• Man sought in connection with thefts of antiques

    Police are looking for a Batesville man who is accused of being in possession of items stolen from an antique shop where he once worked, said Independence County sheriff’s Detective Dustin Robbins. An arrest warrant was issued Monday for Andy Joe Andis of 170 E. …

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  • Chuckwagon cook-off returns

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Authentic, western chuckwagon cooking competition returns to the Stone County Fairgrounds in Mountain View this weekend, according to Jimmie Edwards, event director. Cooking teams using authentic chuckwagons, some from a current working ranch or trail drive of the 1800s, will be arriving …

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  • Accident claims life

    HARRISBURG — A Mountain View man was killed Friday in Poinsett County when his pickup lost control and overturned multiple times after being rear-ended. According to a preliminary crash report from the Arkansas State Police, Ricky Hodges, 60, was killed when Gregory A. Meilke, 24, …

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  • New phone is (almost) too smart for me

    I am not smarter than a fifth-grader but I could be a millionaire by now. Just over a week ago, I hit a deer on the way to the babysitter. The deer did one of those rabbit things, where she couldn’t make up her mind …

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  • Effect of immigration on American workers

    Here are a few indisputable statistics about immigration and the United States’ job market. Each new legal immigrant receives work authorization. According to the Department of Homeland Security’s most recent report, “U.S. Legal Permanent Residents, 2011” a monthly average of 75,000 legal permanent residents “may …

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  • Hospital’s ER makes timely pledge

    NEWPORT — Harris Hospital in Newport has launched a 30-minute emergency room Service Pledge. “The 30-minute ER Service Pledge is to assure patients that we are dedicated not only to offering the best quality care, but also to providing that care as efficiently and quickly …

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  • Club News

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its September meeting at the First Community Bank, Southside Branch Annex. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Regent Anne Moore, who led the Ritual. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag …

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  • Dunn, Neal to marry

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Larry and Valerie Dunn of Pleasant Plains have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Dunn, to Timothy Ray Neal II, son of Timothy Neal of Maynard and Sandra Davis of Monette. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 8, 1993.

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  • Armed man arrested on warrants

    If you have outstanding warrants and are carrying a gun, perhaps you shouldn’t ride around in a car with a faulty taillight. This is something Roy D. Barnhouse, 30, of Newark found out the hard way Thursday morning. Barnhouse was a passenger in a Ford …

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  • Dry Run Circle to be resurfaced

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has opened bids for improvements to a road in Independence County, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. About 1.3 miles of Dry Run Circle on Ruddell Hill, west of Batesville, will be resurfaced. Atlas Asphalt Inc. of Batesville was …

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  • ‘Smarter than fifth-grader?’ event set at Cave City school

    CAVE CITY — Three contestants will compete in an “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth-grader” contest beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Cave City Middle School cafeteria to raise funds for the Third Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program, said Ed …

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