• Naked man tries to burn house down

    A naked man who was trying to burn the house down told officers things about little men and the devil before they could get him dressed and taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s officers were called to 115 Dennison Heights Sunday after the homeowner said …

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  • Woman gives fake name during traffic stop

    A woman who was a passenger in a car during a traffic stop was taken to jail after she gave a fake name and ran from authorities, according to a report filed with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Bobby Woods said he stopped the …

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  • 2 killed in separate wrecks

    A Sharp County woman and an Izard County man were killed in separate accidents Thursday and Friday, according to Arkansas State Police. A five-vehicle accident less than a mile north of Black Rock shortly after 9 a.m. Thursday claimed the life of 24-year-old Natosha Brink …

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  • Election results to be posted at Guardonline.com

    As always, the Batesville Daily Guard will provide the latest election results for Independence County tonight on the website Guardonline.com. Polls close at 7:30 and after that the poll workers will close up the voting machines and bring them to the courthouse so the election …

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  • Bank to honor veterans

    Mountain View — Ozark Heritage Bank will host its annual event honoring local military veterans Friday beginning at 10:45 a.m. The keynote speaker is Col. “Cissy” Rucker, director of the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition to the barbecue lunch at 11 a.m., the …

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  • Midland hires 2, discusses field

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board accepted two resignations and hired two others when it met for its monthly meeting in October. Following a brief executive session, the board accepted resignations from school nurse Sandra Babb and elementary aide Latonya Newby and agreed to …

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  • SHS ‘Madrigal Feaste’ tickets available

    SOUTHSIDE — Tickets are now on sale for Southside High School choir’s 20th annual production of “Ye Olde Christmasse Madrigal Feaste” to be held Dec. 12 and 13, according to a news release. “Special arrangements are being made to ensure that this year’s feast will …

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  • BBBS partners to provide free braces

    The Smile for a Lifetime Foundation, an international nonprofit organization that provides free braces to under-served children with financial challenges and special orthodontic needs, has announced that it has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to find qualified applicants for its local orthodontic …

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  • Grave locator book available

    Pleasant Valley Cemetery Association has updated its cemetery grave locator book, according to Kathy Neal, who compiled the book. All individuals buried in the cemetery prior to May 2014 are included. “We don’t list the individuals alphabetically,” Neal said. “The locator is by sections and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 26, 1995.

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  • CC students win at Spring Creek Art Festival

    CAVE CITY — Several Cave City high school students were recently awarded at the Spring Creek Art Festival at Springdale for a SkillsUSA public service announcement they created earlier this year. Their PSA received second place for production and was directed by Cade Weaver and …

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  • LPN students donate to food bank

    ASH FLAT — Ozarka College licensed practical nursing students recently raised $188.70 at a recent bake sale and health fair and donated the funds to the Christian Community Food Bank to supply goods for the organization’s backpack program, according to a news release. The backpack …

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