• Linda Tanner appointed to Sharp County Library Board

    ASH FLAT — Linda Tanner of the Ash Flat area was appointed to the Sharp County Library Board during Monday’s quorum court meeting, reported County Judge Larry Brown. Tanner replaces Jan Lusk on the board. Action on a proposed ordinance concerning the district court was …

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  • Found wallet, lost owner

    The search for the owner of a wallet found at a local eatery has run into a dead end, according to police. Deputy Patrick Collins said Carl Walls of Batesville turned in a ladies wallet containing money and identification cards for Linda Kay Thornton found …

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  • Quarterly meetings planned

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, solid waste management board, elected officials committee and loan fund committee will meet June 26 at the Skillet Restaurant in Ozark Folk Center at 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Waste management …

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  • Three siblings three years apart have same birthday

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE—Avis Hoyt, Marla Smith and Aaron Plapp share more than just parents—they share the same due date and the same birthday. The three siblings, three years apart, were all born on June 4 to parents Edgar and Rosalie Plapp. “I was amazed,” Rosalie said. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 5, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Officers of the Batesville Board of Trade have received a letter from Maj. E.J. Bent of the U.S. Army acknowledging receipt of data furnished in regard to the tonnage, …

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  • Music in the Mountains welcomes Rick Crawford

    HORSESHOE BEND — Congressman Rick Crawford will perform Saturday at the Music in the Mountains Show, located in the Lower Diamond B Mall at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. Crawford represents Arkansas’ First Congressional District and serves on the agriculture and transportation and infrastructure …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    These broken stones in the Baxter Family plot in Oaklawn Cemetery are just two of many headstones that need repair, said cemetery committee members George Bentz, Karla Hopkins and Mae Milum. The stones are for Harriet N. Baxter, wife of Elisha Baxter (who was once …

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  • Man credits ‘God’s hands’ for longevity

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Marlin Scott has always finished his meal before his drink, dressed up even when he worked in the garden, entered and exited through the same door and eaten cereal out of the same red metal bowl every night for as long as …

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  • Watermelon Festival pageant plans slated

    CAVE CITY — The 2012 Cave City Watermelon Festival beauty pageant will be June 29 and 30 in the new Cave City High School cafeteria. Contestants must be full-time residents of Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton or Izard counties. Entry fee is $20 for the beauty …

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  • Dream Riders to host womanless pageant

    CAVE CITY — The Dream Riders Biking for Children Chapter E will host a womanless beauty pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Cave City School cafeteria. Trophies will be given to the winners, including queen, first runner up, second runner up, talent (if contestants …

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  • Parkinson’s group holds meeting

    Members of the Batesville area Parkinson’s disease support group will meeting from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday in the conference room of the First Community Bank main branch at Harrison and St. Louis streets. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Demolition Derby set

    SALEM — The Annual Summer Demolition Derby will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Fulton County Fairgrounds Arena in Salem. There will be $1,800 added prize money for the event. The derby is open to all who meet the guidelines for cars. Rules and …

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