• Man charged with possessing stolen gun

    Felony theft charges have been filed against 42-year-old John C. Hardin of Batesville after he was found with a stolen pistol in his possession, according to a court affidavit file by Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Mundy said officers were dispatched …

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  • Candidates continue to file

    Three more candidates have filed for municipal offices in area counties as of this morning, according to information from the county clerk’s offices in Izard and Sharp counties. In Izard, James I. Davis has filed for Ward 1, Position 2 in Horseshoe Bend while in …

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  • Sharp County burn ban lifted; Independence ban still in place

    ASH FLAT — The burn ban that has been in effect for several weeks in Sharp County has been lifted, effective today, said County Judge Larry Brown. A line of thunderstorms came through the county overnight, producing widespread rainfall. “I’ve been in touch with people …

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  • SHS in running for thousands in grants

    SOUTHSIDE — Winning a grant of $10,000 or $25,000 could enhance educational opportunities for a school district in a rural community and Southside High School is hoping to be on the receiving end after being named one of eight finalists in Arkansas for an America’s …

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  • Alderman resigns because of move

    SULPHUR ROCK — Andy Scribner, an alderman at Sulphur Rock, submitted a letter of resignation during a July 19 regular meeting because he has moved outside the city limits, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Mayor Glenda Reding said following the council’s acceptance of Scribner’s resignation that …

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  • Imagination Library offers free books to Independence Co. kids

    All Independence County children up to age 5 are eligible for free books — all they have to do is sign up. Debbie Webb, a volunteer with the United Way of Independence County, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday about the local participation in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 19, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. S.M. Lewis of Barren Fork died Dec. 19. He was born in Georgia in 1832 and moved to Arkansas in 1867, settling near Maxville in Sharp County. He …

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  • Concert to feature Mike Snider

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Mike Snider will be featured in a Celebrity Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Snider is a national banjo champion who broke into the country music scene in the 1980s. He made hundreds …

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  • Quartet to perform

    EVENING SHADE — First Baptist Church of Evening Shade will host The Melody Boys Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday. “TMBQ’s heritage goes all the way back to the 1930s with generation after generation of fans that love to hear quartet music with a touch of …

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  • Family reunion scheduled

    SULPHUR ROCK — The annual Sherrill, Godair and Bice family reunion will be Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Center. A potluck will begin at noon, and homemade ice cream will be served. After lunch a miscellaneous auction will be held with proceeds going to the …

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  • Cemetery cleaning is Saturday

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The annual cemetery cleaning for Powell’s Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie will be Saturday. A potluck will be served. Those attending are asked to bring their own tools.

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  • Yard sale fundraiser planned

    The Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary archery team will hold an inside yard sale at the gym beginning at 7 a.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will be used to help the team offset its expenses to travel to the archery world …

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