• Summer Celebration fundraiser set for Friday

    Batesville Area Arts Council will host its annual Summer Celebration fund-raising event June 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 424 E. Main St. in Batesville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and drinks will be served. Music will be performed by Danny Dozier, …

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  • Officer deals with dog, mad woman

    A welfare check ended with an arrest after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Keener was called and told of a possible suicide. Keener said Francis Ortiz said she was speaking with 53-year-old Brenda Baxter of Sulphur Rock who said she was going to kill herself …

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  • Police report: Drunk yells obscenities at cars

    When Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Rogers drove down Neeley Street in the early morning hours Sunday, a man was yelling an obscenity at the top of his lungs. Rogers said the man was standing on the sidewalk halfway between the road and the residence …

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  • Traffic stop yields meth

    MELBOURNE — A traffic stop the night of June 1 resulted in several charges, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The driver was identified as Clinton William Young and the passenger as Matthew Sutterfield. Young, whose license was suspended, had a …

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  • Health unit sends out wrong information

    Due to the changes in immunization requirements for students in all Arkansas schools, Independence County Health Unit recently sent out a list of days that it will be holding walk-in immunization clinics, but some of that information was incorrect, said Sonia Nix, Independence County Health …

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  • Batesville resident serves as French consul of Ark.

    Stepping up to the podium as guest speaker of Monday’s Batesville Rotary Club meeting, French native Beatrice Moore apologized for not having an Arkansas accent. Garnering laughter from the audience, Moore, the honorary consul of France for Arkansas, shared background and stories about the position …

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  • Evening Shade road closed

    EVENING SHADE — Sharp County road foreman Gene Moore has announced that Antioch Road west of Evening Shade at Bird Creek Road low-water crossing will be closed until further notice for bridge work.

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  • Dance recital announced

    Ms. Danielle’s Peace, Love and Dance Incorporated studio in Batesville will host a dance recital at 6:30 p.m. June 20 at the John 3:16 Ministries’ new multi-purpose building. Danielle Jenkerson said there are still opportunities for kids to be in the show, as camp for …

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  • S-Rock council to hear reports

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will have its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen will hear monthly reports and review bills.

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  • Clothing giveaway scheduled

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • ‘Surf the Bay’ sport festival announced at Fairfield Bay

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The water sport festival “Surf the Bay” will be held Friday and Saturday at the marina in Fairfield Bay. A new event this year is paragliding. Wakesurfing and flyboarding will also be available. There will be professional demonstrations, free paddleboards, kayaks, lake …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 3, 1995.

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