• Family holds 95th birthday celebration

    CHARLOTTE — Ruth Weaver Wood celebrated her 95th birthday recently with lunch at her home in Gainesboro. Wood was born Oct. 31, 1917, at Charlotte. The celebration was hosted by her four children and their spouses, Thomas and Linda Wood, Bill and Donna Wood, Linda …

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  • Timely Club hosts annual tour of homes

    HARDY — The Timely Club of Hardy, a General Federated Women’s Club, will have its annual Christmas Tour of Homes with the theme “An Enchanted Village Christmas” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Five decorated homes in Cherokee Village will be featured on the tour …

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  • Man who test drove truck accused of later stealing it

    It took Joseph T. Vannattan one test drive to realize he wanted the truck at a local dealer. Only problem was when he decided he was going to keep the truck — he didn’t pay for it, according to police. Now, the 18-year-old Batesville man …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This American Indian trail marker tree, also known as a “thong tree,” is on the old Arkansas Cherokee Reservation boundary line and is about six miles from Batesville. The northeast corner of the reservation was atop Chataunga Mountain, which is known today as Brock Mountain. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 23, 1993.

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  • Ozarka students, community log 10,000 miles in challenge

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College faculty, staff, students, members of the community and children from Ozarka Kids Academy have logged more than 10,000 miles for the grant-funded Australian Walkabout Fitness Challenge. Ozarka College received a mini-grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas …

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  • McCready back in court

    MELBOURNE — This time, like the last, Mindy McCready left the Izard County Courthouse a happy woman. On Wednesday, the country singer was once again back in court, almost one year to the day after her last appearance. The two-hour hearing before Judge Lee Wisdom …

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  • County losing tax revenue

    In the last five months, Independence County has seen a 7-percent decline in sales tax revenue, announced Independence County Judge Robert Griffin in Tuesday’s Independence County Quorum Court budget committee meeting and he didn’t understand why. He was echoed by Independence County Treasurer Bob Treadway, …

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  • Police have suspect in Bethesda Road jewelry theft

    Kayla and Isaac Stites of Bethesda found out Wednesday that all the work they had put into packing their belongings in preparation for a move was in vain when they came home and found most of it dumped out or stolen. “Isaac advised he left …

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  • Water plant to get repairs

    Some of the Batesville water treatment plant’s controls are outdated and badly in need of repair. Tuesday night the city council approved an ordinance to waive competitive bidding and authorize the water department to contract for electrical repairs on the water treatment plant control system. …

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  • Mount Pleasant Elementary receives national recognition

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary of the Melbourne School District has been selected by the Arkansas Department of Education as a National Title I Distinguished School — one of only two in the state. Each year, Title I schools are recognized by the Arkansas …

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  • Man wanted for assault

    Timothy S. Cannon, 20, of Saffell is being sought in conjunction with the assault of a 65-year-old Independence County man on Nov. 4, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy said that on the night of the incident the victim told …

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