• Road closed for repair

    CAVE CITY — Flat Rock Road, approximately 1,000 feet from the intersection of Peter Martin Hill Road, at Cave City will be closed until further notice for bridge repair, Sharp County road superintendent Dan Melbourne said.

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  • Sweet makers sought

    Old Independence Regional Museum will hold a Valentine’s Day contest fundraiser to raise money for operations. “Love Bites” will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at the museum. Contestants must bring 150 bite-sized pieces of their dessert to the museum. First place will win …

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  • Singing to be held Saturday

    CAVE CITY — The Spring River Association Singing will meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Maxville Missionary Baptist Church, located at 707 Highway 167 near Cave City. There will be special music as well as congregational singing. All churches of the Spring River Missionary Baptist …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 13, 2003.

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  • Karaoke, DJ on tap at American Legion

    The Batesville American Legion Post No. 114 has karaoke and a disc jockey from 8 p.m. to midnight every Friday. For more information call (870) 307-5289, (870) 613-3126 or the legion at (870) 793-9720.

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  • Club News

    Independence County Horse 4-H A meeting of the Independence County Horse 4-H Club and Cedar Ridge Livestock Club was held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Foothills Cowboy Church. Present were 14 members, two adult leaders, Rachel Collins and Rhea Jennings, as well as five …

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  • Online training offered to small business owners

    LITTLE ROCK — Current and prospective small business owners can beef up their business knowledge and skills through free online training offered by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center. The center is hosting 16 live webinars, or online seminars, through April on topics …

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  • History Commission announces new web address

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas History Commission has announced a new web address for the agency’s online digital archives. The address, ahc.digital-ar.org, will direct patrons to a variety of digitized collections of archival material. The online digital archives was relaunched in 2014 through the Online …

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  • Two-time ‘Queen Bee’ returns for win

    Two Erins, one champ. C-O-R-R-E-C-T-I-O-N: two-time champ. Batesville Junior High eighth-grader Erin Rider was named winner of the 2015 Independence County Spelling Bee Tuesday night at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, taking home the trophy a second consecutive year with the words “cafeteria” …

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  • Student sacrifices college savings to save beloved pet

    The brown hair, the brown eyes. When Billy Kittrell met Murphy it was love at first sight. “I fell in love with that little guy. I told my sister I had to have him.” So, when the 5-year-old miniature dachshund needed his human’s help, best …

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  • Former Sulphur Rock woman found dead

    ELSBERRY, Missouri — A former Sulphur Rock woman was found dead earlier this week at her home in Missouri, according to published reports. Harmony M. Culbreath, 38, was found dead with a gunshot wound around 10:30 Tuesday night, according to police in Elsberry, Missouri, about …

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  • Sex offender located

    Henry C. Grandstaff is behind bars in the Independence County jail following his arrest in Cave City. Grandstaff, 44, a registered level 3 sex offender, was wanted for failure to maintain his address registration with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. A warrants department spokesperson with …

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