• Rutherford sees bright future for Ozark Gateway tourism

    Skip Rutherford HARDY — Skip Rutherford, Batesville native and dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, told regional tourism leaders here Saturday evening that north-central Arkansas is primed to become a major travel destination within the near future. “This area has …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The football material of Arkansas College is gradually assuming the form and shape of a team. Under the spur of the approaching game with Jonesboro Agricultural School here next …

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  • Scottish fest draws 7,500

    The sound of bagpipes were everywhere on the Lyon College campus over the weekend, and thousands thronged to the campus to hear and taste the college’s and their own Scottish heritage — the tasting being in the form of scones and strawberries, Shepherd’s meat pies, …

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  • Unity Fest set for May 26

    CHARLOTTE — The oval Ford emblem sewn onto a tire cover on the back of the Model T is barely hanging on by a thread. “Just like I was,” Trey Wofford remarked. Wofford, now an instructor at John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte, was referring to …

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  • Southside seeks community park – Woods donate property

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside could have a new park in the near future. Stanley and Scott Wood are donating a piece of their property in Southside for the park and will leave it up to the residents to construct and maintain it. Byron Southerland is heading …

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  • Armyworms strike in county

    True armyworms have become a problem in Independence County pastures and hay fields during the last week or so, reported Nathan Reinhart, Extension agent for Agriculture and 4-H. “Control is usually needed when three or more worms per square foot are found,” Reinhart said. “It’s …

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  • Police discover bodies of man, several dogs

    A phone call to authorities led police to the bodies of several dogs and their owner in a locked house on Miller Creek Road Monday morning. The body of Robert Reaves (also known as Roberta Elaine Reaves), 68, along with the bodies of four dogs …

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  • Imboden man found asleep in house that he broke into

    Bryan Morgan WALNUT RIDGE — Breaking into a residence on Hendrix Street in Imboden and living in it was not a good idea by the man arrested there Monday. Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson said the man, 22-year-old Bryan Morgan, faces multiple charges including residential …

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  • Sharp mobile rabies clinic set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County springtime Mobile Rabies Vaccination Clinic will take place Saturday with several locations throughout the county, said Extension Agent Joe Moore. The cost for rabies vaccine is $10 per pet, and parvo and distemper vaccine will be available upon request …

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  • CASA has new coordinators

    Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for children of the Independence District has hired two new coordinators for Fulton, Izard, Independence and Stone counties. With offices at Highway 62 Salem, AR and 345 ½ E. Main St., Batesville, Wallisa Brown is a full-time advocate coordinator for …

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  • UACCB mascot to be discussed

    Members of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Government Association will be hoping the UACCB Board of Visitors approve a college mascot when the board meets 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall. Linh Tran, SGA president will be giving a report at …

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  • Health clinic to be considered

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items are scheduled to include discussion and review of health clinic proposals, personnel reports, contract renewals and recognitions of the Striders Running Club and weightlifting team. Meetings …

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