• New Testament Holiness holds appreciation service

      The New Testament Holiness Church Pastor and Wife Appreciation will be Saturday and Sunday. Services will be at 7 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The colors this year are royal blue and ivory. The public is welcome to come honor Bishop Earnie Childress …

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  • Local teams prepared In worst drought, Red Cross braces for flooding ‘disaster’

    DESHA — Local Red Cross disaster team volunteers were called out Saturday morning to respond to an emergency shelter at Desha where local citizens were to be housed after they were driven from their homes by floodwaters. With only inches of rain reported across the …

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  • Wet-dry push names verified

    ASH FLAT — If nothing unforeseen happens, a wet-dry question will be on Sharp County’s general election ballot in November. County Clerk Tommy Estes said his office staff has reviewed  the signatures on the petitions that were submitted on July 13 and determined that 4,835 …

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  • Festival to include melon judging contest

    CAVE CITY — The 33rd annual Cave City Watermelon Festival will once again feature a judging contest of “the world famous Cave City watermelons,” said James Mack Street, judging contest organizer. The judging will begin at 5 p.m. on Aug. 9, the opening night of …

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  • Farm damage, church break-in investigated

    Lack of horsepower may have kept thieves from stealing a 500-gallon fuel tank from Winfred Coleman’s Cord farm on July 17. Coleman said he arrived at the farm just before 7 a.m. Wednesday to discover trash on the ground where a lock had been removed …

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  • Stone County hospital to celebrate 50 years

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Stone County Medical Center will celebrate 50 years as a hospital serving the patients of Mountain View and surrounding areas on Aug. 1 with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. The event, which will include a tour of the facility, …

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  • Attempted suicide under scrutiny

    Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that his investigators are looking at an incident being reported as an attempted suicide Saturday. “Upon arrival officers located an individual that had advised he had received a message from his girlfriend after they had been arguing …

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  • Oil Trough death ruled natural

    Dispatched to a Meadow Lake Road home around 7:30 Friday night, Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he observed an elderly man, later identified as Kenneth Keyton, 80, lying unresponsive in the yard next door to his residence. Gary Keyton, son of the victim, reportedly …

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board will meet at 5:15 this afternoon in the Batesville Municipal Building for a routine monthly business session, according to a news release from the Batesville Water Department which operates the Pfeiffer system. The meeting was rescheduled for tonight after …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 10, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Mr. D.E. White, familiarly known as “Uncle Buck,” was a pleasant caller at the Guard office this morning and announced that this was his day off, as he was …

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  • Boutique offers bargains to howl about

    Bargain Hound Boutique is a thrift store “unlike any other in the area,” striving to establish itself as a higher quality thrift store that is less concerned with quantity of goods available for sale but rather the quality and marketability of the goods, according to …

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  • Citizens Bank adds officers

    Matt Martin Three new officers have been added to the staff of Citizens Bank in Batesville, according to bank President John Dews. “Longtime Arkansas communications executive Chuck Jones has accepted the position of senior vice president and chief marketing officer,” Dews said. “Chuck’s stellar career …

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