• Batesville man faces charges

    CONCORD — Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson made a traffic stop Tuesday on a 2002 Chevrolet pickup for pulling a trailer that did not have a license plate, leading to several charges against the driver, according to a news release. The stop was made on state …

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  • Midland student cited

    A Midland High School student was cited for public intoxication Tuesday after a teacher reported that the 16-year-old boy smelled of marijuana, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. A drug test prior to Deputy Matthew Thomas’ arrival confirmed the student tested positive for drugs. …

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  • Sharp Co. audit report reviewed

    ASH FLAT — A 2011 audit report that showed no adverse findings was reviewed and approved during Tuesday’s Sharp County Quorum Court meeting, said County Judge Larry Brown. “It was a good audit. All county officials were in compliance with no findings cited,” Brown said. …

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  • Potato shoot to be Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The third annual Big Thunder Arkansas Championship Potato Shoot will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the driving range on Turkey Mountain. The competition will include shooting for accuracy and distance. Each shootist will be allowed three tries at each competition with …

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  • UACCB announces GED schedule

    The General Educational Development (GED) Test is administered in Independence County at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on Fridays to those who are eligible. Test dates for the remainder of the year are as follows: Oct. 12 and 19; Nov. 2, 9, …

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  • Roger Bennett memorial planned

    Gospel group Legacy Five will headline the Seventh Annual Roger Bennett Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Tickets, which are $20 each, will be available at all Citizens Bank branches. …

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  • Croom, Huskey reunion set

    STRAWBERRY — The Croom and Huskey family reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the community center in Strawberry. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all friends and family members.

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  • ICARE to host chili supper

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will have its annual chili supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, located on Highway 9 North in Brockwell. There will be live music, door prizes and a live auction, which will include …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Free clothing available, Cushman United Methodist Church, South Second and Main streets, Cushman, 9 a.m.-noon. • Friends of the Library book sale, Hardy Gym, Hardy, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (870) 257-3842. • Mountain Home Moose GermanFest, Mountain Home Moose Lodge #1953, located on …

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  • Coles reunion to be Saturday

    DESHA — The descendants of Wm. Thomas Coles and Annie Caroline Gaines Coles will have a reunion Saturday at Desha Central Fire Station, located on Heber Springs Road. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 4, 1993.

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  • Humane society gets grant to renovate dog pens

    Bev Finch and Sue Augustus knew the exercise yards at the humane society were in bad shape. They didn’t know how bad until they visited other shelters in Arkansas. They applied for a grant on behalf of the Humane Society of Independence County and recently …

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