• Son accused of hitting mother in face

    A son upset that he could not get a tractor running reportedly took his frustration out on his mother. When Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Woods was called to 1563 Thida Road he spoke with Lou Harwood who said her son Donald was upset over …

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  • Hit-and-run kills 1

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — Arkansas State Police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that killed a Booneville woman. State police say 50-year-old Joy Duvall was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday night as she walked along the shoulder of Arkansas 23 in Booneville. She was pronounced …

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  • Old Independence to host Shaker program

    Shaker furniture and religion will be the topics at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. These subjects have direct connection to two Batesville people, according to a news release. Mike West and Twyla Wright will present a program that focuses on these two …

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  • Faulkner Co. to request temporary circuit judge

    CONWAY (AP) — Leaders in Faulkner County say they’ll ask the Arkansas Supreme Court to appoint a temporary judge to handle the caseload left by the vacancy of Circuit Judge Mike Maggio. Earlier this year, the high court removed cases from Maggio’s docket and assigned …

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  • Antioch Road now open

    EVENING SHADE — The Sharp County Road Department has announced that Antioch Road  west of Evening Shade at the Bird Creek Road low-water crossing is now open after the completion of bridge work.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1995.

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Red Cross blood drive, Harps Food Store, 1740 Batesville Blvd., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • Fox Creek BBQ, music featuring …

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  • CASA receives grants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Court Appointed Special Advocates organization is the recipient of two National CASA grant renewals totaling $70,000 to help serve children in rural counties of northeast Arkansas and older children statewide who have been taken into the foster care system. The …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter No. 135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its May meeting at Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Branch Office in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Kay Southerland, vice president, who introduced guests and …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southside High, Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Southside High SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Emery Davis, Seanna …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Put a Twist on Traditional Pasta Salad During the summer, on any given weekend, I have a backyard full of people. It seems like everyone congregates at my house and “suddenly” we’re having a cookout. I love it and wouldn’t have it any other way. …

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  • Last baby boomers turning 50; so-called senior discounts begin

    FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The last of the baby boomers turn 50 this year, and if they want to cry into their beer about getting older, at least they can now buy it at a discount. That’s because the first of the so-called senior discounts …

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