• 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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  • Visit to jail becomes arrest for Izard County woman

    MELBOURNE — An Oxford woman visiting her husband Sunday at the Izard County Detention Facility instead found herself arrested for an outstanding failure to appear warrant from Baxter County. As a routine matter, all visitors to the facility are checked through the state’s crime information …

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  • Lightning blamed for fire

    A lightning strike is believed to be the source of a fire that caused heavy damage at Airgas, Inc., at 25 Shirrell Lane Sunday. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said the fire call came in around 4:50 p.m., following a brief thundercloud with lightning that …

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  • Storms bring rain, damage

    HARDY — A strong storm dumped two inches of rainfall, blew down trees and power lines, scattering canoeists, tube floaters and kayakers on Spring River about 3 p.m. Sunday, prompting emergency workers and residents along the river to search for about an hour to make …

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  • Hall of Fame admits retired CC fireman

    CAVE CITY — Norman Sensabaugh admits he didn’t know anything about the Arkansas State Firefighters Association Hall of Fame until he found out he had been inducted. Retired in 2003 from the Cave City Fire Department, Sensabaugh, 74, spent 37 years with the department and …

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