• Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 19, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold for Easter holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is currently taking orders for hams and Boston butts for Easter. The cost for ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95 (the same prices as at Thanksgiving and Christmas). Prices include tax. Pickup will be April …

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  • Fred Amonds Sr.

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Fred Andrew Amonds Sr., 73, of Cherokee Village died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born March 10, 1939, in Atlanta, he was the son of Fred and Hellen Sorrows Amonds. He was in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was …

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  • Donald Crow

    Donald Crow CAVE CITY — Donald E. Crow, 62, of Cave City died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City with Ron Canard and Grayden Milligan officiating. Burial …

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  • Velma Howard

    CAVE CITY — Velma Wooldridge Howard, 92, of Cave City died Friday, March 16, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born Nov. 12, 1919, at Cave City, she was the daughter of James E. and Lillie Ann Wooldridge. She retired after 24 years from the International …

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  • Dorothy Mason

    Dorothy Mason, 86, of Batesville died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Full Gospel Church with David Adams and Barbara Bullard officiating. Burial will be in Lee’s Chapel Cemetery, located on White Drive. Visitation …

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  • Frank Shell

    Frank Shell Frank H. Shell, 78, died Monday, March 19, 2012, in Batesville. The funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 North Central Ave. in Batesville, with Adam Hughes officiating. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be …

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  • Michael Tracy

    SILOAM SPRINGS — Michael Edward Tracy, 66, of Siloam Springs died Sunday, March 18, 2012, in a Bentonville hospital. Born Aug. 31, 1945, in Austin, Minn., he was the son of George Edward Tracy and Lois Johnson Tracy. He married Janet Marie Brant on Feb. …

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  • Pedestrians reported in roadway, ditch

    A woman found lying in the road ended up going to jail for being drunk and disorderly, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Darin Brewer was dispatched to a report of a woman lying in the roadway in the 1700 …

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  • Arrest made in choking, kicking of ex-wife

    An argument between an ex-husband and wife turned violent at a home on Runway Road around 10 Monday night. Rosa Adela Taylor, 41, told police that her ex-husband, Marshall Dewayne Taylor, 32, of Newark, had been baby sitting their two children while she worked and …

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  • Arrest made in bomb threat

    A phone call to local restaurant has led to a local teen’s arrest, according to a press release from Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “Detective Dustin Robbins conducted an investigation into a bomb threat phone call to Taco Bell Saturday,” Jeffery said. “During the course of the …

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  • Pedestrian assaulted with motor scooter

    A Batesville man told police he was struck by another man on a motor scooter because of jealousy over his girlfriend. Just after midnight Monday morning, Deputy Colby Markum said he was sent to White River Medical Center to talk with Burley Wayne Purcell who …

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