• Chuckwagon races return to Charlotte

    The annual Dota Creek Chuckwagon Races and rodeo will return to Charlotte this weekend with a 7:30 fun show at H & H arena Friday night and will include such events as speed race, egg race, barrels, poles, ribbon race and more. The cost per …

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  • Cricket Ellis Lindsey’s Guide of the Year

    HEBER SPRINGS — It was January 2011 and Cricket Ellis was thinking about a trout fishing trip on the Little Red River in his new boat when he had a head-on crash with another vehicle. For Ellis, that love for fishing would be put on …

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  • Warrant issued in death of unborn child – Bond set at $200,000 for negligent homicide

    Negligent homicide charges have been filed in the death of an unborn child killed in an accident over the weekend. “The Independence County Sheriff’s Department had filed for and received, through the 16th Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office and the Honorable Chaney Taylor, an affidavit warrant …

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  • Ind. Co. farm family named district winners

    LITTLE ROCK — The district winners for the 66th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected and among them are 2012’s Independence County’s Farm Family of the Year. Tom and Margaret Vanemburg of Desha are the North Central District winners. The …

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  • Interlocal pact still unsettled

    Following a meeting Monday afternoon, City of Batesville and Independence County officials remain at odds when it comes to updating the county’s Interlocal Law Enforcement agreement, a document that has not been updated in writing in several years. The two sides were at such odds …

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  • Fight sends deputy to hospital

    Independence County Deputy Shay Moore was injured Friday afternoon when she and an Arkansas state trooper struggled with a Pleasant Plains man at a residence in White County. Following the struggle with the suspect, Moore advised her shoulder had been injured and an ambulance was …

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  • Mt. Pleasant man charged with terroristic threatening

    Jacob Hooper Joshua Pickren MELBOURNE — Additional charges have been filed against three individuals involved in a May 6 altercation at a residence on West Road in Mount Pleasant. Jimmy Lynn Hooper, 32, and his brother, Jacob Shane Hooper 29, both of Mount Pleasant who …

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  • Shooting complex to close for tournament

    The Independence County trap range will be closed Saturday for an Arkansas Trap Association tournament, according to manager Larry Pinkston. The range will be open its regular hours prior to the tournament and Sunday following. For more information call the range at (870) 698-0361.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 14, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO A meeting of the subscribers to the stock of Batesville’s newest banking institution was held Thursday night, and the organization of the new bank and trust company was perfected. …

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  • Canning class available online

    The National Center for Home Food Preservation at the University of Georgia offers a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation, according to the County Extension Office. Visit nchfp.uga.edu and scroll toward the bottom of the page …

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  • Radio Club to meet Thursday

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • George W. Ford, Nettie Carpenter Family Reunion

    The family of George W. Ford and Nettie Carpenter will have a reunion from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 4 in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank, located at 1325 Harrison St. in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. All …

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