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    Funeral home crisis affects area families

    Mother called to identify son’s body When Carol Burnett-Webb left home Wednesday she was told she would have to positively identify her son whose body had been at the funeral home for almost three weeks — the same funeral home where numerous others were left …

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  • BAAC prepares for ‘Souper Bowl Saturday’

    Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual “Souper Bowl Saturday” fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at the corner of Main and Fifth streets in Batesville. Proceeds will go to support the arts in the community. Tickets …

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  • ICARE to hold spaghetti supper fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — A spaghetti supper sponsored by Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will be served from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Church of Christ Fellowship Hall at Melbourne. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, dessert and drink for $5. Take-out meals will be available. …

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  • Webb to retire

    NEWARK — Dr. Ann Webb, superintendent of the Cedar Ridge School District, has spent 38 years in education. Thirty-two of those have been at Newark. Come June 30, however, she will retire. Webb submitted her resignation at the Cedar Ridge School Board’s recent meeting, and …

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  • Election commission names new chair

    The Independence County Election Commission has announced the installation of a new chairman, according to a news release. June Fournier was named to the post, replacing Cathy Drew. Commissioner Amanda Roberts will serve as vice chair and new commissioner Charlie Fuqua has been named secretary. …

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  • Equipment to benefit Midland High School

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A new dry ice machine and water bath will bring more hands-on activities to students in one science teacher’s class at Midland High School. Citizens Bank recently presented Midland High School science teacher Larry McBride with a check for $1,138.64 on behalf …

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  • Introduction to computers class offered at Ozarka-MV

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College in Mountain View will host an introduction to computers course beginning in March. The course, to be taught by Frances Bullard, will cover basic computer concepts, Microsoft Windows, Internet search and navigation, email basics and sending attachments. The course will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 20, 2003.

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  • Experts talk safety

    Homeowners need to do more and be proactive when it comes to their personal security, and sometimes it requires thinking like a thief. These and many more topics, including knowing what your insurance policy really covers in the event of a break-in, were discussed when …

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  • Main Street to partner with city

    Main Street Batesville and the city of Batesville are partnering up. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council voted to work with the downtown organization to file a letter of intent and proposal in hopes of acquiring the vacant Barnett building, which is being donated by …

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  • Bad Boy theft caught on tape

    Video showing a man using a stolen credit card and matching the face on the video to a driver’s license photo has led to the arrest of a 21-year-old Batesville man. In a formal arrest warrant, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Williford said Elrodrick D. …

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  • Electronics taken in burglary

    An Xbox 360, connecting cables, two controllers and nine games were taken in a residential burglary at College Hill Apartments sometime Wednesday. Brooke Elkins told police that she and her roommate were gone at the time of the theft and returned home around 2:30 p.m. …

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