• Spurlins to perform at AARP

    Doc and Connie Spurlin, gospel singers, will entertain members of the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Catfish Wharf. A meal begins at 11. AARP is an organization for people age 50 and over and provides advocacy, discounts for …

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  • Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the systemwide meter, radio read change out, said Manager John Richardson. Assistant Manager Scott Williams will give the …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear reports

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the county courthouse in Ash Flat for its regular monthly meeting, according to an agenda for the session. The justices will hear a report on the sale of scrap from the …

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  • Concord council to meet

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will hold its monthly meeting at 7 tonight in the Concord Community Center, said Mayor Buck Rone. The aldermen will hear monthly reports and review current bills, he said.

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  • Baker accepting new patients

    Dr. Meraj Siddiqui of the White River Medical Center (WRMC) Pain Management Clinic has announced the association of Dr. Robert Baker, interventional pain management. He is a part of the medical staff at WRMC. As a pain management physician, Baker will provide outpatient treatment to …

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  • Cave City High students win for non-smoking video

    LITTLE ROCK — Five Cave City High School students have been named third-place winners in a recent Stamp Out Smoking contest presented by the 11th annual Big Pitch Film Festival. Springdale District TV has been selected as the advanced division winner after SOS received more …

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  • Melbourne, Mt. Pleasant campuses plan open houses

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Elementary and Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold their annual open houses for students and their parents from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Teachers will be in their classrooms to assist with information needed to begin the new school year.

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Players, friends turn out for dedication

    Terry Sims is a giver. All of his life, he has given his knowledge, his time, his sweat, his hard work, his dedication and his encouragement to the community he has loved, worked and lived in. So it was only natural that the homeplace he …

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  • Three facing drug charges in separate incidents

    Suspicious vehicle activity near Newark City Hall Wednesday night resulted in two men being charged with drug possession, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ashley Edwards. Just before midnight Edwards said he noticed two cars parked on Front Street, one of them a brown Impala …

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  • Man says credit card was compromised

    A Missouri man said he wants to pursue charges against two individuals who used his credit card after he stayed at a motel in Batesville. Ron Ghan, 64, of Springfield, said he was in Batesville with his wife in October of 2013 and used his …

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  • Rotary hears of parade route, chamber work

    This year the White River Water Carnival is slated to be held entirely — including the parade — at Riverside Park on Chaney Drive. That was the news brought to the Batesville Rotary Club by Crystal Johnson, guest speaker at the club’s Monday meeting. Johnson …

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