• Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High, Concord Elementary

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first semester 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, Elizabeth Bullard, Cindy Campos, Glendi Castillo, …

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  • Pen women to gather

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The National League Of American Pen Women Spring River branch will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 at Cherokee Village Lutheran Church to help more ladies reach there goals to become members, according to a news release. This group of women writers, …

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  • Calico Rock Museum receives donations

    CALICO ROCK — White River Health Care and Rehab of Calico Rock has donated $7,500 worth of used equipment and furnishings to the Calico Rock Museum Foundation. The equipment and furnishings will be used by the foundation in the Printing Press Café and Ice Cream …

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  • Anglers Expo seeks sponsors

    HEBER SPRINGS — Event sponsorships are available through the end of January for the Second Annual Anglers Expo, to be held by Rotary Club of Cleburne County from noon to 7 p.m. March 13 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 2003.

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  • Building talks continue, deadline nears – Library, others unsure about downtown donation

    A unique opportunity considered by some citizens may take more than a leap of faith and the keys to a donated 36,000-square-foot cornerstone of Main Street Batesville. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh on Thursday called a meeting of members of Main Street Batesville, Independence County Library Board, …

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  • Main Street to discuss partnership with city

    Taking over the Barnett building is unforeseeable for Main Street Batesville alone. But as a partner, the organization hopes the 112-year-old building would help in its efforts to revitalize downtown. Main Street Batesville voted unanimously Friday to allow board president Bob Carius to visit with …

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  • Shooting ruled accidental

    MELBOURNE — A family hunting trip turned tragic Saturday morning resulting in the death of a Tyronza man. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said his office was dispatched to an area near highways 58 and 51 several miles down Jumbo Road. When they arrived, family …

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  • Day care sends wrong child home with dad

    A father who picked up his 2-year-old son at day care Wednesday didn’t notice he had the wrong child until he got the boy home to his wife. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at The Community School day care in Quail Valley, according to …

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  • Thieves target gun collection

    An unlocked home in Floral gave thieves access to more than a dozen firearms, valued at nearly $10,000. Kevin Gilbert told Independence County Deputy John Carroll the theft occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while he was away from his residence in …

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  • Seniors hear about programs

    Many seniors are still not aware of all the services available to them through White River Area Agency of Aging (WRAAA), according to its director, Ted Hall. Hall was the guest speaker for the recent monthly AARP luncheon and educated seniors on programs, classes and …

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  • Prowlers, burglaries, thefts among reports

    While filing a theft report of home electronics at her Greg Drive residence Tuesday afternoon, Sarah M. Durling told police prowlers had been seen in her yard on several occasions. In fact, she said, she and her mother had spent the previous night in a …

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