• Arson suspected in abandoned house fire

    Arson is suspected in a fire that happened Wednesday afternoon in Newark when Independence County officers were called to an abandoned house off Highway 69 in Newark, according to a report filed with the sheriff’s office. Deputy John Carroll said he was called to the …

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  • Missing man located

    A Batesville man reported missing April 22 was found safe on Wednesday, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Glen Wieczorek was reported missing from 2145 North Heights when an acquaintance told officers he was concerned about Wieczorek’s welfare. Wieczorek told police Wednesday that he …

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  • Pace speaks on ACA

    The Affordable Care Act has been the subject of much debate and much confusion but on Monday, Scott Pace, Arkansas Pharmacists Association chief operating officer, hoped to bring a better understanding of it to members of the Batesville Rotary Club. Pace was the speaker at …

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  • The Compassionate Friends changes meeting place

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, has changed its meeting place for the month of May to the Citizens Bank Airport Branch, on top of Ramsey Mountain. The chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, then take a hiatus in June and July. Meetings …

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  • Quorum court to honor teams

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building and will recognize the Batesville High School band and quiz bowl team for their recent wins. All meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to bring …

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  • Property owner rights hearing set

    The House Natural Resources Committee will hold an oversight field hearing entitled, “Protecting the Rights of Property Owners: Proposed Federal Critical Habitat Designations Gone Wild,” at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Bateville. Witnesses …

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  • Boil order lifted

    CUSHMAN — The city of Cushman has lifted the boil order for customers south of the city limits, according to Leila Skelton, Cushman recorder/treasurer.

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  • BladeSports competition comes to Mtn. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The BladeSports Cutting Competition will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Craft Village at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Several world records have been broken in past cutting competitions and the trend is expected …

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  • New Beginnings to hold free Lamaze class

    ASH FLAT — New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center in Ash Flat will offer a free Lamaze class at 9 a.m. May 10 at 23 Main St. in Ash Flat. Class space is limited. Interested persons should register and pay a $10 registration fee. The fee …

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  • State park offers ‘Save Your Stuff’ workshop

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will have a Save Your Stuff Workshop May 17. The hands-on workshop will provide information about saving a variety of family heirlooms. Informative take-home materials will be provided. A behind-the-scenes tour of the park’s collection facility will allow participants to …

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  • Izard County sets monthly singing

    PINEVILLE — The Izard County monthly singing will be held at Wises Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pineville at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public. For information call pastor Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 1, 1994.

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