• Friends of library book sale set

    HARDY — A Sharp County Friends of the Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Old Hardy gym,  according to a news release. Thursday morning will be set-up day.

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  • Guns, TV stolen in Cave City

    A custom-made Kimber .338 caliber rifle with synthetic stock and scope valued at $2,000 was stolen from a Melon Street residence in Cave City sometime between 10 a.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens. The Justin Frazier family was …

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  • Local author donates award-winning novels

    ASH FLAT — Local author Valerie Hansen’s “Love Inspired”  books have been added to the Featured Arkansas Authors’  Area at the Ash Flat Library, said library committee member Ina Gill. Hansen donated her “Love Inspired” titles: Suspense, “Standing Guard,” “Shadow of Turning,” “Face of Danger,” …

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  • Artist displays works at library

    ASH FLAT — Julie Hellner is the October Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Public Library, said Ina Gill, library committee member. “Mrs. Hellner is a novice artist, mostly self-taught,” Gill said. “She began painting five years ago, at the age of 55. …

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  • Batesville yearbooks are ready

    Batesville High School is currently selling 2012-13 yearbooks, $40 without name and $45 with name. Purchases can be made at www.yearbookforever.com or the high school office on Pioneer Drive. Yearbooks will be sold at these prices until January, when prices will increase.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 3, 1993.

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  • Student organizes fall festival

    Clean water is something most people don’t give second thought to having, but one Batesville High School senior is hoping to make it a reality for those who live in Africa. Sam Derrington is raising money to donate to The Water Project, an organization that …

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  • Police see fewer crimes overall in city limits

    In August, there was a total of 598 crimes reported in Independence County, but only 179 were in the city limits of Batesville. “That is a direct reflection of manpower you put on the streets,” Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill told the Batesville City Council Tuesday …

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  • Pleth hires one

    Pleth LLC, a full-service marketing agency, which provides creative marketing, design, website and mobile application development, has expanded its team with the hiring of Lauren Geurin, according to Pleth owner Greg Smart. “Lauren is an experienced account executive with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and …

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  • Forgery, theft charges filed

    Nineteen-year-old Roger Holder Jr. of Batesville is been charged with 13 counts of forgery and one count of theft by receiving according to an Independence County court affidavit. In the affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch said that on Sept. 12 Gerald Cupler filed …

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  • Sheriff visits C-Rock preschool

    CALICO ROCK — Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence and Deputy Mark Semino recently visited with children at Calico Rock Head Start preschool about their safety as related to strangers, fire safety and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Each student was presented with a safety …

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  • Student uses degree to serve children

    Gilbert Lopez grew up in Diboll, Texas and attended a local community college before he moved to Independence County. When he arrived, he became a nursing student at the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville. The youngest of six siblings, Lopez said several of …

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