• County’s drug dog dies – Donations being accepted for replacement

    Police K-9 handler with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, John Carroll, said this morning the department is receiving assistance from the community in raising funds to replace his K-9 partner, Jacky, who died June 28 from heat-related causes. Jacky, a Belgian Malonis, was outside in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 2, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO W.C. Huddleston, teacher of the school at Sharp, reports an average attendance of about 30. Owing to the bad weather and the indifference on the part of some of …

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  • Glance at days gone by

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  • Clothing giveaway is Saturday

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • Plant sale canceled

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Master Gardener plant sale, which was set for Sept. 8, has been canceled due to the severe drought.

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  • Club News: River Valley Canners Home Extension Club

    The River Valley Canners Home Extension Club held its second official meeting on July 12 with 12 people in attendance. The Canners will meet the second Thursday night of each month at the Independence County Extension Office. Club president Toy Siler welcomed new members and …

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  • Field of Dreams

    It’s now a rice field, but it was once a field of dreams.  During baseball season the crowds flocked to the Lawrence County seat and cheered for the home team while young men were playing their hearts out with dreams of making the big time. …

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  • Foul play not suspected

    The body of an elderly Batesville woman was found in her home Wednesday afternoon when Independence County deputies and an Arkansas state trooper went to her home on a welfare check. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that his officers went to the …

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  • Applicants to be interviewed

    CONCORD — During Tuesday’s special meeting of the Concord City Council, Mayor Buck Rone and the aldermen reviewed applications for the vacant city marshal’s position and agreed to schedule interviews with three applicants next week, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. “They decided to interview three applicants …

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  • Group submits alcohol petition

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) — Sharp County isn’t the only county in Arkansas with a wet-dry issue. A group that wants to legalize alcohol sales in Madison County has submitted signatures to get the measure on the November ballot. Keep the Money in Madison County turned in …

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  • Quorum court to consider taxes

    The Independence County Quorum Court will discuss three positions in three different departments when it meets at 6 Monday night in the juvenile courtroom over the library. Juvenile Detention Center Administrator Peggy Kendrick, Circuit Clerk Debbie Finley and Tax Collector Janet Perkey are making the …

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  • WRMC nurse honored

    White River Medical Center registered nurse Christa Duggar is the July/August recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Duggar currently works in Senior Haven and has been at WRMC for six years. “I love what I do,” she said. …

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