• Coach: Posters not authorized by school

    Ford Marketing Group is trying to sell poster ads for Batesville High School, but according to Coach Dave King, the group is from out of town and is not authorized to sell posters for the Pioneer football, basketball, baseball and softball teams. “This happens every …

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  • Facebook workshop set

    Facebook will be changing over the profile to a Timeline and it won’t be the same familiar page users are used to seeing, according to Herb Lawrence, center director at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. To help businesses make the transition, a Facebook …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Horse Club The Independence County 4-H Horse Club met at the Foothills Cowboy Church on Sunday March 11, 2010 at 2:00. The meeting was called to order by Lesley Jennings, president. The secretary Shyanne Price read the minutes and called roll. Old …

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  • Firefighters say tax would go to new equipment

    Even fire trucks break down from time to time, and sometimes it happens at the worst possible time — on the way to a fire. In Independence County, there is no shortage of old, outdated equipment, but the county’s fire departments have banded together and …

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  • Tourism banquet planned

    The 2012 Ozark Gateway Leo Rainey Tourism Appreciation Banquet will be at 5 p.m. April 14 at Creekside Loft, 111 Woodland Hills Road, Hardy, according to a news release. This year’s event is going to feature speaker Skip Rutherford from the Clinton Library in Little …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 5, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Wednesday afternoon Will Rogers, a young man from the Sharp neighborhood, was thrown from a horse when the animal became frightened. Mr. Rogers sustained a broken arm. Batesville physicians …

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  • West Magnet Stream Team works on Poke Bayou

    West Magnet fourth graders, under the guidance of Region II (Delta) Stream Team Coordinator Stephen O’Neal conducted a litter cleanup along Poke Bayou recently, according to a news release from fourth-grade teachers Vaughanda Bowie, Judy Cooke and Terri Terrell. “Arkansas Stream Teams are citizens who care enough about …

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  • Mullens, Moody win bass tourney

    CAVE CITY — Fred Mullens and Steve Moody won Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Greers Ferry Lake with a stringer of five bass weighing 8.95 pounds, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Keith Lawrence and Robert Thorne placed second with four bass totaling 7.60 …

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  • Beef, forage meeting set

    Cattle producers should mark their calendars for March 26 to attend a meeting on Trichomoniasis, pinkeye and establishing forage lost to last year’s drought. Registration is from 5:30-6 p.m. at the Turkey Mountain Golf Course restaurant in Horseshoe Bend. We will have a sponsored meal …

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  • Planning group OKs homeless shelter

    Two people were thrown out of the meeting, and an alderman called for resignation of the entire planning commission at Thursday night’s public hearing. The public hearing was to address what, if any, negative impact a proposed homeless shelter by Hellfighters Christian Ministries would have …

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  • First-grade salute: Students pay tribute to teacher’s dad

    Quietly, they stood shoulder to shoulder, many not more than 3 1/2 feet tall, holding their American flags as the flag-draped casket was moved from the hearse to the burial plot shortly before noon. Getting out of a vehicle with family Tuesday, Newark Elementary teacher …

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  • Hon’s Sav-On Drug reopens

    Nine months after a fire destroyed its building, Hon’s Save-On Drugs is back in its Harrison Street location. “We’re up and running and it’s good to be back,” said owner Charles Hon, who runs the business with wife Brucene at the corner of Harrison and …

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