• Jeffrey-Alexander reunion is Saturday

    DESHA — The annual Jeffrey-Alexander Reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Desha Methodist Church. A potluck finger food luncheon will be served at noon. Following lunch, a short meeting of the Alexander Cemetery Association will be held. All family members and friends are …

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  • Sexual offender wanted by police

    John Hall Considered by authorities to be a sexual predator of young girls, a warrant has been issued for 60-year-old John H. Hall for failing to register with local authorities. Hall’s last known address was 75 N. First St. in Cushman, according to a court …

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  • WRHS given grant for free mammograms

    White River Health System in Batesville was recently granted more than $50,000 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas. With this grant, WRHS and the physicians of North Arkansas Radiology will continue to provide potentially life-saving mammography screenings to women in North Central Arkansas …

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  • Transit of Venus

    Venus passes in front of the sun in this photo taken by Maronda Barber of Batesville at about 6 p.m. Tuesday. Known as the “transit of Venus,” the event lasted six hours and 40 minutes. The previous transit occurred June 8, 2004. “Transits of Venus” are …

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  • Love found after dreams, plans change

    ELIZABETH — Reble Fout and J.W. Kyner were from two different worlds, heading in two different directions but fate made sure they would meet. Fout was from the small rural town of Elizabeth and recalls working on the farm alongside her brothers. There was no …

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  • New director hits ground running

    Larry Jones has only been the director of the Independence County Economic Development Commission for about two weeks and already positive things are happening that have him excited. In his first commission meeting Thursday, and then again at a Kiwanis Club luncheon Friday, Jones said …

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  • Spinning tires lead to drug arrest

    When a vehicle left White River Medical Center and turned west onto Harrison Street at a high rate of speed while spinning its tires early Monday morning, it caught the attention of Deputy Ernie Gillihan. The driver continued spinning the tires of his car to …

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  • Camp Pioneer registration under way

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host Camp Pioneer June 11-14 and June 18-21, coach Susan Parker has announced. The camp is free and open to students who will be entering third through seventh grades and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the …

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  • Divers recover truck, trailer

    Members of the Independence County Dive Team assisted in recovery of a truck and trailer from the Black River on Elgin Ferry Lane Friday afternoon. Arkansas State Police Cpl. Russell Brinsfield said that around 2:30 p.m. Alexander Sheets was launching his boat into the river …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 24, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO John Loyd, an old citizen of this county, died at his home in Washington Township Sunday. The deceased was a good man, held in highest esteem by his neighbors …

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  • Bagpipe, drumming camp set

    The Lyon College Scottish Arts Summer School will be June 10-15 on the Lyon College campus. “Attendees will have a chance to study piping and drumming with some of the world’s best instructors including Willie MacCallum, Maureen Conner, Jimmy Bell and Jon Quigg,” according to …

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  • Print-making workshop planned

    Dustyn Bork The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a print-making workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Dustyn Bork at Fulkerson Studio in the Alphin building on Lyon College campus June 30. Bork, assistant professor of art at Lyon, will demonstrate the technique …

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