• Sign-up extended for museum day

    The deadline to register for Old Independence Regional Museum’s upcoming educational day camp exploring Native American life has been extended, according to a press release. The registration deadline is now July 16 but early registration is encouraged in order to be assured of a space. …

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  • No injuries reported as fire burns 115 acres

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Firefighters contained a blaze that burned more than 100 acres in southwestern Arkansas and crews were working to knock down another fire that had charred about 200 acres Sunday. The fire near Arkansas Highway 84 burned about 115 acres before firefighters …

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  • Okla. seeks return of Ark. brothers in slaying

    FORT SMITH — Two brothers serving lengthy prison terms in Arkansas on a variety of charges soon could be transferred to LeFlore County, where they face first-degree murder charges in the 2010 slaying of a Fort Smith woman. Elvis Aaron Thacker, 24, and Johnathen Don …

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  • Two men arrested on warrant, drug violations

    A midnight traffic stop for speeding Thursday ended with two men going to jail. Independence County Deputy Anthony Rogers said he was patrolling in west Batesville when he noticed a black Ford pickup truck turn off Greg Drive onto Davis Lane and drive away at …

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  • Jackson County couple arrested for drugs, guns

    Helen Kendall NEWPORT — Possession of drugs and guns got a Newport man and woman arrested Thursday night, according to a report from the Newport Police Department. Newport Officer Shane Rogers said he was on patrol in the area of Cherokee Drive in Newport at …

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  • County offices closed; trash/recycling routes affected

    All county offices will be closed starting at 2 p.m. Tuesday and all day Wednesday in observance of the Fourth of July holiday according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Wednesday trash and recycling routes will not run this week. Wednesday’s route is the area …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 20, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO Dr. Evans of Mount Pleasant was in Batesville Thursday and purchased a Ford car from the B.E.W. Auto Co. T.A. Simpson of Batesville has announced the automobile sensation of …

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  • Life’s little things missed, not missed

    I never knew who she was until she died last week but I certainly love many of the movies she wrote or directed. Writer-filmmaker Nora Ephron died Tuesday in New York of leukemia. She was 71. Born into a family of screenwriters, a top journalist …

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  • White County holds claim to state’s third largest diamond

    The Crater of Diamonds State Park near Murfreesboro is the only place in the world where the public may search for diamonds and keep what they find. It is also the only place in North America where diamonds are found in their natural matrix. John …

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  • Hubbard, Mitchell to wed

    SILOAM SPRINGS — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hubbard of Siloam Springs have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kathryn Ann Hubbard, to Mark William Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Mitchell of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late …

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  • Junior board to host ‘family fun night’

    The Independence County Junior Fair Board will host its second annual Family Fun Night July 16 during the 92nd annual Independence County Fair. Admission is free. Activities and games will be held for children of all ages beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the entertainment pavilion. …

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  • Abigail Shela Brianne Shiver

    Travis and Brandy Shiver, Christina, Dusty, Kourtney and Gracey of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter and sister at White River Medical Center on June 22, 2012. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and has been named Abigail Shela Brianne Shiver. Grandparents …

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