• Cemetery panel seeks preservation help

    Batesville’s Oaklawn Cemetery Committee could use some help in documenting history, combating vandalism and repairing broken tombstones — but it must all be done through proper channels. Oh, and donations of money and volunteer time and effort would also be appreciated, said committee members George …

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  • Council approves Peco tax-back resolution

    The Batesville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a tax-back resolution for Peco Foods (formerly Townsends) for new construction and expansion of local facilities that will add 300 new jobs. The resolution’s approval, required by law to be implemented, allows any sales tax …

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  • History becomes man’s passion

    Ken Woodworth became interested in the history of the Civil War, which his great-great grandfather Albert Henry Woodworth fought as part of the Union, about 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until he got the Internet that it opened up a whole new world for …

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  • Burglaries reported

    A collegiate ministry building at 161 W. Main St. Batesville incurred about $1,000 in damages when someone broke into it sometime Thursday night to steal a $700 Peavey amplifier, according to Ann Ring with the ministry. According to Deputy Brian Luetschwager, officers had responded to …

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  • Jewelry, guns, electronics stolen

    After having been away from his home for about two weeks, Jacob Hess of Spring Valley reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office that when he and his wife went to check on the residence Monday afternoon they found it had been burglarized. Deputy Nate …

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  • Open house set for junior high

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold an open house celebration for its new junior high building from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at 1500 N. Hill St. at Newark. Guests will be able to tour the new classrooms including the computer and …

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  • Personnel to be discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library to discuss certified and classified personnel, according to an agenda for the regular meeting. The directors will also consider 2012-13 student handbooks, a 2013-14 proposed budget …

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  • Streets, festival to be discussed

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall for its monthly business session, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Street work and the annual Trolley Car Days festival will be discussed and current bills will be reviewed.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 1, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Tick eradication authorities have released from quarantine portions of Sharp County and Independence County north of the river. Sixteen counties in northeast Arkansas districts have been released and five …

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  • Cousins & Friends reunion plans set

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The 26th annual Cousins & Friends Reunion, started in the 1980s by the late Coach Orwell Moore, owner and coach of the All American Red Heads basketball team, will begin at 10 a.m. July 7 in the First Baptist Church of Cherokee …

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  • Folk center hosts Irish arts

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will host traditional Irish music and dance Friday and Saturday with St. Louis Irish Arts, a group consisting of youth performers and dancers. The group will perform during the evening shows Friday and …

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  • Two arrested in stolen check case

    Nathan Montoya Two people have been charged with felony second-degree forgery after allegedly using a stolen check at a local business, according to a court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Investigator Michael Thatch. Accused of using a stolen/forged check at a local grocery store are 27-year-old …

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