• Jacksonport State Park lists upcoming events

    JACKSONPORT — Several activities are upcoming at Jacksonport State Park. • 6 p.m. Friday — Steamboat Captain and Crew, campground. Visit with a park interpreter in period costume to explore the life of steamboat captains and the crew. • 2:30 p.m. Saturday — Picnic at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 10, 1993.

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  • ‘Natives for Wildlife’ day set

    EVENING SHADE  — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and other agencies are sponsoring a field day for farmers, landowners and wildlife enthusiasts on Oct. 24 at Mike Cushman’s farm near Evening Shade, according to a news release. It is called “Natives for Wildlife.” Topics …

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  • Pancake day set

    Batesville Kiwanis Club will hold the 42nd Annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall located at 615 E. Main St. Tickets are $5 and are available from any Kiwanis member and at …

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  • Wife beater gets 20 years

    ASH FLAT — A Williford man who left his blooded, battered, swollen and naked wife in a roadside ditch in February pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge of first-degree battery and was sentenced to 20 years in prison, according to a sentencing order from …

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  • Election 2012 – Justice of the Peace, District 11

    Dr. Jason Paxton is vying for the position of Independence County Justice of the Peace for District 11 against incumbent Lackey Moody Jr. Moody is hoping his experience and community service will give him a leg up on the competition. “Serving the people of Independence …

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  • Woman tells police she swallowed meth, injected perfume

    Problems just kept mounting for 27-year-old Misty E. Cruz Saturday night after a cashier at the EZ-Mart in Newark notified authorities of a woman trying to make a purchase with a stolen credit card. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom was on patrol around 10:30 when …

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  • Addicted to the addict

    Many people struggle to deal with loved ones who are addicted to drugs or alcohol but unknowingly, some of them could be addicts themselves — addicted to the addict. “I liked someone needing me. That felt good at first,” Bethany W. said. “But that has …

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  • Volunteers clean Poke Bayou

    Volunteers including members of the Arkansas Canoe Club showed up on a foggy Saturday morning with their canoes to participate in the first annual Poke Float and Cleanup. The cleanup began at White Drive and ended at the railroad bridge. Organizer Sam Cooke said he …

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  • Lyon Founders’ Day scheduled

    The 2012 Lyon College Founders’ Day Convocation will be at 11 a.m. Friday, in Brown Chapel. This year’s observance of the college’s founding in 1872 also will celebrate the opening of the new Edwards Commons. Dr. John Griffith, Lyon College president from 1989-1997, will be …

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  • Argument results in arrests

    An argument resulted in the arrest of a man and woman after officers were called saying they were trespassing at a local business. According to the reports filed by officers Patrick Collins and Zachary Lee Rawlins, the man and woman were taken into custody Monday …

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  • Concert planned for Frazier benefit

    A fundraiser with proceeds to benefit the family of Brantley Frazier of Cave City who underwent a heart transplant at 2 weeks old in September will be held from noon until 6 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Admission is free but “donation stations” …

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