• New director hits ground running

    Larry Jones has only been the director of the Independence County Economic Development Commission for about two weeks and already positive things are happening that have him excited. In his first commission meeting Thursday, and then again at a Kiwanis Club luncheon Friday, Jones said …

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  • Spinning tires lead to drug arrest

    When a vehicle left White River Medical Center and turned west onto Harrison Street at a high rate of speed while spinning its tires early Monday morning, it caught the attention of Deputy Ernie Gillihan. The driver continued spinning the tires of his car to …

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  • Camp Pioneer registration under way

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host Camp Pioneer June 11-14 and June 18-21, coach Susan Parker has announced. The camp is free and open to students who will be entering third through seventh grades and will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the …

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  • Divers recover truck, trailer

    Members of the Independence County Dive Team assisted in recovery of a truck and trailer from the Black River on Elgin Ferry Lane Friday afternoon. Arkansas State Police Cpl. Russell Brinsfield said that around 2:30 p.m. Alexander Sheets was launching his boat into the river …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 24, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO John Loyd, an old citizen of this county, died at his home in Washington Township Sunday. The deceased was a good man, held in highest esteem by his neighbors …

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  • Bagpipe, drumming camp set

    The Lyon College Scottish Arts Summer School will be June 10-15 on the Lyon College campus. “Attendees will have a chance to study piping and drumming with some of the world’s best instructors including Willie MacCallum, Maureen Conner, Jimmy Bell and Jon Quigg,” according to …

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  • Print-making workshop planned

    Dustyn Bork The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a print-making workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Dustyn Bork at Fulkerson Studio in the Alphin building on Lyon College campus June 30. Bork, assistant professor of art at Lyon, will demonstrate the technique …

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  • Radio Club hosts car wash

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will have a car wash beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts in Batesville.

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  • Sharp reunion scheduled

    CONCORD — The Sharp reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Concord Community Center. The meal will be potluck. The reunion is open to all friends and family.

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  • Service News

    Shelley Saucier Shelley Amanda Saucier, 18, of Batesville recently entered the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., where she will complete basic training. Saucier will then transfer to Virginia Beach, Va., for advanced individual training before going to a permanent duty station. …

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  • Re-enactment of Civil War skirmish at Calico Rock

    Re-enactors fire a cannon during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War skirmish at Calico Rock on May 26. More than 200 gathered along the banks of Calico Creek in Rand Park to mark the occasion in which the volunteer regiment of re-enactors fired several …

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  • Patrons get ‘The Spirit’ to donate

    Kick back, relax, watch a movie and help save a life. Blood platelet volunteers can enjoy some down time in “The Spirit,” Arkansas’ only mobile platelet bus by the American Red Cross that made a stop at the Batesville Walmart parking lot last week. Blood …

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