• Blister beetles showing up, eating wherever they are

    Blister beetles are cropping up in spots over much of Sharp County, Extension Agent Joe Moore reported Monday. “It must be the year for the striped blister beetle,” Moore said. “We’re getting lots of calls. They’re eating up anything that’s green.” That, of course, includes …

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  • Searching…

    RUSSELLVILLE — She was 19, pregnant, not ready to settle down in 1978 and never told the father before giving their child up for adoption. Jonathan Smith was that child and more than 30 years later is looking for his birth parents whom he believes …

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  • Agreement approved

    After nearly a year of controversy and a few tweaks in the wording, an interlocal law enforcement agreement between the city of Batesville and Independence County is in the final stages of being approved. City and county officials met Monday afternoon and signed a revised …

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  • Man accused of taking Jeep painted, planned to sell it

    ASH FLAT — A Hardy man who was charged with theft of property Friday in Sharp County Circuit Court told officers that he had taken Xanax before stealing a woman’s Jeep, according to the affidavit for his arrest. Charged is Allen Wade Bowers, 28, whose …

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  • Quorum discusses jobs, taxes

    The loss of jobs, putting a tax on alcoholic beverages and continued problems at the juvenile detention center were topics of discussion at the Independence County Quorum Court Monday night. Independence County Economic Director Larry Jones said 250 ConAgra workers will lose their jobs Friday …

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  • Polk Bayou development to be discussed

    A meeting to discuss the development of Polk Bayou will be held at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday. The meeting is open to the public. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Regional Stream Team Coordinator Stephen O’Nea will be …

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  • Deadlines nearing for fair

    ASH FLAT — Deadlines are nearing for registering for several events at the upcoming Sharp County Fair, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. Among those are the various divisions of the beauty pageants, including the photogenic division. Friday is the deadline for those events. The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 27, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Coma Elms, about 17 years of age, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. Henrietta Wade, Dec. 16. All that was possible was done to save his life, …

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  • McCoy, Mead named state winners

    Jackson Mead Chandler McCoy of the Cedar Ridge Livestock Club and Jackson Mead of the Livestock Club are state 4-H journal winners for 2012. Both will receive an all expenses paid trip to Atlanta in November and a $1,500 scholarship. McCoy and Mead will be …

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  • Cloggers return to folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park Theater in Mountain View will host a return visit by the Great Smoky Mountain Cloggers. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. They are from the mountains of North Carolina, the birthplace of …

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  • Round Table to host Dougan

    The Batesville Area Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s Rider Room. The meeting is open to the public. Dr. Michael B. Dougan, distinguished professor of History Emeritus at Arkansas State University at Jonesboro, will present the program, …

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  • Midland High teacher awarded

    ROGERS — Midland High School teacher Karen Wells recently received the Herb Lawrence Leadership Award during a recent luncheon. The award is given to honor an Arkansas Association of Instructional Media member who has made a significant contribution to AAIM and its progress through outstanding …

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