• Attendance up

    With temperatures in the triple digits most of the day and early evening, attendees at Thursday night’s Independence County Fair caught a break late in the afternoon when thunderclouds and cool winds appeared although no rain fell. Fair board member Lynn Bachman said this morning …

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  • Runaway girls found

    Authorities have located Britany Carlson, 17, and 15-year-old Mariah Robertson who had been reported missing since Tuesday when they disappeared from the Independence County Fair. “We would like to thank the community in its support, information and concern regarding the two juvenile runaways,” Detective Lt. …

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  • Concord marshal leaves

    CONCORD — Nick Hunnicutt quit as Concord’s marshal last Friday without notice and applications are being taken at city hall for hiring a replacement, city Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit said this morning. Jimmy Tate will remain at his job of part-time marshal, she said. Hunnicutt’s leaving …

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  • Contestants to vie for Miss Sharp County title

    ASH FLAT — Two Cave City participants will be among those vying for the Miss Sharp County crown during next week’s Sharp County Fair, said pageant director Sue Billiot. “We have three contestants for Miss Sharp County and eight for Junior Miss Sharp County,” said …

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  • $50,000 bond set in drug arrest

    HEBER SPRINGS —  Larry Wright, a 51-year-old Heber Springs resident, was arrested by Cleburne County sheriff’s detectives and narcotics investigators on Bittle Road Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office. Wright was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant for two …

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  • Man arrested for gun threats

    Bond has been set at $30,000 for a man charged with threatening people with a shotgun and club on the White River. In a court affidavit, Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said Joshua R. Lindhurst, 24, of Sulphur Rock was arrested …

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  • Food preservation club formed

    A new club has formed to teach the public how to preserve food items, according to a news release. River Valley Canners, a part of Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO W.G. McSpadden of Mount Pleasant was in town Thursday buying goods for the firm of McSpadden and Conyers. Mr. McSpadden states that business has been good all winter and …

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  • 4-H Poultry Chain auction scheduled

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H has record participation in the 4-H Poultry Chain Project this year with approximately 80 participants, and because of that, a record number of poultry chain pullets will be auctioned off, said Annie Lester, 4-H program assistant. The annual 4-H …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Sitting on the schoolhouse porch of Walnut Grove School, probably in the 1941-42 school year, are (from left) “Duck” Hensley, teacher Lucy Lane and Ruby Lindsey. Owen Walden’s store is in the background.       Boys on bicycles  in the schoolyard at Walnut Grove …

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  • Concord VBS begins Monday

    CONCORD — Concord Missionary Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through July 27. Pre-registration is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Adventures on Promise Island — Where Kids Discover God’s Lifesaving Love.” Classes for pre-kindergarten through 12th …

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  • HSIC holds dip/bath

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have its third dog dip/bath of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter facility, located at 5 Environmental Drive in Batesville. The cost is $10 for a bath or dip or $15 for …

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