• Volunteers roof house for woman

    Several churches and businesses recently came together to help Friendship Outreach put a new roof on a house for the most recent graduate of the nonprofit ministry’s Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 residential recovery program, known as WARP 180 for short. The 180 part of …

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  • Missing rifle leads to fight

    An argument over a slur and a missing rifle Friday afternoon ended with a Pickens Street man being jailed on domestic battering charges. Deputy Robert Moser said around 1 p.m. he responded to a report of a man and son fighting and when he arrived …

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  • Sheriff warns Rotarians of synthetic drugs

    Illegal drugs, and their synthetic counterparts, was the program presented by Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery to the Batesville Rotary club during their noon luncheon at Josie’s at the Lockhouse restaurant Monday. Jeffery told the club about the many new extremely potent and dangerous synthetic/designer …

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  • Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among …

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  • Desha class reunion is Saturday

    Desha High School classes of 1950 and 1951 will have a reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant in Batesville. The group will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday for breakfast at Kelley-Wyatt’s. For more information, call Katie Hicks at (870) 793-6458 or Nona Jeffery …

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  • Sharp Nursing Home to hold reunion

    SIDNEY — A reunion for all people ever associated with the former Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Sidney Community Center, said former nursing home employee Angie Haley, who is helping publicize the event. …

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  • Cumberland homecoming set for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon with singing and visiting in the afternoon. The event is open to all family and friends. The church is located in southern Sharp …

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  • Correction – Cushman Miners Day Pageant

    An incorrect phone number was submitted for the Cushman Miners Day Pageant. The correct number to call for questions or information about the pageant is (870) 283-6130.

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  • Renee Long joins M&P banking team

    Renee Long has joined the Merchants and Planters Bank team as vice president-loan officer, according to a news release from M&P Community Bancshares. Long will be responsible for managing commercial and consumer loans and establishing and maintaining business relationships in Batesville and the surrounding areas. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 19, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO News was received Saturday afternoon of the death of Dr. W.J. Bell, one of the county’s oldest and most respected citizens, which occurred at his home near Victor Saturday …

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  • School to host science institute

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts will host a free “science and engineering institute” giving students in sixth through 10th grades the opportunity to learn about genetics, the flow of rivers, the spread of epidemics and to get a firsthand …

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  • Izard County gets funds

    MELBOURNE — Much-needed improvements to the county shop building can now get under way after the Izard County judge was presented with funds to make it happen. State Rep. Tommy Wren met with Izard County Judge David Sherrell recently and presented him with a check …

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