• Club to sell hot chocolate

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be working a concession wagon, selling hot chocolate on Dec. 4, 9 and 11 at Riverside Park as part of the Christmas lighting display. This will be one of many “Christmas in the Park” activities this year which will also …

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  • Youth ranch sets craft fair

    BETHESDA — The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will hold its 29th annual “Country Christmas” craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the ranch located at 100 Saint Vincent Place in Bethesda. Attendees can purchase unique handmade items by crafters from across the …

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  • Wilcoxon to lead new department at bank

    Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to the recently created position of senior vice president of Enterprise Risk Management for Citizens Bank, according to Phil Baldwin, bank president and CEO. In this position, Wilcoxon is responsible for Loan Review, Internal Audit, Compliance, Special Assets, Mergers and …

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  • Cave board approves technology bid

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s video surveillance system is getting an update. The Cave City School Board approved a bid of $18,400 from KLC Video Security Technology for new video encoders and servers for its video security system when it met for …

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  • Caring Hands Hospice plans memorial service

    Caring Hands Hospice will host its annual memorial service from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at White River Medical Center, Conference Room C. The service celebrates the lives of those who were cared for by hospice as well as all individuals from the area who …

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  • Students recreate history

    MELBOURNE — History recently came to life for students at the Melbourne School District that included the American Revolution, Civil War South and the Nile in Egypt. Rickey Pittman, award-winning writer, poet and storyteller who is dubbed the “Bard of the South,” told students about …

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  • WRAAA to meet

    HEBER SPRINGS — The White River Area Agency on Aging Board of Directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Red Apple Inn in Heber Springs.

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  • Ozarka official named to advisory board

    MELBOURNE — Dr. Richard Dawe, president of Ozarka College, has accepted an invitation to serve as an advisory board member on the Graduate Advisory Board for Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University’s Parks College. Parks College educates graduate students to become leaders in …

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  • Senate gives old PCs to Ark. schools

    STRAWBERRY (AP) — A handful of computers no longer used at the U.S. Senate are going to five rural schools in Arkansas. The office of Sen. John Boozman takes part in the chamber’s Computers for Schools program. Computers no longer used in the Senate are …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1995.

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  • Tussle leads to arrest

    Paying child support might have been cheaper than a bond. Frankie Allen Watkins, 42, of Batesville was taken into custody after he ran and later fought with a police officer. Independence County Deputy Jordan Turner said he was dispatched to 950 Elm St. to speak …

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  • Playground fire nets $2,000 in damages

    A woman passing by the Batesville preschool called to report a fire on the playground area that resulted in $2,000 worth of damage. Independence County Officer Michael Darr said he was called to 1900 Lyon St. Tuesday after dispatch said it had received two calls …

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