• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 3, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO The formal opening of the Crouch Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening was the outstanding civic and social event of the fall season in Batesville. According to the registrar’s …

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  • Biard forged path in radio, public service

    Joe Biard always got a laugh about being the one who tore down the old KBTA radio station near the White River. After all, he had worked for — and was part owner of — KBTA for a number of years, but tearing down the …

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  • Businesses report counterfeit money

    A man may have gotten away with using a fake $100 bill to buy a brand new pair of shoes and socks, but the police are looking for him. Independence County Deputy Kody Headley said he was called to The Shoe Department on Eagle Mountain …

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  • Ceremony recognizes local Arkansas Scholars – State program began 20 years ago in Independence County

    Students who have been named Arkansas Scholars in schools from Fort Smith to El Dorado and more than 90 in between only have Independence County to thank. What began in Batesville between the county’s eight school districts and various business leaders in 1994 is now …

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  • A hand up: Local agency helps disabled persons join the workforce

    Whatever might be standing in the way of someone with a disability getting a job or an education, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) may be able to help. ARS recently held an open house hoping to increase awareness of services it provides to persons with disabilities. …

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  • Bone marrow drive planned

    The Compass Church of Batesville will hold a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on the Lyon College campus. The registration drive is being held to help individuals learn more about the donation process …

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  • Library sets Fine Free Days

    The Independence County Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19 by offering Fine Free Days from April 13-30. Patrons can return overdue books and materials to the library and won’t be penalized. The fines will be removed from their accounts. For more information call …

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  • Quorum court to recognize basketball teams

    The Independence County Quorum Court will recognize the Cedar Ridge High school basketball team for it 2A State Basketball Championship and the Concord High School for its 1A State Basketball Championship at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building …

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  • Concord council to hear reports

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the Concord Community Center for its April business meeting, said Mayor Warren Rone. The aldermen will hear reports, review outstanding bills and handle any other business that arises.

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School of Batesville will have its monthly board meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Retired teachers to meet

    Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at U.S. Pizza. The speaker will be Susie Cover from Court Appointed Special Advocates. The event is open to all retired school personnel. For more information call Sue Smith at (870) 793-5099.

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  • Gospel singing announced

    North Central Arkansas Southern Gospel Singing Convention will be at 6 tonight and 5 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Heights Baptist Church. Featured will be Heaven’s Echoes, Weston and Christy Hinson, the Kinsmen, N Him Trio and the Velvet Ridge Singers. Admission is free. Donations will …

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