• Stephens named 2012 Officer of the Year

    Shawn Stephens is the kind of man you want around when trouble arises. He’s dedicated his life to public service either as a 911 dispatcher, EMT/paramedic, volunteer firefighter or police officer. All his hard work was recognized recently when the Independence County Sheriff’s Office named …

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  • Robber gets nothing

    SOUTHSIDE — Ashley Modlin thought the man outside her place of work looked creepy. Moments later, he walked in wearing a mask, claiming he had a gun, and demanded money — while an off-duty cop was inside the store. The would-be robber, identified as Larry …

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  • Food Pantry of Concord

    Arliss Phillips packages candy at the Food Pantry of Concord while Kyle Bruton and Trudy Bruton stock heartier fare on the shelves and in a freezer. Sean Burger (not pictured) was also helping. The pantry had just received a shipment of food from the Arkansas …

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  • Newport police make two arrests for theft

    NEWPORT — A Newport man was arrested Thursday for residential burglary and theft of property after the homeowner got his license plate number and called police. John Payne, 31, was arrested after breaking into a home in the 2800 block of Ivy Drive in Newport. …

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  • Ozarka LPN students lend a hand during holidays

    MELBOURNE — The Licensed Practical Nursing program at Ozarka College participates in community service projects each semester. This year the LPN students from Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View each gave $15 to assist the Manna House of Melbourne to help feed the community. The …

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  • Weather alters garbage routes

    While the city of Batesville has missed garbage pickup three days this week because of the Christmas holiday and snow, crews will pick up today’s garbage as scheduled, and weather permitting will start on Tuesday’s garbage this afternoon, officials have announced. On Saturday, city garbage …

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  • Offices closing for holiday

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will close at noon Monday and will be closed Tuesday in observance of New Year’s Day, said County Judge Larry Brown. The courthouse will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Elected officials will arrive at the courthouse early on …

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  • Ozarka offers EMT courses

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College’s EMT program will begin the next semester of classes in January. The course will consist of approximately 184 classroom hours and 48 hours of clinical time. Clinical time is spent on an ambulance and in an emergency room. This semester’s class …

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  • Officials to be sworn in

    Office holders, including justices of the peace, city officials and constables, will be sworn in at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse, according to Charlie Morris with the Independence County Judge’s Office.

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  • Frolics canceled

    Main Street Batesville has announced there will be no 2nd Friday Frolic in January and February due to the possibility of inclement weather those months. The next “frolic” will be in March.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on August 2, 1993.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

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