• Sharp County Fair books available

    ASH FLAT — Booth rentals are now due for space at the Sharp County Fair, which will be July 23-28, fair board secretary Nancy Orr announced last week. Fair books were also to be available beginning today at Ozark Title Co. in Ash Flat and …

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  • Weather conditions heat up

    The death of a 39-year-old man from heat stroke Monday in Fayetteville points out the dangers of working outside in extremely hot weather such as the state has experienced this week. The victim’s name has not yet been released. Independence County Extension Agent Stan Carter …

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  • Duck Blind, others named in lawsuit

    A lawsuit filed in Independence County targets a local drinking establishment and a dead man’s estate after three people were injured in an April 2011 accident. Attorneys Phillip and Robert Wells with McDaniel & Wells in Jonesboro represent Jennifer Patrick, individually and as the parent …

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  • Three arrested in traffic stops

    Traffic violations in the presence of police officers led to three men going to jail Wednesday. Walter G. Renfrow, 31, of Community Drive, Batesville, was arrested on charges of fleeing, driving on a suspended license, fictitious tags and no proof of liability insurance following a …

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  • Friends, officials remember JP Ray Martin

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Justice of the Peace Ray Martin was remembered by area officials and friends Thursday as a man who tried to have a positive impact in the lives of the county’s citizens. Beginning about 1960, Martin served 18 years as sheriff …

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  • Cooling shelter opens

    A cooling shelter has been opened at the Batesville Senior Center at 1590 E. College St., according to a news release. The shelter is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will open weekends and holidays upon request by calling (870) …

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  • Ticket issued in illegal burning

    Burning trash while the county is under a burn ban may prove to be expensive for a Sulphur Rock man. In his report filed Thursday afternoon, Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he was dispatched to the Christy Wood residence on Country Lane around 2:15  …

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  • Concord Fun Day set for Saturday

    CONCORD — Concord Fun Day, the Cleburne County town’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will take place Saturday, since it is always on the Saturday before the holiday, according to a press release from city officials. A  parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lineup …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 19, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Two of Newark’s popular young people sprung a surprise on their many friends Wednesday afternoon. While in Little Rock, they visited the governor’s office and were married by Gov. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Construction on the the old steel bridge across the White River at Batesville was started in 1927 and it was dedicated on July 4, 1928. When completed, it was the only state highway bridge on the White River between Branson, Mo., and Devalls Bluff. A …

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  • Gray family reunion announced

    The Annual Gray Family Reunion will be Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 17th and Porter streets in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show and tell and food to …

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  • Holiday dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Fourth of July family potluck and dance will be held Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, Highway 367 North, Newport. Entertainment will be by Jeannie and the Guys, featuring Doug Greeno, Judy Garcia and Rockin’ Luke Stroud. Admission is $5. Doors …

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