fugitive from the law for aggravated robbery and other felony charges, Christopher Pete Brown, 44, of Batesville has been named as the suspect in yet another incident of robbing a Ruddell Hill residence at gunpoint. Police were called to the Benny Dodd residence …

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  • Accused shoplifters get break

    Two women accused of shoplifting at the Batesville Walmart Friday afternoon got a break from police and didn’t go to jail since both had small children with them at the time they were apprehended by store personnel. Independence County Deputy Mike Price said Lacy E. …

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  • Commission makes appointments

    The Independence County Election Commission last week reappointed Cathy Drew to chair the organization. June Fournier was named vice chair. Amanda Roberts will also serve as the third member pending local county Democratic Party and state board of election commissioners’ approval.  She will be secretary …

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  • GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will be hosting the following ongoing GED classes for spring 2013: Melbourne campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ash Flat campus — Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mountain View campus — Tuesdays and Thursdays, …

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