• Devlin to hold cooking seminar

    A free vegetarian cooking seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, located at 30 Gap Road in Batesville. The seminar will be conducted by Robert F. Devlin, who holds a doctorate in medical immunology from Oklahoma University …

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  • Ark. workers to help wire rural Guatemala villages

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group of 14 linemen from eight electric cooperatives across Arkansas will leave this week for Guatemala, where they will help bring electricity to remote villages in the Central American country. The linemen, accompanied by a safety manager, are to leave …

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  • Man raises buffalo to train horses

    MARMADUKE (AP) — While driving along Greene 835 Road one can spot on a single property eight buffalo, four horses, a dog named Beth, a large shop, and a training arena, all of which belongs to Frankie Blankenship, 65, of Marmaduke. Blankenship, who resides only …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 14, 1994.

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  • Every 15 minutes

    SOUTHSIDE — It’s where no parent wants to go, in their mind and certainly not standing before a crowd, caskets and flowers and photos of “happier times,” telling others what they loved and will miss about their child. But on Thursday, mothers, fathers and students …

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  • New Goodwill store open for business

    There were cheers and lots of customers at the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the new Goodwill Industries of Arkansas store on Thursday where customers have been trying to get in the door since Monday, according to Rebecca Brockman, public relations and engagement manager. …

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  • Woman stabbed

    Charges are pending in a stabbing incident that has resulted in a woman being hospitalized. According to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery, 33-year-old Gavin Lovrien is being held in connection with the incident. Jeffery said officers were called to a domestic disturbance in the Meadow …

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  • Authorities looking for missing woman

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a Jackson County woman missing since Feb. 18, according to Sheriff David Lucas. Tasha Marie Garner, a white female, is described as having black hair, blue eyes, measuring 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 225 pounds. …

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  • Rumor causes problem

    What started as a misidentification call to authorities about a possible sex offender ended in a tussle with one man going to jail. Independence County Sgt. Shawn Stephens said he was called to 200 Double Road Lot No. 7 to speak with Joshua Williams who …

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  • Charges pending in theft investigation

    MELBOURNE — The investigation of household item thefts in Horseshoe Bend has resulted in the recovery of several items including a large-screen TV and refrigerator, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said theft-related charges are expected to be filed in the coming days. Lt. Charles …

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  • ‘Silent’ absconder arrested

    A 25-year-old Batesville man isn’t talking to authorities, but they have found enough evidence to charge him. Breaking or entering and theft of property charges were filed against Travis R. Strickland Wednesday and a bond was set at $15,000. He is being charged in connection …

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  • Ark. AG rejects wording of marijuana ballot item

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas attorney general’s office has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana in the state. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Friday said the measure by Arkansans for Medical Cannabis contains ambiguities in its text. …

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