• Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in the upcoming special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff …

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  • Surrounding counties receive funds

    JACKSONVILLE — Several local nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties have received a total of $12,700 in donations from those who participate in First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program, according to a news release. First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up agree to have their …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Caleb Anderson, Jacob Antici, Brianna Bass, Kiarah Benton, Cindy Campos, Glendy Castillo, Mia …

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  • Quorum to hear reports

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building in downtown Batesville. The quorum court will hear from the Independence County Conservation District and reports from department heads. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Southside to discuss bonus

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 tonight at the high school media center for its regular meeting. Agenda items include reports from personnel, approval of a one-time $50 employee Christmas bonus and hiring of a custodian. Meetings are open to the …

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  • Christmas event to be topic

    CONCORD — A discussion of the town’s financial status and an upcoming Christmas tree lighting will be among topics at tonight’s Concord City Council meeting. The public meeting will be held at 7 in the community center. For further information regarding the meeting, citizens may …

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  • Pleasant Plains to meet

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains town council will meet at 7 tonight at city hall, according to Mayor Rick Siler. The council will discuss general city business as there are no pressing matters at this time, Siler said. The meeting is open to the …

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  • Blood pressure is focus

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. Dr. Shannon Swift, internal medicine/pediatrics at White River Diagnostic Clinic, will present …

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  • Back-to-back winning seasons

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Pioneers won their second consecutive 5A-East District football championship and completed their second straight unbeaten season Thursday in Jonesboro. They started slow and trailed by a touchdown in each half before coming on strong to down the Valley View Junior …

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  • When the phone didn’t ring – Man reported missing

    A state- and nation-wide alert has been issued for an 81-year-old Batesville man who has dementia. Deputy Chris Toland said he was dispatched to 95 Reed Road to check on Milburn E. White after White did not show up at Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home to …

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  • Woman arrested on theft warrant

    After being found in possession of one and possibly three stolen credit cards and a debit card, 27-year-old Christi L. McDougal of Thida has been arrested on a charge of theft by receiving. According to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Jeff Sims, …

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  • Veteran to speak at AARP

    MOOREFIELD — Rear Admiral Bob Carius (retired) will be the featured speaker at the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at Catfish Wharf. A Dutch treat meal will begin at 11 a.m. All veterans are invited. AARP is an organization for people …

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