• Fire ruled arson

    A blaze that destroyed a storage shed in Newark Wednesday night has been declared an act of arson by authorities. Independence County Deputy Billy Croom said when he arrived at the fire scene around 11 p.m. he found the building fully engulfed in flames and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The grand jury of Independence County has filed its report with the Hon. R.E. Jeffery, judge of the Third Judicial Circuit. The report stated that a visit had been …

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  • District horse show winners named

    MELBOURNE — The North Central District Horse Show was held at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in Melbourne. The winners included: miniature ponies — Lesley Jennings, first; Kaylee Guthrie, second; Gwenth Figgins, third; Emma Brink, fourth; and Alan Cherry, fifth. Ponies — Zachary Collins, grand champion …

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  • Service News

    NORFOLK, Va. — Navy Ensign Caleb J. Derrington, son of Elizabeth and Jim Derrington of Newark, has graduated from Navy Officer Candidate School (OCS) and has received a commission as an ensign in the United States Navy while assigned at Officer Training Command, Newport, R.I. …

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  • WRPDD sponsors food program

    White River Planning and Development District Inc. currently sponsors a Child Care Food Program as a means to provide nutritious meals to children enrolled in licensed or registered family child care homes, according to a news release. The Child Care Food Program, funded by the …

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  • Public is invited to Poke Float

    Friends of the North Fork and White Rivers invites the public to the Poke Float and Cleanup on Saturday. Anyone interested in preserving the natural beauty of Poke Bayou is welcome. Participants will meet at 8 a.m. A vehicle caravan will begin at 8:15 to …

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  • Radio club hosts Hamfest

    SOUTHSIDE — The Batesville Area Radio Club will hold its sixth annual Hamfest at 8 a.m. Saturday at Southside Middle School cafeteria. Admission is free. Vendor tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. A fee of $5 will be charged to vendors selling radios …

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  • Fire dept. holds chicken dinner

    FLORAL — Floral Fire Department will have a chicken dinner beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. The menu includes chicken, baked beans, bread and dessert. Donations will be accepted. For more information call Wayne Gay at (501) 345-2990.

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  • Fire safety fair is Saturday

    The Home Depot In-Focus Team Children’s Fire Safety Fair will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Batesville store. There will be a smoke house, fire trucks, a fire extinguisher demonstration, Vital Link information, balloon animals, face painting, children’s workshop and food …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those 11 and under. Proceeds go to …

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  • Reunions scheduled

    St. John, Palmer, Cummings The St. John, Palmer and Cummings reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at FutureFuel Park. A potluck will be served. There will be door prizes and music. The event is open to all relatives and friends. Hoggard …

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  • Club News

    Lions Club member Melissa Smith was recognized recently by the Spring River Lions Club for promoting literacy and reading at Mammoth Spring Elementary School. She has been reading to kindergarten students for more than seven years. The event is part of the Lions Club International …

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