• Family clings to hope, each other

    A few years ago Sharon and Jeff Wood were living the American dream. They both had good jobs, had purchased their first home and were enjoying their son Austin who took four years to conceive. Then the bottom fell out. Sharon was diagnosed with an …

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  • White River Country Club burglar jailed

    Taking items from the White River County Club and later attempting to take more from Walmart has landed a 32-year-old Batesville man with one felony and another misdemeanor. According to the affidavit for arrest, Sgt. Colby Markum arrived at the country club after an alarm …

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  • Students lead by example to help others

    SOUTHSIDE — Monday was a “day on,” not a day off at the Southside School District where students and staff celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day by helping others. Students not only participated in lessons about the leader whose accomplishments are celebrated this month, they …

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  • MHS expels 1

    MELBOURNE — A high school student was expelled for the remainder of the year when the Melbourne School Board met in executive session Wednesday. The boy’s age, grade and reason for expulsion (drugs, violence or discipline issues) were not provided to the Guard. In other …

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  • Fisherman dies of natural causes

    James Wallace was fishing along the riverbank near the River Bank Road boat ramp Sunday morning when he noticed something blue lying at the water’s edge. When he went to investigate he found 73-year-old Jimmy Finley unconscious. “Mr. Wallace stated he tried to get a …

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  • Graveyard death ruled suicide

    Police say the cause of death of 40-year-old Timothy L. Henderson of Allen Chapel was from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said Henderson’s ex-wife (Tabitha Henderson) called 911 around mid-afternoon Saturday saying that Henderson was despondent and was on his way …

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  • Dr. Scott Lien to speak about early banking in state

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Historical Society’s winter quarterly meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Ash Flat Library meeting room, said Ina Gill, advisory board member. The meeting is open to the public. The library is at 11 Arnhart St. in …

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  • Carter appointed to board

    Dr. Robert H. Carter, Batesville dentist, has been appointed to the Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners by Gov. Mike Beebe. Carter replaces Dr. Warren Whitis, whose term on the board had expired. The last Batesville dentist appointed to the board was the late Dr. Norman …

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  • Two arrested with meth ‘ice’

    WALNUT RIDGE — A routine traffic stop around 1:18 p.m. Friday on Highway 63 B in Hoxie wasn’t so routine after all, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. “A deputy was in the process of a routine traffic stop when he observed the driver acting …

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  • Long-term care advocate speaks to club

    With an extensive background in elderly care, Donna Ernest, with White River Area Agency on Aging, spoke to the Batesville Kiwanis Club recently about the need for enhancing long-term care of residents in nursing facilities. Ernest said her official title was Region II ombudsman (advocate …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 13, 1993.

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  • Pearl-stringing workshop to be held at Jacksonport

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a pearl- stringing necklace workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the courthouse. Participants will take home their own freshwater pearl necklace. Fresh water pearls were once part of a booming mussel industry in Arkansas. Participants will …

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