• Man found on porch with pants down

    A call to police dispatch of a man rolling around on the ground and acting strange led Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown to a residence on Camelot Lane north of Batesville around 7 p.m. Thursday. The caller told dispatchers that a man, later identified as …

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  • Police to crack down on cell phone use

    Supported by a law passed last year, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery Thursday morning ordered his officers to watch for and crack down on motorists using cell phones in construction areas where workers are present. “We’ve got a lot of highway work going on around …

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  • CR hosts Christmas in July

    CALICO ROCK — Christmas in July will be held Saturday at the Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative, located at 101 Main St. (Highway 5 at the White River Bridge) in Calico Rock. Booths will hold the original handmade works of more than 30 local artists and …

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  • HIPPY accepting applications

    Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters, or HIPPY, is currently taking applications for fall enrollment. HIPPY is a free preschool education opportunity in which parents/guardians are provided with free books, lessons, supplies and organized play dates. Preschoolers served include 3-year-olds whose birthdays will be …

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  • Benefit yard sale set

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary’s archery team will have an inside yard sale fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet gym. The team is raising money to offset its expenses to the archery world tournament later this year.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 1, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The traffic over the White River Division has been so great in recent years that it has become absolutely necessary that heavier steel and a better roadbed be constructed …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Students At Walnut Grove School, probably during the 1941-42 school year, standing beside the schoolhouse include (back row, from left) Buddy Lindsey, Ruby Lindsey, “Duck” Hensley, Ruby Adkinson, Ruthie Lindsey; (middle row) Olen Ray West, Billie Jean Walden, William “Bill” Henderson, Arvle King, Lavern West;  …

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  • Cookbooks to benefit ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — As the Rock This House women’s conference nears at the Ash Flat Church of Christ, cookbooks are being sold to raise money for the annual event to be held Aug. 24 and 25. Admission is $10. “Tina Gibson (church member) gave birth …

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  • Filmfest seeks entries

    The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions for the 12th annual festival, set for April 3 through 7, 2013, in Batesville. The festival is non-competitive. Travel and lodging are provided in full or in part for representatives of official selections. Entries are accepted in …

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  • Catfish dinner is Saturday

    DESHA — First Baptist Church in Desha will host a catfish dinner and a gospel bluegrass singing Saturday. Local gospel bluegrass bands and the Tipton Family will perform. The singing will be from 4 to 8 p.m. The dinner will be served at 6. Admission …

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  • Support group to meet

    The Batesville area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will have its monthly meeting from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank annex on College Street. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Historical society to feature ‘Lincoln Cabinet Meeting’ video Historical society to feature ‘Lincoln Cabinet Meeting’ video

    The Emancipation Proclamation is generally thought to be the end of slavery in the United States, but there were far more legal issues involved and this will be the topic at the Independence County Historical Society’s meeting on Sunday. The free showing of “Lincoln Cabinet …

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