• Una Churchill, 100, helps researchers, recalls going to school at Hazel Grove

    (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series about recent reseach into the Old Military Road/Southwest Trail in two of the Independence County communities, Walnut Grove and Hazel Grove, through which the trail passed.)   CHARLOTTE — Una Churchill, 100, of Charlotte …

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  • 62 charges filed in spree

    MELBOURNE — A man and two teenagers from West Plains, Mo., have been charged with 62 counts relating to a crime spree that began in late 2011 and continued this year and included three Arkansas counties and possibly four counties in Missouri, Izard County Sheriff …

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  • Youth sports director sets big goals

    Could Batesville be getting a youth basketball league, flag football or even a junior triathlon program? Nothing is set in stone yet, but Kel Lange can see the possibilities. Lange has been hired as the city’s director of youth sports, which currently includes soccer and …

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  • Man injured while cleaning gun

    Police say a White Drive man was alone Monday night when he shot himself in the chest with a .22 rifle while talking on the phone. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to the residence of Christopher Michael Bolin, 38, around 8:45 …

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  • UACCB students hold benefit yard sale

    A rummage sale to benefit students who will be traveling to Italy will be held from 6 a.m. to noon Saturday at the vacant lot between McDonald’s and Taco Bell. Proceeds will go toward the University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville students’ travel. Eight …

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  • CHILDREN conducts disaster preparedness training

    CHILDREN of Northcentral Arkansas, a program of White River Planning and Development District, recently conducted disaster preparedness training for 30 child care providers, according to a news release. The trainings included: developing an evacuation plan, what to do in various disaster scenarios, sheltering in place, …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass tournament

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner won Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Bull Shoals Lake, reported tournament director Ron Watkins. Walker and Turner weighed in five bass that totaled 11.45 pounds. Due to the number of boats (five) in the event, …

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  • Horse show winners announced

    MELBOURNE — The horse show portion of the North Central Arkansas District Spring Livestock Show was held April 5 at the Izard County fairgrounds in Melbourne. The results of the show are as follows, said fair board member Nancy Orr. Miniature horses — Lesley Jennings, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    THE HOPEWELL CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, located near the back of the current Hopewell Cemetery at Cord, was originally a hand-hewn log structure built in 1835 and the congregation was officially brought into the White River Presbytery in 1858. The log structure was dismantled and replaced …

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  • Museum awarded Website of the Year

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum was awarded the 2011 Website of the Year distinction at the 46th Arkansas Museums Association annual meeting. The conference was held March 28 through 30 at the Arkansas Studies Institute in Little Rock. “This is a fantastic and …

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  • Garrett appointed to CHILDREN council

    Gina Garrett Gina Garrett was recently appointed to the Advisory Council for CHILDREN of Northcentral Arkansas for a three-year term. CHILDREN, which stands for Childcare Hub for Information, Learning, Development, Resource, Education and Networking, is a regional child care resource and referral service that helps …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 2, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO There is no telling what a Ford will do at any time, but a crowd of young men who went out on a hunting party Friday night in Earl …

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