• Needle Works EHC to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Extension Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension office. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well as experienced needleworkers. For more information call Joyce Williams at …

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  • WRAAA Ombudsman banquet and awards

    Members of the White River Area Agency on Aging Region II Ombudsman Program recently attended the state annual volunteer banquet and awards presentation in Little Rock.  Region II received third place for 1,593.5 volunteer hours provided to nursing home residents in 2014 and second place …

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  • Giving thanks – Students share letters

    Editor’s note: Students in Cathy McNabb’s fifth-grade class at West Magnet Elementary in Batesville share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving:   Im thankful for hospitals, hospitals save a lot of peoples lifes every day. Hospitals take care of sick people and people with …

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  • Batesville to file suit

    With the lines drawn and the airport at the center, the Batesville City Council voted 7 to 1 Tuesday night to file a suit to object to the incorporation of Southside. City attorney Lindsey Castleberry and Arkansas Municipal League legal counsel Mark Hayes came before …

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  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary ranks among top 10

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that Mount Pleasant Elementary ranks among the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Mount Pleasant Elementary School has met the criteria set forth by the board to be placed in the state’s top 10 percent …

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  • Youth ranch honors Gov. Beebe

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe may have been the guest of honor but the children of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches are the ones reaping the benefits. Nearly 350 supporters of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches recently attended the 2014 Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner …

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  • Dealerships raise $3K for breast cancer awareness

    The Stanley Wood Chevrolet and Scott Wood Chrysler dealerships have raised more than $3,000 from the community through its “Drive Breast Cancer Outta’ Here” promotion during the month of October, according to a news release. All proceeds from the event benefit the United Way’s “Project …

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  • Free supper offered

    Starting Over Ministries (Mitch and Geta Bell) will serve a free supper from 4 to 7 tonight at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. Those attending should call (870) 793-7000 for reservations.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 20, 1995.

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  • Cushman UMC to hold potluck

    CUSHMAN — Quillen Edwards will sing at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday at Cushman United Methodist Church. A potluck will follow the service. The event is open to the public.

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  • Green Friday set for park

    POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will celebrate Green Friday the day after Thanksgiving. Visitors are invited to explore the remains of the 19th century steamboat town, go on a guided tour, browse through the courthouse museum and enjoy the park grounds. For more information …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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