• Concord hires marshal

    CONCORD — A former officer for both Van Buren County and Cleburne County has gone to work as city marshal in Concord, said Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone. Jody Boerner, 38, went to work on Aug. 12, Rone said. Boerner, from Tumbling Shoals, will spend two …

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  • Southside water to hear about meter radio system

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will  hear an update on the system-wide meter radio read change out system when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The agenda also includes a …

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  • Sewer rates to be discussed

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will start the process of raising sewer rates when it meets at 7 tonight in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Amy Goyne. Jimmy McDaniel Jr. was hired recently to replace John Long as the water department employee. …

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  • Aldermen to hear reports

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business meeting, said Mayor Rick Siler. Monthly departmental reports and a review of bills are the only items on the agenda.

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  • Council has light agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes three reappointment to city boards, reports from City Engineer Damon Johnson and the sheriff’s department as well as comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the …

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  • Ribbon cutting set for hangar

    The Batesville Regional Airport will have a ribbon cutting ceremony for its new hangar at 1 p.m. Wednesday at 305 Runway Road, Hangar 62.. The airport is located at 1126 Batesville Blvd.

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  • AARP to hold annual picnic

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its annual picnic on the river at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Riverside Park in Pavilion #3. Members are asked to bring their own brown bag lunches. Drinks will be furnished. The event is open to all members and their …

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  • Retirement reception planned

    OIL TROUGH — A retirement reception will be held for Gaylord Freeman at 6 p.m. Saturday at Oil Trough Community Center. Freeman will retire in September after 34 years in the propane industry. He has worked for Reeves Propane in Southside for the past 14 …

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  • Needle works club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross stitch. Experienced crafters who would …

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  • Guidelines given for avoiding head injuries

    SEARCY — School is back in session and athletic programs are revving up for the fall season. Unfortunately, with the increase in activity, there is also an increase in head injuries. Sherwood Urgent Care, an affiliate of Urgent Team, encourages families to be on the …

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  • Senior citizens especially advised to get flu shot

    The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult. An estimated 226,000 Americans will be hospitalized this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 are estimated to die from flu-related illnesses. Adults …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1995.

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