• Man arrested for gun threats

    Bond has been set at $30,000 for a man charged with threatening people with a shotgun and club on the White River. In a court affidavit, Lt. Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department said Joshua R. Lindhurst, 24, of Sulphur Rock was arrested …

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  • Food preservation club formed

    A new club has formed to teach the public how to preserve food items, according to a news release. River Valley Canners, a part of Extension Homemakers Council, will teach members how to can, dry, freeze and pickle food items. A small membership fee will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO W.G. McSpadden of Mount Pleasant was in town Thursday buying goods for the firm of McSpadden and Conyers. Mr. McSpadden states that business has been good all winter and …

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  • 4-H Poultry Chain auction scheduled

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H has record participation in the 4-H Poultry Chain Project this year with approximately 80 participants, and because of that, a record number of poultry chain pullets will be auctioned off, said Annie Lester, 4-H program assistant. The annual 4-H …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Sitting on the schoolhouse porch of Walnut Grove School, probably in the 1941-42 school year, are (from left) “Duck” Hensley, teacher Lucy Lane and Ruby Lindsey. Owen Walden’s store is in the background.       Boys on bicycles  in the schoolyard at Walnut Grove …

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  • Concord VBS begins Monday

    CONCORD — Concord Missionary Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Monday through July 27. Pre-registration is at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Adventures on Promise Island — Where Kids Discover God’s Lifesaving Love.” Classes for pre-kindergarten through 12th …

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  • HSIC holds dip/bath

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have its third dog dip/bath of the year from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the shelter facility, located at 5 Environmental Drive in Batesville. The cost is $10 for a bath or dip or $15 for …

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  • Sock hop planned

    NEWPORT — A 1950s sock hop and potluck will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall at Newport, Highway 367 North. Jeannie and the Guys will entertain along with special guest Doug Greeno. Admission is $5 and guests are encouraged …

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  • Revival plans announced

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains United Methodist Church will host a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Each night there will be a guest speaker and guest singers. The event is open to the public.

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  • Pageant deadlines near for Miss Batesville

    The Miss Arkansas program has expanded the boundaries for girls entering the Miss Batesville and Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen pageants. Those eligible include residents of Independence, Stone, Izard and Sharp counties, northern Cleburne County (including the West Side and Concord School Districts) and that portion …

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  • Annual Breakfast Bonanza set

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Annual Breakfast Bonanza sponsored by Ladies of the Highland Elks is set for 7-10:30 a.m. Saturday, according to a news release. The breakfast will feature pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, breakfast casseroles and beverages. Tickets are $6 in advance and $6.50 …

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  • Fun continues despite heat

    When her friends had posters of Van Halen and the Eagles on their bedroom walls, Brenda Mason had the King of Rock ’n’ Roll. Mason of Searcy has been an Elvis Presley fan for “as far back” as she can remember, so when she found …

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