• Holidays to change government, trash schedules

    Independence County government offices will be closed Dec. 24-26 for the Christmas holiday, according to Judge Robert Griffin. County trash and recycling truck routes will run as normal on Dec. 24. Trucks will not run on Dec. 25 or 26. The county has requested residents …

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  • BPA presents Merit Awards

    The Batesville Preservation Association has announced the winners of its 2014 awards for excellence in preservation and restoration. An Honor Award for long-term preservation went to Dr. Helen Robbins for her home on College Street, known historically as the Huskey Cottage. Built circa 1910 in …

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  • ICED to accept bids on house

    It was likely the shortest meeting in Independence County Economic Development history: 18 minutes. But it was long enough for board members to be updated on recent activity concerning economic development around the county, which wasn’t a lot. ICED chairman Bob Stroud reported bids will …

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  • First-graders write to Santa

    Editor’s note: The following letters to Santa were written by students in Lorie Craig’s first-grade class at Newark Elementary.   Dear Santa, My name is Cadyn. I am 6 year oid. I want for chismes I want a ninja turtle blemp. I live in Newark. …

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  • Ozarka awarded ‘Greening of Arkansas’ grant

    MELBOURNE— Ozarka College will receive $1,500 from the Arkansas Flower and Garden Show through its “Greening of Arkansas” grant program. The funds will support landscaping the Ozarka College plaza and courtyard, a central commons and green space near the new Student Services Center, located at …

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  • Concord sets special session

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet in special session at 7 tonight in the community center to discuss year-end finances, Mayor Warren Rone said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Cave City Nursing Home schedules Christmas party

    CAVE CITY — Cave City Nursing Home will have a Christmas party for its residents and their family members at 2 p.m. Tuesday. The theme for the party will be “Candy Land Christmas.” Santa will distribute Christmas gifts to the residents. The residents’ doors will …

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  • Candlelight service set

    Fellowship Bible Church at the Landers Theater will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m. Wednesday. “This quiet service has become a simple family tradition in which to remember the night when God came down into humanity,” a news release states. The church …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 13, 2003.

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  • Students share Christmas family traditions

    Editor’s note: Eagle Mountain sixth-graders in Patty Mishark’s class tell what family traditions they will keep for their families when they’re older.   The family traditions I would keep when I get older are the ones I cherish the most. The ones I cherish are …

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  • Couple finds support in alma mater’s program

    Before quitting his job due to health reasons, Patrick Moody looked forward to his lunch break. Parent educator Cindy Barber often told the 20-year-old he didn’t need to take off work, but for the young father it was, and still is, one of his favorite …

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  • Day care worker cited for child found on busy street

    A small child who wandered away from a day care Thursday afternoon was found in the middle of Central Avenue. According to the report by Independence County Cpl. Fred Friar, Sgt. Wayne Green arrived before him and spoke with 44-year-old Chris Hill of Melbourne and …

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