• 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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  • Cricket Ellis Lindsey’s Guide of the Year

    HEBER SPRINGS — It was January 2011 and Cricket Ellis was thinking about a trout fishing trip on the Little Red River in his new boat when he had a head-on crash with another vehicle. For Ellis, that love for fishing would be put on …

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  • Warrant issued in death of unborn child – Bond set at $200,000 for negligent homicide

    Negligent homicide charges have been filed in the death of an unborn child killed in an accident over the weekend. “The Independence County Sheriff’s Department had filed for and received, through the 16th Judicial District Prosecutor’s Office and the Honorable Chaney Taylor, an affidavit warrant …

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  • Ind. Co. farm family named district winners

    LITTLE ROCK — The district winners for the 66th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected and among them are 2012’s Independence County’s Farm Family of the Year. Tom and Margaret Vanemburg of Desha are the North Central District winners. The …

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  • Interlocal pact still unsettled

    Following a meeting Monday afternoon, City of Batesville and Independence County officials remain at odds when it comes to updating the county’s Interlocal Law Enforcement agreement, a document that has not been updated in writing in several years. The two sides were at such odds …

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  • Fight sends deputy to hospital

    Independence County Deputy Shay Moore was injured Friday afternoon when she and an Arkansas state trooper struggled with a Pleasant Plains man at a residence in White County. Following the struggle with the suspect, Moore advised her shoulder had been injured and an ambulance was …

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  • Mt. Pleasant man charged with terroristic threatening

    Jacob Hooper Joshua Pickren MELBOURNE — Additional charges have been filed against three individuals involved in a May 6 altercation at a residence on West Road in Mount Pleasant. Jimmy Lynn Hooper, 32, and his brother, Jacob Shane Hooper 29, both of Mount Pleasant who …

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  • Shooting complex to close for tournament

    The Independence County trap range will be closed Saturday for an Arkansas Trap Association tournament, according to manager Larry Pinkston. The range will be open its regular hours prior to the tournament and Sunday following. For more information call the range at (870) 698-0361.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 14, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO A meeting of the subscribers to the stock of Batesville’s newest banking institution was held Thursday night, and the organization of the new bank and trust company was perfected. …

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