• News of Other Days

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

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  • 4-H food drive ‘makes difference’

    ASH FLAT — During November and December, Sharp County 4-H members collected food for the annual “4-H Can Make a Difference” Food Drive, said County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “In the past, all food collected went to a local food pantry, but in 2012, 4-H …

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  • Agri scholarship deadline nears

    As part of a statewide education program, the Independence County Conservation District is offering a $250 scholarship for a local high school student who plans to study agriculture, environmental science or conservation in college, according to Eddie Wagoner, chairman of the district. As well as …

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  • Poultry operators must register

    The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and the Independence County Conservation District is reminding all owners of poultry feeding operations (PFOs) that the annual registration began Jan. 1 in accordance with the Arkansas Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Act (Act 1060 of 2003), said district secretary …

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  • Master Gardener training slated

    ASH FLAT — Applications for becoming a Master Gardener are being taken in Sharp, Izard, Fulton and Independence counties for persons who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and then share their knowledge with others, said Sharp County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “The University of …

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  • Daughter named guardian

    After 52 years of marriage, Dr. Gerald Fowler will only be allowed one phone call a day to his wife Marie, according to a settlement reached Wednesday morning with their daughter Julia Darley. Darley, whose address is in Dacula, Ga., filed a petition for guardianship …

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  • Agencies talk school safety – First meeting begins conversation

    Independence County school administrators, emergency personnel and police agree if someone had a mindset to do harm as a Newtown, Conn., shooter did in December, no building would keep him or her out. But, preparedness, training, ways to do things better and open communication as …

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  • Poor driving leads to police stop and jail

    Getting stopped by police for drifting over into marked parking spaces while driving through west Batesville Tuesday morning ended with a trip to the Independence County jail for Raymond D. Byrne, 24, of Batesville. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he stopped Byrne while patrolling …

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  • Airport gets lift from improvements without seeing soar in budget

    The Batesville Regional Airport is getting more than $2 million in upgrades — at no cost to the city. Even as snowy patches dotted the landscape and temperatures dip below freezing, work continues at the airport, where the runway safety area is being enlarged, bringing …

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  • Two arrested after Walmart purse thefts

    Theft, fraudulent use and attempted use of stolen credit cards, as well as a drug charge have been filed against a 37-year-old Oxford, Miss. man and a 29-year-old Smithville woman, according to a court affidavit filed by Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Southside shoplifter arrested

    A probable cause hold for shoplifting was enforced against 32-year-old Nicholas A. Wood of Oak Grove Road near Southside following an incident at the Batesville Walmart store just before 1 a.m. Wednesday. Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the store after  loss prevention …

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  • Resale shop opens in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Whether it’s antiques, tools, clothes or glassware, Then & Again resale in Cave City may have what you’re looking for, according to owner Michael Miller, who invites everyone to stop in and see him at his store at 724 Main St. in …

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