• Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 19, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold for Easter holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is currently taking orders for hams and Boston butts for Easter. The cost for ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95 (the same prices as at Thanksgiving and Christmas). Prices include tax. Pickup will be April …

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  • Development council to meet

    The Northcentral Arkansas Developmental Council Inc. board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Orientation for the newly appointed board members, which is open to all board members, will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the NADC office at 550 Oak …

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  • WRAAA board set to meet

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the regional offices, located at 3998 Harrison St. in Batesville.

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  • A glance at days gone by

    THIS FAMILY GATHERING at the Newark home of Allen Hulsey Saylors and Martha Tunstall Saylors, taken at an unknown date, is chock full of relatives of Sandra Cox, who submitted the picture for publication. Allen Hulsey Saylors has a long, white beard and is the  …

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  • Husband charged – Williford man accused of attempted murder, battery

    ASH FLAT — A Williford man accused of beating his wife nearly to death, leaving her blood-soaked in a ditch about five miles from their home on Feb. 27 was charged Thursday with criminal attempt to commit second-degree murder, according to public records in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 28, 1992.

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  • Chamber trap shoot total success

    Cool temperatures and a strong head wind didn’t deter the 20 shooting teams that turned out for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Trap Tournament Feb. 24 at the new Independence County Shooting Sports Complex at Batesville. The five-person teams, some of them shooting for …

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  • Local couple’s daughter co-directed horse rescues

    Hurricanes play a deadly game of H-O-R-S-E. And, quite unlike the harmless schoolyard basketball game of the same name, so do tornadoes. “In Katrina — well — they believe that hundreds of horses died in Louisiana, Mississippi and the Alabama Gulf Coast — maybe even …

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  • Banking on retirement: Teague ends 42-year career

    Connie Teague remembers walking into Citizens Bank 42 years ago and learning how to post ledgers. She was 17 years old and fresh out of high school. Besides waitressing, it was her first time in the business world. She began her career like any other …

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  • Warrants issued for theft, forgery

    Arrest warrants have been filed in Independence County for two people accused of separate cases of second-degree forgery and theft by receiving/fraudulent use of a debit card. In the latter case, a warrant was issued for Robert J. Jobes, 30, of Mountain View after he …

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  • Man arrested for cooking meth

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts and Detective Sgt. Dale Weaver followed their noses to a residence at 214 W. Mary St. in Williford and made a drug-related arrest Thursday. But first, a tip came in to the county’s 911 Dispatch Center. Counts …

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