• 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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  • Courthouse hours announced

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat was to close at noon today and will be closed through Tuesday, according to a news release from the county judge’s office. The courthouse will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday.

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  • Low bid for bridge accepted

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Monday approved a $122,101 contract with JMJ Contractors of Bryant for a bridge on Wilson Well Road, said County Judge Larry Brown. JMJ was the lowest of three bidders, he said. In other business the court …

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  • Newark offices to close

    NEWARK — City offices at Newark will be closed Monday and Tuesday in observance of the Christmas holidays and will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. Garbage pickup will also resume Wednesday morning.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 15, 1993.

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  • Ward receives promotion

    NEWPORT — Matthew Ward of Newport has been promoted to managing partner for Modern Woodmen of America. As a managing partner, Ward offers career opportunities for local financial representatives. These positions also come with the potential for career growth. For those interested in leadership positions, …

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  • Humane society seeks foster homes for the holidays

    The Humane Society of Independence County and Petfinder.com are again participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. Across the country, more than 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the …

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  • Folk center holds awards banquet

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View held its annual awards banquet to honor its staff on Dec. 13. The Committee of 100, an Ozark Folk Center State Park volunteer support group, sponsors these awards in addition to many other …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Jimmy and Janet Davidsonpause before a Mayan pyramid at Chichen Itza for a photo in the 1970s. Davidson, a cable television pioneer who did much of his early work in Batesville, died Oct. 21 at the age of 90. The Davidsons enjoyed travel and the …

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  • Man drives into power pole, causing outage in east Batesville

    The lights may have went out in east Batesville but no one was injured in a mid-afternoon crash involving a pickup truck and a power pole on Highland Avenue that killed the power to several homes and traffic lights in the area Wednesday. Deputy Fred …

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  • Back to claims commission – AG&F, Sherrell at odds over elk

    LITTLE ROCK — It’s back to square one. “I figure we will be right back here again,” David Sherrell said after a ruling Monday from the Claims Review Subcommittee of the Arkansas Legislative Council who sent his fight against the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission …

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