• Theft incident missed by stolen camera

    Hoping to see who had broken into his pickup Tuesday night, Bobby Liles of Moorefield turned to his hidden game camera, but it was gone. Liles told Independence county Deputy Gary Franks that he parked his truck on the east side of his house Tuesday …

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  • Children remembered at Compassionate Friends picnic

    The balloons in yellow, pink, blue, red and green may have brought some color to Riverside Park on Tuesday night, but for those holding the red strings clustered together on the riverbank, they were reminders of children who have died too soon. Elizabeth Broughton held …

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  • HSIC, Petsense host event for National Pet Adoption Weekend

    The Humane Society of Independence County will showcase many of its adoptable pets at the sixth annual National Pet Adoption Weekend, to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Petsense, located in the Eagle Mountain Shopping Center at Batesville. Every …

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  • Car show set for Saturday in conjunction with Water Carival

    River City Cruisers Car Club Annual Car Show will be Saturday in conjunction with the White River Water Carnival at Riverside Park. Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon. Judging is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Awards will be given at 3 p.m. Included …

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  • Local conservation district turns 75

    On July 27, the Independence County Conservation District celebrated 75 years of service to the landowners of Independence County, according to a district press release. Early Arkansas agriculture (1900s) constantly called for placing new ground into use, land that had never before seen a plow …

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  • Ozarka trustees to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees will conduct its regular quarterly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in board room of the John E. Miller complex on the Ozarka College-Melbourne campus. A president’s report and financial report will be given along with discussion …

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  • Architects to give report

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office. Agenda items include a report from Jackson Brown Palculict Architects concerning improvements to Sulphur Rock Magnet gym, consideration of the purchase of two mini vans, lease purchase of two buses …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 5, 1995.

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  • Tutor training workshop set for Ozark Foothills Literacy Project

    Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a tutor training workshop from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday in the Literacy Project office, located at 608 Water St. in Batesville. To register for the workshop or for more information call (870) 793-5912 or email jennifer@oflp.org. The project, …

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  • Vendors sought for festival

    EVENING SHADE — Free booth spaces are being offered to vendors for the Evening Shade Fall Festival, to be held Sept. 27. For more information or to reserve a booth space, call Kimberly Graddy, event coordinator, at (870) 384-0011.

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  • Revivals announced

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will hold revival services with Eric Fuller of Fort Worth, Texas Sept. 21-24. The Sunday services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. with the remaining services held at 6:30 p.m. each night. Ruddell Hill …

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  • Webb Wilder to perform at Fox Creek BBQ

    Webb Wilder will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Fox Creek BBQ in Batesville. The Nashville musician and actor, whose career has spanned more than 20 years, has recorded nine albums with his latest to be released this year and has appeared in …

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