• Water temps may hurt Little Red trout

    HEBER SPRINGS — High water temperatures on the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam are causing concern for Arkansas Game and Fish Commission biologists, said commission spokesman Keith Stephens. “The high temperatures have the potential to cause serious harm to the popular trout fishery,” …

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  • Arrest made in forgery

    A 23-year-old Shirley woman is free on $40,000 bond after being arrested Tuesday on four counts of second-degree forgery and four counts of theft by deception, according to a warrant affidavit filed by Investigator Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Sims said in …

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  • Herb farm goes international

    DESHA — Montreal, Canada, Panama City, Panama and Desha, Arkansas all have a unique tie: Harvest Fresh Farm, owned by Stan and Kim Hinkle. After buying out a small hydroponic herb farm at 525 Jamestown Road in 2007, the Hinkles renamed it Harvest Fresh Farm …

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  • Firefighters run over at accident

    WIRTH — Four fire department first responders were run over after responding to an accident scene Tuesday morning in northeast Sharp County. Arkansas State Trooper Dustin Rogers said the first accident was caused by John W. Shattuck, 49, who was southbound in his Mazda Fiat …

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  • Entergy moving -City to extend utilities to new site near GDX

    Entergy is taking the traffic of its line repair trucks and others off one of the busiest streets in the region. The Batesville office of Entergy is moving from its location off St. Louis Street to a new site located next to the old GDX …

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  • No municipal filings yet in Independence County

    As of 9 this morning no candidates had filed for municipal offices in Independence County, but several had in Izard and Sharp counties.   Izard County Melbourne  Ward 1, Position 1 — William Wright, incumbent   Horseshoe Bend Recorder/treasurer — Michelle Grabowski, incumbent Ward 2, …

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  • Woman hurt in crash

    MELBOURNE – -— Air Evac was called this morning to transport an Izard County woman after she lost control of her car on Highway 9 North toward Oxford. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said 58-year-old Cindy Mason was hurt in the one-vehicle accident that occurred …

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  • Crohn’s, colitis concert slated

    Local band The Wizzbangers will join with Crohn’s disease patient Bruce Oakley in a fundraising concert at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Landers Theater. The concert benefits the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Crohn’s disease is in a group collectively known as inflammatory bowel …

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  • County roads to get repairs

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to roads in Independence County, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. The purpose of the project is to resurface 4.3 miles of selected sections of Wagon Wheel Road, O’Neal …

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  • Sharp horse show winners announced

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair horse show was held July 24 with 93 entries, said Nancy Orr, fair board secretary. Winners included: pony class — Peyton Landreth, first place; Dalaney Harris, second; Robey Landreth, third; Emma Hyslip, fourth; Molly Cherry, fifth; and Tiffany …

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  • Assistance program addresses drought damage

    MELBOURNE — This year’s drought has caused severe damage in Izard and Fulton counties, according to a news release from the Farm Service Agency offices in those counties. “Farm and ranches suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program administered …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 18, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO D.M.C. Kelley, one of the leading farmers and fruit growers of this section, was a business visitor today from Bethesda. J.W.L. Grover returned home last night on the 10:30 …

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