• Huskey reunion set

    SAFFELL — The annual Huskey reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Harmony Church fellowship room at Saffell. Potluck will be served at noon. For more information call organizer Dorothy Huskey at (870) 528-3960.

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  • Brockwell to host singing

    BROCKWELL — The Brockwell Gospel Music School will host a music program at 7 p.m. Friday with 114 students from 10 different faiths and backgrounds, five different states and 10 different counties in Arkansas. For more information call (870) 368-5012.

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2012.

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  • Bad Boys Kids Triathlon to be held July 14

    The Bad Boys kids triathlon will be July 14 at Lyon College. Children will swim, bike and run to benefit the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. The triathlon is open to children ages 5 to 16 and will cost $20 per person. Ages 5 to 6 …

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  • Daylight Donuts open for business – Cigarette believed to have caused blaze

    An improperly disposed cigarette butt is suspected of a small blaze that caused light damage to Daylight Donuts at St. Louis Street and College Avenue just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Reported by a motorist, the fire is said to have started near the back door …

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  • Local man recalls arriving in Batesville in covered wagon

    Jim Mitchum was only 4 years old when he arrived in Batesville in a covered wagon with his parents and 11 brothers and sisters in the year 1916. “Everything we had was in that wagon,” Mitchum, 99, said. The trip from Crane, Mo., was 240 …

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  • Fair registration goes online; How-to classes planned

    The tradition of registering items at competition at the Independence County Fair is years old but this marks the first year it won’t require waiting in line to do so. Now exhibitors have the option of registering livestock, canned goods, crafts, etc. online by visiting …

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  • Committee approves re-allocating funds

    What to do with an unused, but appropriated $50,000 was the question when members of the Independence County recreation committee met Monday. The funds had previously been set aside by the county to purchase the Jerry Hayes property on East Main Street in Batesville with …

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  • Tenant suspected in theft, vandalism

    An evicted renter has been listed as the suspect who trashed the building and stole an older model cash register from the former Skinner’s Jewelry store on Main Street. Deputy Anthony Rogers said he took the report Tuesday evening from Zeke Wilson, acting on the …

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  • Newport man wanted in Batesville burglary

    Bond has been set at $35,000 for a Newport man wanted for residential burglary and theft of property in Independence County. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Shane Meyer said in a court affidavit that Bobby Lee Sanders Jr. stole a Honeywell 5500-watt generator, Dewalt power drill …

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  • Stolen vehicle found burned

    A truck that caught on fire near Batesville June 14 has been found to be the stolen property of an Izard County man. The truck was found burning about 60 feet off the roadway in the 1700 block of Antioch Road, according to Independence County …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 8, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO The first annual poultry show of the Independence County Poultry Association came to a close last night after a most successful two-day exhibition. Something over 300 of the aristocrats …

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