• Toy Ride

    This group of local bikers, led by Paul “Thirsty” Cranfill (seated on motorcycle) raised approximately $400 cash, along with food/clothing items and toys for underprivileged children in Independence County recently. Cranfill said it usually takes 90 days or so to put together a drive but …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 16, 1993.

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  • Midnight mass planned

    St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 3800 Harrison St., Batesville, will hold a midnight mass and a traditional bilingual mass at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Christmas Day. Fr. Dhanraj Narla will preside. The event is open to the public.

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  • Jackson Co. businesses provide Christmas gifts to 47 children

    NEWPORT — Several children in the Jackson County foster care system will have Christmas gifts because of the efforts of Sherri Meatte, business office director at Harris Hospital in Newport, and several other volunteers and contributors. Early this month the Division of Children and Family …

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  • Christmas Joy

    Seven-month-old Aubree Elise Shaw will have her first Christmas far, far from home and facing a serious operation that hopefully will allow her to celebrate many more Christmas Days. Aubree, the daughter of Derrick and Audra Shaw of Springdale, has many relatives in and around …

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  • Gambling ring nets four arrests

    Four people have been put behind bars after being charged Tuesday with operating a gambling house in a nearly vacant strip mall in the Southside area. Arrested in the case were William Graveline, 39, of 230 Edgar Road, listed on business documents as the owner …

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  • Man stabbed

    No clear motive has been determined for a fight that left a man stabbed on Skylark Street near Southside late Thursday evening. Deputy Phillip Pickett with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said he was dispatched to the Brad Allen Langle residence just before 5 p.m. …

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  • Township’s wet/dry election to take longer than thought

    CAVE CITY — Proponents of scheduling a wet/dry election in Cave Township, which includes all of the city of Cave City that lies within Sharp County, will take longer than originally thought, said Allen Brown, head of the area’s ministerial alliance. The county was voted …

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  • Cave City eyes alcohol laws

    CAVE CITY — During a long regular meeting Tuesday, the Cave City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance establishing rules and regulations for licensing the sales of alcoholic beverages within the city, said Treasurer/recorder Krystal Schreiner, who moderated the meeting. Sharp County voters …

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  • Man wanted in assault of pregnant woman

    A felon with a known history of assault, drug violations and carrying a weapon is being charged with aggravated assault and third degree domestic battery after he allegedly beat a pregnant woman recently. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said officers …

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  • Teen returns home

    A 14-year-old runaway girl, Shanda Lindhurst of Batesville, has returned home after last being seen leaving for school Tuesday morning and believed to be with her boyfriend in the Cord area. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy said Lindhurst returned home Thursday, but did not …

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  • Live Christmas trees may be recycled

    Heber Springs — Christmas trees don’t have to go to the trash after Christmas. In fact, all those trees on display in homes and businesses across the area can be put to good use by donating them to the fish in Greers Ferry Lake. Donated …

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