• ‘Hometown hero’ named

    As Richard Santini, HVAC technician at FutureFuel Chemical Company and member of the Air National Guard, reflects back on his deployment to Iraq, he remembers the support he received from everyone at FutureFuel Chemical Company. “There were so many people at the plant that were …

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  • Police release info on infant fatality, charges filed

    A corrected accident report released Tuesday by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office says the accident that caused the death of an unborn child over the weekend occurred when the car the mother was a passenger in was hit by another vehicle. Deputy Andrew Rogers said …

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  • Burn ban includes fireworks

    ASH FLAT — Because of extremely dry conditions, the ban on open burning in Sharp County has been extended to prohibit all individual use of fireworks, County Judge Larry Brown said this morning. In addition, all public fireworks displays must have the approval of the …

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  • Lyon to host history workshop

    Lyon College will host a History Day workshop Thursday through Saturday. Dr. Scott Lien, Lyon College assistant professor of history, said 15 students from around the state along with six to eight of their teachers will be attending the event. The group will work on …

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  • Member of Chiricahua tribe to speak about stone artifacts

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Stone Artifacts of the Indigenous Americans will be the topic for the July 5 meeting of the Spring River Gem and Mineral Club, said President Ruth Maxedon. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Sean Foster, who …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 15, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO News was received here Sunday of the burning of the barn belonging to Link Osborne in Dota township and the horrible death of David S. Duly, a man of …

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  • St. Mary’s to hold Latin Mass

    St. Mary’s Church will hold Latin Mass on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5 p.m. beginning this Sunday. Services will be presided over by Father Michael Bass. St. Mary’s is located at 3800 Harrison St. For more information call (870) 793-7464.

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  • Folk Center hosting donkey, mule day

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will hold its 4th Annual Donkey and Mule Day demonstration and competition July 4. The event starts at 9 a.m. in the lower parking lot. Handlers can walk the courses beginning at 8. Any long-eared equine, …

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  • Fair registration goes online

    The tradition of registering items at competition at the Independence County Fair is years old but this marks the first year it won’t require waiting in line to do so. Now exhibitors have the option of registering livestock, canned goods, crafts, etc. online by visiting …

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  • Ferry receives ‘Spirit’ award

    Michael Ferry of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Batesville has received the firm’s exclusive Spirit of Partnership Award for outstanding performance during 2011, according to a news release. “Michael has demonstrated unyielding dedication and enthusiasm for his business of serving individual investors,” Jim …

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  • Hillcrest FFA attends Washington Leadership Conference

     National FFA Foundation WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Members of the Hillcrest FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Organization’s 2012 Washington Leadership Conference June 19-23. The annual conference focuses on leadership development, personal growth and community service. More than 2,200 students – up to 340 a week …

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  • Chuckwagon races return to Charlotte

    The annual Dota Creek Chuckwagon Races and rodeo will return to Charlotte this weekend with a 7:30 fun show at H & H arena Friday night and will include such events as speed race, egg race, barrels, poles, ribbon race and more. The cost per …

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