• Rabies clinics announced

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H mobile rabies clinics will be held Saturday, said Annie Lester, 4-H program assistant. Rabies vaccines are $10 each; parvo and distemper vaccinations will be available upon request for an additional $15 fee. “It is very important that all dogs …

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  • Jackson Co. clerk pleads guilty

    NEWPORT (AP) — Jackson County Circuit Court Clerk Lisa Turner has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft of property charge and resigned from office. Turner entered the plea Thursday and paid $15 restitution. Special prosecutor Jack McQuary told reporters that even though the amount of …

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  • Jonesboro panel eyes deal

    JONESBORO (AP) — City officials in Jonesboro are considering a plan to buy a 38-acre property to build a new convention center and hotel. The city’s Advertising and Promotion Commission meets Tuesday afternoon to consider a proposal to buy a property on McClellan Drive. Mayor …

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  • GOP to meet

    Independence County Republican Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex building on College Street. The guest speaker will be Betty Yerger, a retired school teacher from Heber Springs, who will speak on the Common Core Curriculum in the public schools. …

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  • Woman says she was hurt when thrown off porch

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Portia man was arrested Friday for allegedly assaulting a woman on May 24, causing injuries, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Shannon Workman, 37, was arrested for second-degree battery. The woman told police that she had been picked up and thrown …

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  • UACCB announces Spring 2013 Chancellor’s and Deans Lists

    One hundred and five students have been named to the Spring 2013 Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Full-time students named to the Chancellor’s List must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 23, 1993.

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  • Couple to mark 50th anniversary

    James “Jim” and Carolyn Coats will mark their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday. Carolyn Webb and James “Jim” Coats were married June 8, 1963, at Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn, Ala. Mr. Coats is retired from Arkansas Eastman Company. Mrs. Coats is a homemaker. She was …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met recently in the Rider Room, First Community Bank. The meeting was called to order by chapter regent Anne Moore, who welcomed members. She led the Ritual. Cecelia Baker …

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  • Kristen Gail Johnson

    Johnathan and Jennifer Johnson of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on May 25, 2013. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 14.8 ounces and has been named Kristen Gail Johnson. Her siblings are the late Symphony Jewel Johnson and …

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  • Ethan Bart Hayes

    Bart and Stephanie Hayes and Hallie of Charlotte have announced the birth of a son and brother at White River Medical Center on May 27, 2013. The baby weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Ethan Bart Hayes. Grandparents of the child are …

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  • Audrey Marie Luchtenburg

    Christopher Luchtenburg and Megan Qualls of Mountain View have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on May 28, 2013. The baby weighed 5 pounds, 13.3 ounces and has been named Audrey Marie Luchtenburg. Grandparents of the child are Peter Luchtenburg, …

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