• Imagination Library offers free books to Independence Co. kids

    All Independence County children up to age 5 are eligible for free books — all they have to do is sign up. Debbie Webb, a volunteer with the United Way of Independence County, spoke to the Batesville Rotary Club Monday about the local participation in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 19, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. S.M. Lewis of Barren Fork died Dec. 19. He was born in Georgia in 1832 and moved to Arkansas in 1867, settling near Maxville in Sharp County. He …

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  • Concert to feature Mike Snider

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Mike Snider will be featured in a Celebrity Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Snider is a national banjo champion who broke into the country music scene in the 1980s. He made hundreds …

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  • Quartet to perform

    EVENING SHADE — First Baptist Church of Evening Shade will host The Melody Boys Quartet at 6 p.m. Saturday. “TMBQ’s heritage goes all the way back to the 1930s with generation after generation of fans that love to hear quartet music with a touch of …

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  • Family reunion scheduled

    SULPHUR ROCK — The annual Sherrill, Godair and Bice family reunion will be Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Center. A potluck will begin at noon, and homemade ice cream will be served. After lunch a miscellaneous auction will be held with proceeds going to the …

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  • Cemetery cleaning is Saturday

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The annual cemetery cleaning for Powell’s Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie will be Saturday. A potluck will be served. Those attending are asked to bring their own tools.

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  • Yard sale fundraiser planned

    The Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary archery team will hold an inside yard sale at the gym beginning at 7 a.m. Friday and from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Proceeds will be used to help the team offset its expenses to travel to the archery world …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet with dessert and drink is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those 11 and under. For take-out orders …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 3 – Sunday, August 5, 2012.

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  • Veterans office to be closed

    The Independence County Veterans Office in the Independence County courthouse will be closed next week according to Andrea Taylor, local veterans director. The office will resume normal business hours Aug. 13. For more information call (870)793-8812.

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  • 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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