• Family: Please return Bosley

    MOUNT PLEASANT — A dog who took care of his owner who suffered a stroke is missing and the owners are hoping the person who has him will bring him home. Jim and Wendi Farris want people to know the 90- pound brindle pit bull …

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  • Thefts, assault reported

    The theft of 4 feet of AT&T phone cable pedestal wiring was the cause of phone outage north of Batesville Jan. 6. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Acy Beebe said he responded to the theft call in the 3700 block of North St. Louis Street around …

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  • Man yelling at wife is taken into custody

    A woman who claimed her husband was verbally mean to her said she tried to gather her clothes and leave and he would not let her. Holly Sanders, 27, of 454 Blueberry Lane in Cord told Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Gary Franks her husband started …

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  • Low-cost spay/neuter offered

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Cherokee Village Animal Control will host a mobile low-cost spay/neuter clinic Feb. 3 through 5 at their facility at 1531 Highway 289 North in Cherokee Village. Veterinarian services are provided by Dr. Joanna McManus of Arkansans for Animals. Advance appointments are necessary. …

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  • Quorum court welcomes new JPs, remembers Wyatt

    It was the first meeting of the new year on Monday for the Independence County Quorum Court who welcomed four new faces. The meeting began with a moment of silence for Sen. David Wyatt who died earlier in the day. Wyatt served as the Independence …

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  • Genealogical, historical groups to have joint meeting

    The joint meeting of the Batesville Genealogical Society and the Independence County Historical Society will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in First Community Bank’s Rider Room, St. Louis and Harrison streets, Batesville. Presenting the program will be Holly Hope, special projects historian, Arkansas Historic Preservation …

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  • Courthouse to close

    The Independence County Courthouse will close at 1 p.m. Wednesday for the funeral of former County Judge David Wyatt.

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  • New Speaker addresses House after election

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The new speaker of the Arkansas House says he and his colleagues have an opportunity to provide “stability and strength” for the state. Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia addressed House members following his election as House Speaker on Monday. He said …

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  • Wheat plantings down 16 percent in 2014

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says wheat plantings in Arkansas are down 16 percent compared to the previous year. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service said Monday that 465,000 acres of wheat planted in the fall of 2013 were harvested …

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  • Hillcrest sets archery tournament

    LYNN — The Hillcrest School District will host the Screamin’ Eagles Shoot-Out archery tournament Jan. 24 at the Lynn campus gym, 180 School St. Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. Check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the event will include team …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 3, 2003.

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  • Town hall meeting to be held on ‘Law, Order and Community’

    LITTLE ROCK — A “Law, Order and Community” film screening and town hall meeting with community leaders and law enforcement personnel will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center in Little Rock. Keith A. Beauchamp, filmmaker and host of Investigation Discovery’s …

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