• Sharp 4-H awards scholars

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County 4-H Foundation recently presented three Sharp County youth with the Talena Armstead Memorial Scholarship. Awarded were Tiffany Redwine Phillips, Kaily Greene and Alexandra “Alex” Whitten. Armstead was a 4-H member in Sharp County who was killed in a car …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville High

    Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Ryan Sanders, Elizabeth Clark, Emily Pham, Rebecca Sturdivant, Samantha Westcott, Hannah Fielder, Mary …

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  • Dean, Slaughter, Watson to headline

    The 92nd annual Independence County Fair will be held July 16-21 and like last year opening night is on a Monday with free admission. Family Fun Night, hosted by the Independence County Junior Fair Board, will begin at 6 p.m. July 16 and feature games, …

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  • Neighbors notified – Sex offender moves into Mt. Pleasant area

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence recently announced that a level 3 sex offender has been released from prison and is residing at 412 County Line Road, Mount Pleasant. Roy L. Stroud was convicted in July 2009 in Izard County Circuit Court for two …

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  • 19 minutes later… Jury: Guilty

    NEWPORT — A man accused of beating his stepfather to death with a baseball bat in Tuckerman in October 2011 was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday and was sentenced to 40 years in prison, said Third Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Henry Boyce of Newport. …

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  • Trustee acquitted of DWI

    ASH FLAT — Special Judge Van Gearhart of Mountain Home recently found Lyon College trustee and Methodist minister Brien Nix Hall not guilty of driving while intoxicated and careless and prohibited driving. Hall, 42, of Ash Flat, pastor of the Hardy United Methodist Church, was …

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  • Woman wants $1M lotto lawsuit dismissed

    SEARCY (AP) — An Arkansas woman who claimed the $1 million jackpot from a lottery ticket she plucked out of the trash wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit about the prize money. Sharon Jones’ attorneys filed paperwork Wednesday arguing that the state’s lottery commission …

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  • Linda Tanner appointed to Sharp County Library Board

    ASH FLAT — Linda Tanner of the Ash Flat area was appointed to the Sharp County Library Board during Monday’s quorum court meeting, reported County Judge Larry Brown. Tanner replaces Jan Lusk on the board. Action on a proposed ordinance concerning the district court was …

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  • Found wallet, lost owner

    The search for the owner of a wallet found at a local eatery has run into a dead end, according to police. Deputy Patrick Collins said Carl Walls of Batesville turned in a ladies wallet containing money and identification cards for Linda Kay Thornton found …

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  • Quarterly meetings planned

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, solid waste management board, elected officials committee and loan fund committee will meet June 26 at the Skillet Restaurant in Ozark Folk Center at 1032 Park Ave., Mountain View. Waste management …

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  • Three siblings three years apart have same birthday

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE—Avis Hoyt, Marla Smith and Aaron Plapp share more than just parents—they share the same due date and the same birthday. The three siblings, three years apart, were all born on June 4 to parents Edgar and Rosalie Plapp. “I was amazed,” Rosalie said. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 5, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Officers of the Batesville Board of Trade have received a letter from Maj. E.J. Bent of the U.S. Army acknowledging receipt of data furnished in regard to the tonnage, …

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