• Octavia Raven Bianchi

    Preston Bianchi of Southside and Sarah Turner of Cushman have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Aug. 13, 2012. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 4.5 ounces and has been named Octavia Raven Bianchi. Grandparents of the child are Lynn …

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  • Woman with gun threatens cop

    Armed with a .380 semi-automatic pistol, and believed to be under the influence of drugs, a 27-year-old Batesville woman reportedly threatened to kill a police officer Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred when Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson responded to a report of a woman, later …

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  • Conservation scholarships awarded

    Several residents have been awarded conservation scholarships from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. They include Casey Cox of Cord, a student at the University of Central Arkansas; Kayti Perkey of Evening Shade, a student at Lyon College; Jerry Blevins of Salem, a student at …

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  • Joyce Hambleton Whitten donates books to Sharp Co. research room

    ASH FLAT — Joyce Hambleton Whitten visited  the Sharp County Historical Society’s Rose Berry Thompson Research Room in the Ash Flat Library on Sept. 5 to donate books that she has written compiling  genealogical records that residents and visitors can use to research their Sharp …

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  • 17-year-old student expelled

    CAVE CITY — A 17-year-old Cave City senior was expelled for the remainder of the school year during a disciplinary hearing Monday under the school’s zero-tolerance policy concerning drugs, said Superintendent Steven Green. The decision was made after the school board reviewed documents and heard …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 6, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The Guard is in receipt of a letter from R.M. Linebarger of Carbon, Texas. Mr. Linebarger was born and reared at the head of Oil Trough bottom and left …

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  • Buffalo Point no hunting zone relaxed for archery season

    BUFFALO POINT — Starting Saturday, Buffalo National River will open apreviously closed area near Buffalo Point for archery deer hunting, said Caven Clark, public information officer. “There has been a noticeable increase in deer in the Buffalo Point Area which has been closed to hunting …

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  • Rain brings increase in armyworms

    The rain has brought us more grass and that is good for farmers. But the fall armyworms have discovered the grass also. There have been several reports in the area of significant numbers of armyworms, well above treatment levels, so producers need to scout any …

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  • NWTF presents $660,000 in endowments to schools

    EDGEFIELD, S.C. – The National Wild Turkey Federation will present $660,000 in endowments to 33 high school and collegiate shooting organizations throughout the nation through the Scholastic Shooting Trust, a foundation created by MidwayUSA owners Brenda and Larry Potterfield, said NWTF spokesman John Brasier. “Each …

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  • Students attend State O’Rama

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members Austin Himschoot and Kevin Greene recently attended the State 4-H O’Rama on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, said Annie Lester, county 4-H program assistant. County Extension Agent and Staff Chair Joe Moore accompanied the 4-H members. …

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  • Museum breaks attendence records

    CALICO ROCK — Official estimates are that the crowd attending Native American Day at Calico Rock Museum broke all attendance records for museum events. A crowd of at least 1,042 attended the two Native American dance performances, toured the Mountain Man Rendezvous, listened to live …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    These young students are among Lost Cane School pupils in the early 1940s. Pictured are (back row, from left) Teacher Lillian Lorren Downing, Patricia Owens, Phillip Nuckols, (first name unknown) Canamore, (first name unknown) Stokes, unidentified, unidentified, Donna Harris, Maybell Haley and Elsie Deeds; (middle …

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