• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 18, 1995.

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  • Service News

    Chris Paegelow has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Officer Training School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. The graduation ceremony took place Sept. 5 at Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma. Paegelow will now learn …

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  • Judge grants incorporation

    Southside has cleared another hurdle as Independence County Judge Robert Griffin granted a petition of incorporation prior to a vote on annexation into Batesville. Determining the legality of a petition filed by those who want to incorporate Southside lay in Griffin’s hands this morning, but …

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  • Desha man busted with home drug test

    The 24-year-old Desha man may have been able to pass a home drug screening test, but he didn’t get past the loss prevention officer who saw him take it from the pharmacy section. Kalob West admitted to taking the $35.27 item and not paying for …

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  • Voters asked to check ballot information

    Voters are being asked to check their ballots before casting their vote to be sure they have the correct one and more importantly — do not cast your ballot if you believe it’s wrong. There’s nothing wrong with the voting machines but with all the …

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  • Vicious animal ordinance tops Cave City agenda

    CAVE CITY — A vicious animal ordinance tops the agenda when the Cave City Council meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the community center. Police Chief Nathan Stephens plans to present the ordinance on vicious and aggressive dogs that if passed will place strong fines …

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  • Free smoke detectors, fire extinguishers offered

    The Batesville Fire Department is offering free smoke detectors and fire extinguishers and will install them at no charge. This service is only available to residents in the city limits. The fire department received a $2,500 grant from State Farm to buy 516 smoke detectors …

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  • Erosion, MSB budget, audit on city council agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. Bob Carius will present a budget request for Main Street Batesville, Linda Simmons will discuss an erosion problem in Eagle Mountain, and board reappointments will be considered. The agenda also includes the …

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  • Board votes to keep employee

    In a special hearing Wednesday night, the Batesville School Board voted unanimously to grant a waiver for continued employment of a bus driver who 19 years ago was accused by the state to have been guilty of “failure to protect” a child. The finding was …

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  • Corn is topic of museum program for senior citizens

    Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 10th in the series of senior programs for 2014. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, Humanities Educator Amanda Nikkel will lead a program on corn, then conclude with participants making a simple corn husk doll to take home. Corn …

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  • District court closed Oct. 31

    The Independence County District Court will be closed Oct. 31 for employee training, according to a news release. Normal business hours will resume Monday.

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  • WRMC sets prenatal class

    White River Medical Center will host a free prenatal class for expecting mothers at 9 a.m. Saturday in the conference room of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, according to a news release. The class will incorporate breastfeeding, prenatal yoga and more. …

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