• Offices close for holiday

    Independence County government offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. However, trash and recycling will run as scheduled. The Independence County Library will be closed Tuesday and will re-open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Sharp County Courthouse will also be closed for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1995.

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  • Museum receives $2K grant

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation has accepted a $2,000 gift from First National Bank of Izard County, the completion of the bank’s Building the Future campaign pledge. For five years, the museum foundation has raised funds to purchase and renovate three historic …

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  • Thanksgiving supper set

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will have its annual Thanksgiving supper Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse near Pfeiffer. Meats, bread and drinks will be furnished by the club. Those attending are asked to bring a large side dish or dessert. Music …

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  • Guard taking donations for Family Violence Prevention

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in the upcoming special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff …

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  • Surrounding counties receive funds

    JACKSONVILLE — Several local nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties have received a total of $12,700 in donations from those who participate in First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program, according to a news release. First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up agree to have their …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Caleb Anderson, Jacob Antici, Brianna Bass, Kiarah Benton, Cindy Campos, Glendy Castillo, Mia …

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  • Quorum to hear reports

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building in downtown Batesville. The quorum court will hear from the Independence County Conservation District and reports from department heads. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Southside to discuss bonus

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight at the high school media center for its regular meeting. Agenda items include reports from personnel, approval of a one-time $50 employee Christmas bonus and hiring of a custodian. Meetings are open to the …

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  • Christmas event to be topic

    CONCORD — A discussion of the town’s financial status and an upcoming Christmas tree lighting will be among topics at tonight’s Concord City Council meeting. The public meeting will be held at 7 in the community center. For further information regarding the meeting, citizens may …

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  • Pleasant Plains to meet

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains town council will meet at 7 tonight at city hall, according to Mayor Rick Siler. The council will discuss general city business as there are no pressing matters at this time, Siler said. The meeting is open to the …

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