• Huffing paint gets man arrested

    Huffing gold spray paint, getting into a fight and throwing the evidence into a ditch got a Batesville man arrested for public intoxication Thursday. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, police were dispatched to Yates Lane at about 11 p.m. in reference to a …

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  • Benefit rodeo to be held Saturday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Paiton Turner Benefit Ranch Rodeo will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Plains Saddle Club. Events will include a three-man team participating in mugging, doctoring, loading and steer saddling. Entry fee is $30. A special event will be bronc …

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  • Ozarka Kids Academy to host summer camp

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Kids Academy, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, will be offering a 12-week camp for children 6 to 9 years of age beginning Monday. The program will offer hands-on, organized and active learning for students, according to a news release. The curriculum will …

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  • G/T accepting nominations

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District gifted and talented program is currently accepting nominations for prospective students who demonstrate high intellect, creative skills and task commitment. Nominations will be accepted for students entering fourth through 12th grades this fall. Placement is determined by a committee …

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  • Cemeteries to hold cleanup

    Macedonia Cemetery will hold its annual cleanup at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Work will also be done at Duggar Cemetery if needed. Workers are asked to bring lawn brooms, and a chainsaw is also needed. A potluck will be served at noon on the Macedonia site.

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  • Pleasant Grove school reunion is Saturday

    PLEASANT GROVE — The Pleasant Grove school reunion will be from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Those attending are asked to bring pictures and albums to share. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to the public.

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • Club News

    SOUTHSIDE — Thirty-eight 4-H’ers participated in the countywide 4-H Activity Day event April 23 at Southside Middle School. The contests included: tree identification, seed identification, ornamental horticulture identification, entomology and dairy recipe. First-place winners will be eligible to compete at the Regional O’Rama in Batesville …

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  • Notice

    Due to circumstances beyond our control, Internet services were down this morning as of press time, and we apologize to anyone whose emailed information did not get in the paper today. We will check email when Internet services return and publish the information in a …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This group was photographed at Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church near Hopewell Cemetery near Cord in 1949. The woman in the white dress at left is Ethel Churchill Boyd. The man standing near the middle of the back row and wearing a hat is Jim Martin; …

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  • Batesville Bassmasters also show Bull Shoals Lake is ‘great fishery’

    The Batesville Bassmasters’ recent two-day tournament on Bull Shoals Lake shows what a great fishery the lake is, said reporter Billy Littleton, who teamed with Andy Needham to win the tournament with 31.62 pounds. Littleton also caught the biggest bass of the day, which weighed …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 8, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Rev. J.L. Brown preached the annual sermon at the state convention of Landmark Baptists at Sheridan this week. H.E. Stewart of Rutherford recently sold a bale of cotton …

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