• Local students do well in state archery tournament

    Arkansas Outdoors HOT SPRINGS — More than 1,900 of Arkansas’s best young archers were on hand to compete in the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program state tournament March 23-24, and several Batesville area teams and individuals did well. The Arkansas program is part …

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  • AgHeritage Farm Credit Services gave out $3.1 M

    LITTLE ROCK — AgHeritage Farm Credit Services distributed $3.1 million in association profits for 2011 to customer-owners through the Patronage Program. “Not only are our interest rates competitive and credit dependable, but as a cooperative, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services customer-owners share in the profits,” said …

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  • Man drowns in Lake Norfork

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a Baxter County man has drowned in Lake Norfork. Montgomery says 43-year-old Robert Ray Comstock drowned about 3 p.m. Thursday after falling into the lake from a private boat dock in the Diamond Bay area. …

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  • Drainage needs discussed by Sulphur Rock council

    SULPHUR ROCK — Alderman Andy Scribner addressed the Sulphur Rock City Council last week about extensive work that needs to be done in order for the city’s ditches to drain properly, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Scribner told the council that the ditches will have to …

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  • Habitat seeks applications for fourth partner family

    Independence County Habitat for Humanity will be taking applications from 8 a.m. to noon April 7 at West Baptist Church located at 1100 Central Avenue in west Batesville. The family chosen will be the fourth family to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Independence County. …

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  • Trespasser arrested at med center; AC units stolen

    Since he was scheduled for surgery in Little Rock Thursday, 60-year-old Keith Adams of Batesville figured he would just go to White River Medical Center Wednesday morning and wait there until time to leave for his surgery appointment. However, the medical center didn’t want him …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    THE FORD PICKUP TRUCK (third vehicle from left facing down the street) belonged to Erbin Perkey, his daughter, Jean McCracken of Sidney, said during the recent 2012 Sidney St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Judging by the automobiles, the photo must have been snapped around the mid-1950s, …

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  • Central, West schools hold D.A.R.E. graduation

    Central and West Magnet Elementary schools held graduations for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for sixth-graders Tuesday. The students completed a nine-week program and were presented with certificates. The class was taught by Sgt. Cord Davidson, school resource officer who said half of the course …

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  • Thompson recognized

    Rhonda Thompson Licensed practical nurse Rhonda Thompson is the March/April recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at White River Medical Center, according to a news release. Thompson works in Senior Haven at WRMC. She has been at WRMC for five years. “The real …

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  • Town known for KKK ties tries to rebrand

    HARRISON — When a black man supposedly broke into a white man’s home in 1905, a mob ran most black people out of town — and instantly gave this community a lasting reputation as being too dangerous for minorities. More than a century later, only …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Some figures on file in the county tax collector’s office show a rapid increase in the use of automobiles in Independence County. The total number of car licenses issued …

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  • 3 years after career low point, Pitino back on top

    NEW ORLEANS — Before the Big East tournament, Louisville Coach Rick Pitino told his players they had a choice. Keep playing the same way and Louisville was all but guaranteed of making another first-weekend exit from the NCAA tournament, just as it had the past …

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