• IndCo Fair honors veterans

    Area Veterans attending the Independence County Fair are honored for their service during the Independence County Fair on Saturday. After each stated their name, service years and branch they were presented with certificates of appreciation from the Independence County Fair Board. The fourth-annual Veterans Appreciation …

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  • 11 minutes later… Man, cash found

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Ravenden man who robbed a bank at Imboden on Friday was caught 11 minutes later as a number of officers from various law enforcement agencies swarmed the area, reported Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The 911 call that the Citizens Bank …

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  • Karaoke event to benefit kids

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas is hoping to get others “Back to the Future” at a time when mullets were cool, neon was in  everything was “rad.” The volunteer-supported youth mentoring organization will host the eighth annual Karaoke for a Cause at …

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  • Thida blaze investigated

    A blaze that destroyed approximately 300 acres of wooded area along the 2200 block of Union Hill Road near Thida Sunday afternoon is under investigation by the Arkansas Forestry Service, according to Thida Fire Chief Mark Hightower. “We got the call about 1 p.m.,” Hightower …

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  • Batesville schools tackle math fluency

    While the Obama administration has unveiled plans to create an elite corps of master teachers in a $1 billion effort to boost U.S. students’ achievement in science, technology, engineering and math, the Batesville School District is working to see that one of those subjects becomes …

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  • Crash claims 1 life

    QUITMAN — A one-vehicle accident in Cleburne County about 10:10 a.m. Friday resulted in the death of the driver, 24-year-old Victoria G. Callihan of Quitman, said the responding officer, Arkansas State Police Cpl. Sean Riegle. Callihan was traveling south on state Highway 225 about five …

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  • Woman injured in parasailing fall

    Seriously injured when her parasail became entangled in power lines, pulling her to the ground, a Newark woman’s condition was unknown as of press time this morning. Angela Ohlson, 44, was injured around 6:30 Sunday evening while parasailing in a field near her home on …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 9, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the businessmen of this city held Tuesday afternoon in the Board of Trade rooms it was decided to hold a monthly sales and trade day …

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  • Substitute teacher workshop set

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District has scheduled a substitute teacher workshop on Tuesday for anyone interested in substituting for the 2012-13 school year, according to a news release. “ It will be a drop-in workshop from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in …

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  • Senior Miss, Mr. named

    Senior Miss and Mr. Independence County were crowned at the Independence County Fair on Friday. Named Senior Miss Independence County 2012 was Judy Oaks of Batesville. First runner-up was Faye Fulbright of Batesville and second runner-up was Claudene Collins of Batesville. Named Senior Mr. Independence …

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  • Bethesda boat ramp

    Bulldozers prepare to push a 70-foot concrete slab into the White River as part of a new boat launching ramp being constructed north of Bethesda. Looking on is Ken Shirley with the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. The slab, poured and cured on land and …

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  • Attendance up

    With temperatures in the triple digits most of the day and early evening, attendees at Thursday night’s Independence County Fair caught a break late in the afternoon when thunderclouds and cool winds appeared although no rain fell. Fair board member Lynn Bachman said this morning …

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