• Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man with a number of drug convictions has been recommended for pardon by the Arkansas Board of Parole. Robert Ketchum was convicted in Izard County for possession of a controlled substance-marijuana with intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, manufacture a …

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  • Checks forged on local business

    A Little Rock man faces two felony counts after he cashed one check on Vital Link for $2,150.44 and attempted to cash another one. Shawn Ross of 5810 Snoopy Lane was taken into custody Tuesday and charged with two counts of second-degree forgery. According to …

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  • Local church members give to Vilonia storm victims

    A local couple in their 90s are still quilting and serving others. Myrlice and Irene Moody of Batesville have generously donated 50 quilt tops to the Arkansas tornado victims by way of the Batesville Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These …

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  • Barbecue fundraiser announced

    Sons of the American Legion, Post 114, will host a barbecue fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville. Plates will include barbecue chicken, side salads, beans, corn bread, tea or water. Soft drinks will be available for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 15, 1994.

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  • Weather no factor for Gun Slingers

    Blustery winds and occasional rain showers weren’t enough to cancel last weekend’s Gun Slinger’s for Gobblers trap tournament at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville. Of the 13 teams participating (64 shooters) in the fundraising event held by Independence County Chapter of the …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Oil Trough High School Class of 1964 will be having a 50th-year reunion on May 31 at 4 p.m. at the Oil Trough Community Center, said Sue Denison, whose number is (870) 251-1794. Pictured in the class composite photo are (top row, from left) …

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  • Folk Center to host Civil War program

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Civil War on the Sylamore will be presented at 6 p.m. Sunday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Those attending will be able to experience how the Civil War affected the hill people of northern Arkansas. In the 1850s …

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  • Audubon Society meeting set

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5. The program is titled “White-nose Syndrome in the Bat Population.” Speaker is Blake Sasse, the non-game mammal/furbearer program leader at …

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  • USS Razorback offers Memorial Day view

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The staff and volunteers at the Arkansas Inland Maritime Museum watch the downtown North Little Rock Memorial Day fireworks from the best spot on the Arkansas River every year. “You just grab a chair on the submarine’s deck and look straight …

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  • Taylor made

    In Taylor McKeen Shelton’s brief life, he found joy in everything around him — rocking his fedora, going to the park and being with his family and friends. But his future that once held such potential came to an abrupt — and still unexplained — …

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  • Internet date results in felony rape charge

    An Internet date has resulted in a rape charge against a 19-year-old Oil Trough man. The affidavit for arrest charges Dylan J. McKibben with the class Y felony and a $50,000 bond was set. The incident was reported Sunday after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Randy …

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