• Concord school sets registration

    CONCORD — The Concord School District has set its registration schedule and announced plans for open house, according to a news release. Students new to the district can register by visiting the high school office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Parents are asked …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • JPs have light agenda

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will hear reports from county officials and discuss county business matters. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Okolo receives $2,500 award

    Omwikam Okolo of Batesville has been awarded a $2,500 Mike Harper Leadership Scholars award from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. The award is renewable for three years and is given each year to “outstanding high school seniors who intends to enroll at an accredited college, university …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 1, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    More information has come in concerning this photo, which was submitted to the Batesville Daily Guard in the fall of 2013 and was printed on the May 16, 2014, Glance At Days Gone By page. Old Independence Regional Museum has two very similar photos, one …

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  • Izard County Singing set for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet to sing at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Tabernacle in Brockwell. All singers and listeners are welcome. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Congressman wants ‘bold’ tax reform, more job training

    Former motorcycle racer and now U.S. Congressman Tim Griffin wanted to hear all about the engines and production of mowers as he toured the facilities of Bad Boy Mowers on Tuesday as part of his “Every County Counts: My Plan to Grow Jobs Now and …

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  • Senator promotes buying American-made products

    Buying American isn’t just good for America — it’s good for American workers, according to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor who attended a roundtable discussion with local business owners and community leaders at Bad Boy Mowers on Wednesday. The meeting was part of Pryor’s statewide jobs …

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  • Internet fraud, thefts reported

    Buying a bass boat on the Internet wasn’t quite the catch Perry McChesney of Newark thought it was. It cost him $2,500 and he still doesn’t have a boat. McChesney told the Independence County Sheriff’s Office he was looking to buy a bass boat on …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday 8-8 • Izard County Fair, Izard County Fairgrounds, LaCrosse. Visit www.izardcofair.org. • Red Cross blood drive, Walmart, 3150 Harrison St., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Cave City Watermelon Festival activities, City Park, 6-10 p.m. Visit www.cavecityarkansas.info. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members …

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  • Two charged in theft of farm equipment

    Trying to cash in on scrap metal prices Monday ended with two Cash residents being arrested for theft of farm equipment. In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Michael Thatch said he was notified that the men, identified as 20-year-old Cody McKellar and Johnny …

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