• Angel Tree application deadline is Friday

    Friday is the deadline for turning in applications for children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts from the United Way Angel Tree Program, according to a news release. All information on the application is strictly confidential for those receiving services. The criteria for …

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  • Forgery arrests made

    MELBOURNE — A Norfolk woman was arrested Monday on several charges relating to her purchasing two new chain saws from two Melbourne businesses and making payment with checks forged on someone else’s account, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Tammy Martinez, …

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  • E-Shade road to be closed

    EVENING SHADE — Beginning Monday, Silver Springs Road at Whaley Creek Crossing near Evening Shade will be closed for bridge repair until further notice, according to the Sharp County Road Department.

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  • CC fall festival raises $13K

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s annual fall festival held earlier this month raised more than $13,000, Superintendent Steven Green said. Those proceeds will be used by kindergarten through fourth-grade staff to purchase books, materials, supplies, and activities. Meanwhile, a lack of parking …

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  • 1st freeze of season likely

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Trick-or-treating may get a little chilly in much of Arkansas this week as the coldest temperatures of the season settle in over the state. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for Benton, Carroll, Madison and Washington counties in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 31 – Sunday, November 2, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 23, 1995.

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  • Youth singers to perform at Blanchard Springs

    The Highlander Youth Singers of Weston Music Studio directed by Dr. Michael Oriatti will sing to a sold-out audience Saturday at Blanchard Springs Caverns. The 26 members of the group range in age from first through eighth grades. Oriatti, co-founder of the singers, is a …

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  • Canning workshop planned

    POWHATAN — A fall canning workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan. “If you would like to enjoy fresh ingredients from your garden all year round, join us to discover the nearly-forgotten arts of …

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  • Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in a special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff writer …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists held the October meeting at the Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Community Room. The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, …

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  • Injured man to be arrested

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say they will arrest a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to scare off coyotes. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers said the 44-year-old suspect is a convicted felon who can’t legally possess a firearm. …

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