• Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airmen Benjamin J. Desoto and Joshua D. Honey graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its September meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order at 11:30 a.m. by president Sherri Stagner, who also led the Ritual. The program …

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  • Conservation District offers $250 scholarship

    The Independence County Conservation District is offering a $250 college scholarship to a local high school student who plans to study agriculture, environmental science or conservation, said Eddie Wagoner, district chairman. “As well as receiving the district scholarship, the winner will be eligible to compete …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 21, 1993.

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  • Independent Auto Sales now open

    Quality pre-owned cars, trucks and SUVs, with low monthly payments, are now available to local buyers through Independent Auto Sales located at 66 Batesville Blvd., Suite A (in the end of the Wholesale Tire building). Owned by Gene Wickersham (sales/manager) and Scott Clark, Independent Auto …

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  • Historical society holds open house

    MELBOURNE — Visitors were greeted with music and singing as they walked through a Confederate campsite to the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society’s Archival Room Open House on Sept. 22 at the Old Hospital Building on East Main Street in Melbourne. Musicians Gerald Cooper, …

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  • Man arrested for making threats

    MELBOURNE — A man who threatened to hurt three women Friday night was later arrested for disorderly conduct and terrorist threatening, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Lawrence said deputies were called to a possible suicide attempt at a residence on Newburg Road. Upon arrival …

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  • Missing Dinah – Ovarian cancer takes woman too soon

    SOUTHSIDE — It’s too quiet at Jerry Haertlein’s home now that Dinah, his wife of 35 years is gone. He had hoped to have at least another 20 years with her to travel and enjoy retirement but that won’t happen now. Dinah died on Feb. …

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  • Storm brings hail, flooding

    A Thursday afternoon thunderstorm brought with it heavy rain and hail, leaving some without power, but luckily very little damage this time, Glen Willis, Independence County Office of Emergency Management director, said this morning. Crews with the city of Batesville were reportedly still working to …

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  • Police: Sex offender contacts teen

    A warrant has been issued for a level two sex offender who has failed to update his files with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said Thomas Ashcraft, who has an address of 232 Winchester …

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  • Cave City receives governor’s award

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Nursing Home was one of 17 organizations throughout the state last week to receive an Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award from Gov. Mike Beebe during the 18th annual celebration held at the Peabody Hotel Little Rock. Approximately 300 business and civic …

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  • LEPC discusses flu clinics

    Upcoming traffic disruptions in Westside and a flu clinic were discussed at Tuesday’s Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee meeting. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn announced to committee members the Batesville Water Department will begin major construction on water and sewer lines in Westside beginning …

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