• SURE applications accepted

    Farm Service Agency offices will continue to accept Supplemental Revenue Assistance Program applications for 2011 crop losses through June 7, 2013, said Dee Anne Barnes, executive director of the Independence County FSA office. “The SURE program provides payments to producers when crop revenues are less …

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  • Reporting of fall seeded crops

    The local FSA office is reminging all producers that the acreage reporting date for fall seeded crops has changed, beginning with the crop planted for 2013 harvest. The new acreage reporting date is Nov. 15, 2012. This applies to all fall seeded crops including winter …

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  • NAP coverage deadlines given

    Noninsured Crop Disaster applications are due at different times according to the crop being insured. Producers should apply for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage using form CCC-471 (Application for Coverage). Related service fees are due when the application is filed. The application and …

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  • Discrimination claims discussed; deadline to file determined

    USDA has announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between Sept. 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013. The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and …

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  • Mt. Pleasant man wins AAQHA reserve world championship title

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Lynn Cornelius of Mount Pleasant captured the reserve world championship title and first place Intermediate in amateur stake race at the 2012 Bank of America Amateur American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show on Monday in Oklahoma City, said Landi Campbell, director …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 1, 1993.

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  • Web Molly Park Slide

    Westside park dedicated

    The day the playground equipment went up at the new city park in Westside, “there were six little bicycles here,” Dr. Chris Beller shared with a crowd attending a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday. “It’s exciting to be getting something on this side of town,” said …

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  • Election results to be available at Guardonline.com

    As always, the Batesville Daily Guard will provide the latest election results for Independence County tonight on the website, Guardonline.com. Polls close at 7:30 and after that the poll workers will close up the voting machines and bring them to the courthouse so the election …

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  • Voters turn out in droves

    Interest appears strong in today’s general election, with more than 4,000 early voters setting a new record for early voting in Independence County. Charlie Morris said this morning the county had 4,212 early voters, up from 470 in the May primaries; 2,553 in the 2010 …

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  • Landlord stabbed; bond set at $150K

    WALNUT RIDGE — The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph Vandergrift, 34, of Strawberry on Friday for second-degree battery and aggravated assault, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest comes from Vandergrift attacking his landlord with a knife and stabbing him in the leg,” Dotson said. …

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  • Possible raise for county employees?

    Independence County employees could be getting back what a payroll tax holiday will take from their paychecks — but it will be at the expense of the county’s recreation fund. County employees have not seen a raise in six years, according to chairwoman Anne Moore, …

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  • Arrest made for warrant and drugs in jail

    As he watched an off-duty cop and Vital Link ambulance personnel work with a distressed motorist Monday afternoon, Richard Dale Hall probably had no idea he should have stayed in the background. Hall, 23, of Batesville was arrested on an outstanding warrant after Independence County …

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