• Civil War love story – Love blossoms amid nation’s deadly struggle

    Love will find a way, even during a terrible Civil War. The romance of one of Batesville’s most well-known Southern belles, Nannie Wilson, and Confederate Capt. Carroll H. Wood, which led to their marriage at Catalpa Hall slightly northeast of Batesville on Oct. 7, 1863, …

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  • Quorum court addresses police, economic development

    Law enforcement was highlighted in Tuesday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, starting with Sheriff Steve Jeffery requesting $200,000 to replace an outdated computerized cell locking system at the county jail. There currently are several door locks that are broken and new software and locks …

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  • Man accused of shoplifting women’s underwear, other items

    Batesville Walmart prevention loss officer Ryan Martin told police Tuesday afternoon that he observed 26-year-old John E. Rone of Hyde Road, Melbourne, conceal several items on his person and leave the store without paying for them. Deputy Mike Price said Rone was detained and the …

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  • Ozarka accepting LPN applications

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 licensed practical nursing program through April 1. The program is currently available at Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View. To enroll, students should visit www.ozarka.edu and complete the online application for admission and …

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  • United Way deadline nearing

    Marty Lehman, chairman of the Agency Relations Committee for the United Way of Independence County, has announced that applications are due to the United Way office for the year 2014 United Way funding on or before Feb. 22. Any applications received after that date will …

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  • Arkansas Eastman scholarship applications being accepted

    Applications for the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is established to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing a mathematics- or science-related career. Each year, a limited number of scholarships, not to exceed $2,000, are awarded to graduating high school …

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  • Vendors sought for spring flea market

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the 10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sales April 12 and 13. Vendors will set up in the morning of April 12. Secure inside vendor space …

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  • Literacy project seeking donations

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is asking individuals and businesses for donations of items for its first yard sale, which will be from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 20. In case of inclement weather, the sale will be held the following Saturday. Small items …

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  • Calico Rock Museum renovation nearly complete

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center is nearing completion of winter renovation projects. The museum building was purchased in July 2010 and needed many repairs. “We make repairs as we raise the money,” Wayne Wood, project manager and trustee, said. “There …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century, Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently held their quarterly meeting at the Anglican Hall of the Episcopal Church in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 15 – Sunday, February 17, 2013.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 7, 1993.

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