• Marlin, Stout family

    CAVE CITY — The annual Marlin and Stout family reunion will be July 28 in the fellowship building at First Baptist Church in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show and tell …

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  • Jeffery family

    MOUNT OLIVE — Members of the Jeffery family will hold a reunion July 20-22 at Ruby’s Landing Cabin in Mount Olive. “This is not the regular September family reunion, but a group of distant Jeffery family members who want to meet and enjoy Mount Olive …

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  • Free pet adoptions are offered at Animal Control

    Batesville Animal Control is hosting free pet adoptions now through Saturday. All adoption fees will be waived. Hours of operation are noon to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Batesville Animal Control is located at 255 West College St. …

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  • 2,210 attend opening night

    For the second year in a row, Family Fun Night kicked off the 2012 Independence County Fair on Monday and attendance was more than double what it was last year on opening night, according to the Independence County Fair Association. Figures show 2,210 people attended …

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  • Job fair well attended

    By noon Monday more than 150 people were estimated to have attended a job fair at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville that included about a dozen employers looking to hire, according to Ben Baxter, manager of the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ …

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  • Sheriff: Teen murder suspect found hanging

    LITTLE ROCK  — A 16-year-old Arkansas boy suspected in the fatal stabbing of another teen died over the weekend after workers at a juvenile detention center found him hanging from a bedsheet, a sheriff said Monday. The death of the 16-year-old is being investigated as …

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  • Jewelry by Janet

    It’s been said necessity is the mother of invention, so four years ago when Janet Johnson couldn’t find jewelry that fit her properly she decided to make her own. It didn’t matter that she didn’t know how. “I am an attempter at all things,” Johnson …

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  • Hand grenade leads to charge

    MELBOURNE — Stephen Anthony Townsend, 42, of Oxford, who had been charged and in jail for third-degree battery, has also been charged with being in possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that upon a search of Townsend’s …

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  • Friday 13th unlucky for shoplifter with warrant

    Friday the 13th turned out to be an unlucky one for a Cord man when police were called to Hastings Entertainment in Batesville and found he had an active warrant for theft along with no prescription for narcotics. An employee of Hastings called police around …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The natural resources of this section must sooner or later attract investors who realize the greatest profits to be derived from our minerals is to save the cost of …

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  • ‘Ozark Folks’ is contest theme

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • Gospel singers, historians meet

    The Izard County Singing Convention met for the regular monthly Sunday afternoon singing at 2 p.m. July 8 in the Orgel Mason Memorial Auditorium on the campus of the Brockwell Music School on Highway 9 North at Brockwell. The Rev. Mike Haney, president of the …

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