• Angels preparing for cancer walk

    The employees at the Access Arkansas Processing Center are getting a jump start on fund raising for the 2012 Susan G. Komen walk. Team captains Stephanie Evans and Lavonna Croslin-Davis held the first meeting of the Access Arkansas Angels on Tuesday and said this year …

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  • AG touts economic development efforts

    The work of local citizens and organizations in the Batesville/Independence County area who strive to maintain a strong economic base and promote economic growth is a shining example when being compared to other communities in the state. This was the message Arkansas Attorney General Dustin …

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  • Bid approved for Bear Creek bridge

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court on Monday approved bids for a bridge over Bear Creek and for a Highland sewer project, reported County Judge Larry Brown. The bid accepted for the Bear Creek project was $249,501 from Beverly Enterprises of Batesville. The …

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  • Strange actions leads to woman’s arrest

    Seen standing in a homeowner’s yard while staring at the sky and laughing led to a Batesville woman going to jail on drug charges Monday afternoon. Deputy Nathan Stephens said around 2 p.m. he responded to a residence on Dry Run Circle where he encountered …

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  • Entergy to alert customers when power goes out, returns

    Entergy Arkansas Inc. is taking a step toward keeping customers better informed during electrical outages, according to a news release. Entergy will contact every customer affected by a power outage, whether they report it themselves, and provide updated information about the outage. When there is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 4, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO In Circuit Court today the date for the trial of V.G. Richardson, under indictment for first-degree murder, was set for next Tuesday. Judge Dene Coleman has ordered the summoning …

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  • Lyon College graduates 102 students

    Lyon College graduated 102 students at its 140th commencement May 5. The college conferred 78 bachelor of arts degrees and 24 bachelor of science degrees. Arkansas students who graduated include: Batesville — Grant Pierce Bentz, BA in anthropology; Lee Allan Candler II, BA in psychology; …

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  • Jacksonport will present steamboat history program

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will present a free history event about the steamboat industry, “Steamboats — Opening of Arkansas Wilderness,” Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the park pavilion and picnic area. Steamboats provided luxurious and easy travel for people, fast and reliable transportation for …

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  • Club News

    Sulphur Rock 4-H SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock 4-H members recently attended an Independence County  Activity Night at Southside School. Sulphur Rock 4-H group member Daniel Latus won first place in horticulture plants and second place in seed identification and Joddie Shutt won first place …

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  • Garden Glory Days begins

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The annual Garden Glory Days at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is going on now through Saturday and Tuesday through May 26. Daily garden tours will begin at 11 a.m. each day. An herbal workshop will be held …

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  • Macedonia Cemetery cleanup

    Macedonia Cemetery will hold its annual cleanup at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday. Work will also be done at Duggar Cemetery if needed. Lawn chairs and a chainsaw are requested. A potluck will be served at noon at Macedonia Cemetery. For more information contact Anne Moore …

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  • Women’s auxiliary to meet

    CUSHMAN — Cushman Women’s Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at Cushman Community Center. Anyone interested in helping with any activities surrounding Miners Day, which is set for Oct. 13, is asked to attend. To become a member of the club or for more …

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