• Sign up for Trail of Holiday Lights

    The Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism is inviting all Arkansas communities that host holiday displays and events to participate in the 17th annual Trail of Holiday Lights. This program is designed to increase travel and tax revenues during late November and December. Log on …

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  • Ozarka College Culinary Arts gourmet dinner planned

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department in Melbourne will host the second gourmet dinner of this semester from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Advanced culinary arts students have developed a menu that will be prepared and served under the direction of instructors Mimi …

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  • ‘Poets and Painters’ to be featured

    The Independence County Library will host the children’s program “Poets and Painters” for third through eighth grades from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the Batesville Area Arts Council, 246 E. Main. The arts program presented by the Independence County Library and Batesville Area …

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  • College planning conference set

    Southside High School will hold a college planning conference from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday for area juniors and seniors at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Several college representatives from across the region will be in attendance and …

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  • Cushman Miner’s Day winners named

    CUSHMAN — The 21st annual Miner’s Day at Cushman was held last weekend with more than 2,500 people in attendance, according to Debbie Covington, president. The Cushman Ladies Auxiliary raffle included a handmade quilt won by  Carolyn Gipson and a Thompson/Center Venture rifle was won …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 12, 1993.

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  • Wounded Warriors, Wheelin Sportsman benefit from events

    Tickets are on sale now for a weekend of activities from which proceeds are going to the Wounded Warriors and Wheelin Sportsman programs, said Erica Willard, regional director of the National Wild Turkey Federation. The events are being hosted Nov. 2-4 by the NWTF’s Independence …

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  • Council to discuss damages

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a request from a citizen about vehicle damages incurred, a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. There are also appointments to the …

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  • Break-in reported at Ford dealership

    A multi-terrain vehicle, two ATVs, two chain saws, a gas heater and a gas can were stolen from the Batesville Mark Martin Ford dealership sometime between 8:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 a.m. Thursday after the side door of a storage building was pried open to …

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  • Man allegedly threatens to blow up family, home

    For allegedly threatening to blow up a man and his children in their home Thursday night, a 20-year-old Bradford man is now facing charges in a local court, among them being drunk. Around 2 this morning Deputy Anthony Carter said he was on patrol duty …

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  • County’s only black official to be honored

    Freed slave. Army sergeant. Husband. Pastor. Community leader. Land developer. Charles Case held many distinctions but among them he was the only black ever elected to public office in Independence County. Saturday, the Independence County Historical Society will honor him with a tombstone dedication at …

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  • 1 killed, 1 injured in crash

    ASH FLAT — A Cave City man was killed and a 19-year-old woman was injured in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 167 south of Ash Flat Wednesday. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, Roger Watts, 54, of Cave City was killed …

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