• 1 injured in mine accident

    GUION — Jeff Rains wasn’t the only one on the way to the hospital. Shortly after the news broke he was injured in a mining accident at Guion, friends and family were en route to Little Rock where he was being taken by helicopter. The …

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  • Shooting investigated

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a reported shooting that happened in Batesville on Wednesday. According to Sheriff Steve Jeffery, officers were dispatched to White River Medical Center concerning a man who had been shot in the leg. Jason Cossey said he and a …

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  • Teen reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a runaway teen. Jessica Aguirre, 17, was last seen at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in the area of White River Medical Center, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. She is described as having brown hair, …

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  • Man miscounts beers

    Hector Lopez may have miscounted how many beers he drank. According to Deputy Jason Edington, Lopez was at fault in a Friday night accident involving four vehicles. Edington said he talked with each driver and learned the one at fault was Lopez. While speaking with …

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  • LawCo jail to close

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — Arkansas officials have ordered the closure of the Lawrence County jail due to overcrowding, lack of firefighting equipment and other inadequacies. Sheriff Jody Dotson said the jail has “consistently failed every inspection” in the last 10 years. He says the county …

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  • Rotary hears BAAC update

    Twenty-six years ago a group of citizens concerned with the lack of fine arts in the Batesville area came together and launched the Batesville Area Arts Council. The result was the opening of a gallery on Main Street, offering area artists of all media an …

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  • Moorefield seeks 2-cent tax hike

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield City Council voted unanimously on Monday to place an issue on the ballot that if approved, would institute a permanent 2-percent sales tax, according to Mayor Randy Nash, who said the town has been operating on savings. “We need to reverse …

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  • Meeting slated to discuss new elementary project

    MELBOURNE — Principals from the Melbourne School District recently met with designers from the Fayetteville-based Modus Studio to discuss plans for a new elementary building, and now the public is encouraged to attend an upcoming meeting to give its input. The meeting will be held …

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  • Hospital earns another ACR accreditation

    White River Medical Center in Batesville has, once again, been awarded accreditation from the American College of Radiology (ACR). WRMC received the three-year term of accreditation in breast ultrasound. WRMC was recognized earlier this year for stereotactic breast biopsy. The ACR gold seal of accreditation …

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  • Al-Anon meetings moving

    Due to growth in membership, the Batesville Al-Anon Family Group will move its weekly meetings from First United Methodist Church parsonage to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, located at 424 E. Main St., beginning Sept. 2. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. …

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  • Oklahoma tech institute meets with Ozarka 

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently hosted members of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in which OSUIT’s Division Chair Mark Allen and three faculty members discussed best practices in development education. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is researching best practices in developmental education as …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 21, 1995.

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