• Sons of the American Legion hold fundraiser Saturday

    The Sons of the American Legion Squadron No. 114 will have a fund raiser Saturday at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville. A yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Donations for the sale will be appreciated. Dinner will start at noon. The dinner includes Boston …

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  • Country Quilters Guild to meet Wednesday

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the hall of First Baptist Church in Salem. A board meeting for members will be at 8:30. After a brief business meeting, refreshments will be served. The program …

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  • North central Arkansas District Fair winners

    MELBOURNE — Following are the best of show winners in the North Central Arkansas District Fair, held Sept. 24 through 29 at Melbourne. Apiary (honey) — adult, David Long Art department — acrylic: adult, Connie Hood; junior, Jessica Wilcoxson; oil:  adult, Dixie Wilson; junior, Kristen …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 6, 1993.

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  • UACCB will pay Town Plaza $60K

    A remodeling job that turned into a property damage claim has ended with a settlement of $60,000 that the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will have to pay to Town Plaza, LLC. Wednesday, UACCB and Town Plaza presented a negotiated settlement to the …

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  • Armed man sought in theft

    WALNUT RIDGE — On Thursday the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a residence in Strawberry about a large amount of stolen property, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “Deputies responded and began an investigation into the stolen property. At the time the deputies did …

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  • Woman hurt in robbery

    Newport — A Newport convenience store employee was hit from behind and knocked to the ground in a purse snatching Saturday. Newport Police Department officers were dispatched to Mapco Express, located at 1020 Third St., around 4:20 p.m. in reference to a robbery. Officers arrived …

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  • Air units stolen from homeless shelter

    Police are following leads on a possible suspect relating to the theft of outside air conditioning units at the fledgling Mission at the Cross in west Batesville that offers services for the needy. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday Deputy Colby Markum took a theft report from …

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  • Refusing to give ID gets man arrested

    Loitering and refusing to provide officers his identification only got a Batesville man arrested Saturday. John Jones, 32, of 1450 Grays Ave., was arrested after an off-duty officer saw him walking in the Vital Link ambulance parking lot, looking in vehicles and standing behind them. …

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  • Lillikay

    SIDNEY — The tiny community of Sidney may be small with a population of 181, but for eight years it was the home of one big personality: Lillikay. And Lil’s bubbling persona wasn’t limited to the rural town. Almost from the time she was born …

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  • Election 2012

    One has nearly 30 years experience on the Independence County Quorum Court. The other admits he’s no politician, just someone who if elected wants to be of service to the community, using the expertise he says that being a self-employed businessman has allowed him. Incumbent …

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  • Deputy stuck with needle

    An Independence County Deputy was treated and released from White River Medical Center after being stuck by syringe Thursday afternoon. Deputy Sgt. Colby Markum told Sgt. Kirk Green that he was retrieving a plastic bag containing three syringes from his patrol car when he got …

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