• Retired teachers to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Independence County Retired Teachers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Hitchin’ Post Restaurant in Melbourne. This will be a joint meeting with the Izard County Retired Teachers. Mary Alice Hughes will speak about insurance issues of immediate concern to retired …

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  • Colonial Dames to hold program

    Mary Place Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVCII Century will hold its first meeting at 11 a.m. Monday at the home of Jo Kilduff, located at 822 Donaghey Ave. in Conway. The program will be about the variety of flags that have flown over the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 29, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This big tin-top barn, as the photographer called it, located at Marcella can barely be seen when passing, he wrote several years ago when he took the picture. He said it was located near another barn and an old log school.    

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  • Batesville artist earns fellowship

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards. The following recipients were selected by a jury of professional artists, writers, performers and art …

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  • Lyon receives funds for dorms

    Lyon College has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the trustees of the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust to help fund two new residence halls currently under construction, according to a news release. Most grants from the Sturgis trust are for one year; however, …

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  • Judge: County stands to lose $326K – If incorporated, Southside could sign interlocal for services

    What has become an all-out battle between some Southside residents and Batesville city officials will affect everyone in the county if the annexation (or possible incorporation) comes to pass, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Money that is now allotted to police protection, fire, …

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  • Breaking and entering, thefts reported

    A number of thefts are currently under investigation by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Debbie Anderson of 955 Bethesda Road reported a Miller welder/accessories, a Husqvarna chain saw and miscellaneous hand tools, valued at $3,350, stolen sometime Monday night. The welder, mounted on a homemade …

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  • Dancing with Izard Co. stars to benefit Dream Riders charity

    MELBOURNE — Timing. Laughing. Blaming. As couples took to the stage to practice for their performances, some were admitting to being nervous as the deadline approaches. Six couples will be “Dancing with the Stars” at a charity event scheduled for 6:30 Saturday night at Ozarka …

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  • White River’s Got Talent lineup named

    First Community Bank and Bad Boy Inc. have announced the 2014 finalists for the White River’s Got Talent competition.   This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county area, representing a variety of numbers, including an Elvis tribute performance of “Return to …

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  • Chamber to host supervisor training

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Basic Supervisor Training” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank located at 1325 Harrison St. Basic supervisor training is designed to help companies avoid legal action that …

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  • Quorum court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter (library) building located at 368 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. Justices of the peace will discuss county matters and hear reports from department heads. All meetings are open …

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