• Roger Bennett memorial planned

    Gospel group Legacy Five will headline the Seventh Annual Roger Bennett Memorial Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Tickets, which are $20 each, will be available at all Citizens Bank branches. …

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  • Croom, Huskey reunion set

    STRAWBERRY — The Croom and Huskey family reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the community center in Strawberry. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all friends and family members.

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  • ICARE to host chili supper

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will have its annual chili supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Citizens Center, located on Highway 9 North in Brockwell. There will be live music, door prizes and a live auction, which will include …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Free clothing available, Cushman United Methodist Church, South Second and Main streets, Cushman, 9 a.m.-noon. • Friends of the Library book sale, Hardy Gym, Hardy, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (870) 257-3842. • Mountain Home Moose GermanFest, Mountain Home Moose Lodge #1953, located on …

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  • Coles reunion to be Saturday

    DESHA — The descendants of Wm. Thomas Coles and Annie Caroline Gaines Coles will have a reunion Saturday at Desha Central Fire Station, located on Heber Springs Road. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Humane society gets grant to renovate dog pens

    Bev Finch and Sue Augustus knew the exercise yards at the humane society were in bad shape. They didn’t know how bad until they visited other shelters in Arkansas. They applied for a grant on behalf of the Humane Society of Independence County and recently …

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  • National 4-H Week

    Younger members of local 4-H clubs do some clean-up chores outside the Independence County Extension Office during a service day Saturday. The clubs also dispensed clothing items from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Extension Office, located on Myers Street in Batesville. This week is National 4-H …

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  • City hopes to attract retailers

    Mountain Home has a T.J. Maxx, Lowe’s, Big Lots, Petco, Orscheln Farm and Home and a Goodwill store. Searcy has a Lowe’s, Staples, Rue21, Big Lots, Tuesday Morning and $1 Dollar Jewelry Galore. Jonesboro and Little Rock have, well, almost everything else. What could Batesville …

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  • YouTube video ends in arrest – Teen then asks cop for his copy

    Once the smoke cleared from his spinning tires early this morning, an aspiring YouTube star found himself facing several charges in traffic court Nov. 7. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said he was patrolling on Highway 167 north of Batesville near the city sports complex …

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  • SHS to ‘Wish Upon A Star,’ selling stars for cancer research

    SOUTHSIDE — Royalty, football and dances are what usually come to mind with a high school homecoming — not cancer. For seniors at Southside High School it will be as they work to raise money and honor members of their “Southside family” and others affected …

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  • Experiment Station to host agriculture events Saturday

    The past 150 years of agricultural education, research and extension activity made possible by the Morrill Act of 1862 will be recognized during activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Research Station at Bethesda, according to …

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