• Izard farm family strives to be good steward

    WISEMAN — Chad Bookout began working on the farm as soon as he was strong enough to carry a feed bucket. At 13 he got his first Charolais heifer as a Christmas present and from its offspring began raising his own herd of cattle. Twenty-two …

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  • Millers donate land for Bethesda landing

    BETHESDA — A dream of many fishermen will now be a reality thanks to a family who wanted to give back. A new boat-launching ramp is being built on the White River above Bethesda in the O’Neal Bottoms from land donated by the Paul Gray …

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  • Council approves bonds, talks police agreement

    Bonding attorneys with Crews & Associates, Ryan Bowman and Paul Phillips, came before the Batesville City Council Tuesday night to report on the city’s bond issue regarding collection and dispersion of recently approved sales tax money to be used for expansion of athletic facilities in …

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  • ‘Hometown hero’ named

    As Richard Santini, HVAC technician at FutureFuel Chemical Company and member of the Air National Guard, reflects back on his deployment to Iraq, he remembers the support he received from everyone at FutureFuel Chemical Company. “There were so many people at the plant that were …

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  • Police release info on infant fatality, charges filed

    A corrected accident report released Tuesday by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office says the accident that caused the death of an unborn child over the weekend occurred when the car the mother was a passenger in was hit by another vehicle. Deputy Andrew Rogers said …

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  • Burn ban includes fireworks

    ASH FLAT — Because of extremely dry conditions, the ban on open burning in Sharp County has been extended to prohibit all individual use of fireworks, County Judge Larry Brown said this morning. In addition, all public fireworks displays must have the approval of the …

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  • Man dies after working in high heat

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — A coroner says a 39-year-old man died from heat stroke after working in the extreme heat this weekend at the University of Arkansas. Washington County Coroner Roger Morris says the man had an internal temperature of 109 degrees when he was taken …

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  • Lyon to host history workshop

    Lyon College will host a History Day workshop Thursday through Saturday. Dr. Scott Lien, Lyon College assistant professor of history, said 15 students from around the state along with six to eight of their teachers will be attending the event. The group will work on …

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  • Space for volleyball camp still available

    Space is still available for the Lyon College volleyball camp for elementary and middle school students, announced Lyon Coach Ray Green. Registration for the 2-day morning camp will begin at 8:30 Thursday morning in Becknell Gym. The camp will run from 9 until noon both …

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  • Member of Chiricahua tribe to speak about stone artifacts

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Stone Artifacts of the Indigenous Americans will be the topic for the July 5 meeting of the Spring River Gem and Mineral Club, said President Ruth Maxedon. The meeting starts at 11 a.m. in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village. Sean Foster, who …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 15, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO News was received here Sunday of the burning of the barn belonging to Link Osborne in Dota township and the horrible death of David S. Duly, a man of …

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  • Privacy: old concerns echoed in new era

    Just how much should we worry about privacy? Near-daily incidents demand that we as a society redraw the line between our private lives and our public personas. The “public” is that part of us found in public records, subject to examination by government or disclosure …

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