• Storm causes outage

    Approximately 1,500 people were without power at peak outage Monday due to storms that passed through the area. “We got most people back online and will be working on the school today,” according to Flave Carpenter, customer service manager at Entergy. A tree fell through …

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  • Lawsuit settled; Money approved for Peco jobs

    The Independence County Quorum Court found the money and agreed to settle the $225,000 lawsuit with Gerace Design Group Inc. over caps on Lock 3 in Monday night’s meeting. The money will come from solid waste and county general contingency funds. Through their attorneys, Gerace …

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  • Two arrested, third sought

    Jonathan Conway Shanda Brooks Though not believed to be operating as a counterfeit ring, two people have been arrested and a third is being sought by local authorities on first degree felony forgery charges. Independence County Sheriff’s investigators Jeff Sims and Michael Thatch said Monday …

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  • Floral couple wins room giveaway

    Before Carla Osborn of Floral found out she was the winner of a new room giveaway she told her husband they needed to think about replacing their old living room furniture. A week later, her name was drawn in a contest designed to do just …

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  • Vehicles changed face of Batesville

    The coming of the automobile to Batesville started an action that changed not only the face of this rural town but the whole state as well, according to Dr. Michael Yoder with the Arkansas Department of Geography. Yoder was the guest speaker at the Batesville …

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  • No rear lights, swinging camper door lead to arrests

    Rodney Stark WALNUT RIDGE — No brake or taillights on a large camper being pulled by a truck in Hoxie about 6 p.m. Sunday alerted Arkansas State Police Cpl. Van Hutton to a situation that led to three arrests and the confiscation of marijuana, drug …

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  • Bike wreck nets drug arrest

    Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said when he went to White River Medical Center to check on a motorcycle accident victim, he was informed the Batesville man was in possession of suspected illegal drugs. Calendar said when he arrived a nurse in the emergency room …

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  • ‘Cookin’ in These Ozark Hills’ is theme of festival

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — “Cookin’ in These Ozark Hills” is the theme of this year’s “What’s Cookin’ Stage” at the 18th annual Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo. Organizer Judy Harden is inviting everyone to come and share their family’s best …

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  • Irish dance will be featured at Ozark Folk Center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host traditional Irish music and dance with St. Louis Irish Arts Friday and Saturday. The group will perform at 7 p.m. Friday and 16 and at 2:30 Saturday. Doors open at 6. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 31, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The shortage of freight cars has caused a large amount of cotton to be accumulated at the railroad points all along the White River Division, and at the insistence …

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  • Teeth whitening, tanning on Main

    Anyone looking for a brighter, whiter smile need look no further than 141 W. Main St. in Batesville, according to Amber Boozer, owner of Brighter Smiles. As a cosmetic teeth-whitening method available without a visit to the dentist, Brighter Smiles Teeth Whitening consists of the …

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  • Jacksonport Discovery Hour to be weekly event

    JACKSONPORT — Jacksonport Discovery Hour will be held every Thursday during June and July at Jacksonport State Park in Newport for children 6 to 12. Activities will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the park pavilion. Participants will explore the outdoors with a …

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