• Gospel singing set

    BANNER — Banner Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Ricky Treat will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, and Joel Lewis will be the speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday will be homecoming day with Craig Wilson speaking at 10:30 a.m. …

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  • Kids’ cooking club forming

    The Independence County 4-H program will start a free cooking club for children in grades four and up at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Independence County Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. A permanent meeting date and time will be decided …

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  • Newark council to meet

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will meet for its regular session at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Newark Municipal Building. The council, which normally meets the second Tuesday of the month, will go over routine departmental monthly reports, recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said.

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  • Memorial service set for Saturday for Coe ancestor

    The descendants of Thomas Lee Coe and Richard Bland Coe will hold a memorial service for their great-grandfather James Milton Akins. The service will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Cemetery in Jackson County. “This cemetery is located on Road 226, west of …

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  • Woman sought in burglaries

    With hidden camera photos for evidence, two warrants have been issued for 42-year-old Lori D. Howard for breaking into two residences and taking property. In a court affidavit in the first incident, Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Kyle Williford said Howard was identified Sept. 21 on …

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  • County plans flu clinics

    The Independence County Health Unit of the Arkansas Department of Health will be giving flu vaccines during the week of Oct. 20-24, announced Sonia Nix, county administrator. Clinics will be held on the following: • Oct. 20 — Newark City Hall, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

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  • Izard County establishes community service program

    MELBOURNE — Izard County has formally established a community service program, District Judge David E. Miller and Sheriff Tate Lawrence have announced. The program will focus primarily on those who have not paid their court fines and have been arrested for failure to pay. Miller …

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  • Civil War group to hear about Jefferson Davis

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Drew Hodges will present a program entitled “The Life of Jefferson Davis Before the War.” A history professor at the …

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  • Budget committee to discuss proposals

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will hold a meeting at 5 this evening at the county courthouse to discuss 2015 budget proposals. Members of this committee include Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. All meetings are open to …

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  • Izard historians to hear about railroad work

    BROCKWELL — William Baker will be the guest speaker at the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Izard County Senior Center south of Brockwell. The meeting is open to the public. Baker’s talk will focus on the White …

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  • Banner Church to hold gospel meeting

    BANNER — Banner Church of Christ will have a gospel meeting Friday through Sunday. Ricky Treat will speak at 7 p.m. Friday, and Joel Lewis will be the speaker at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday will be homecoming day with Craig Wilson speaking at 10:30 a.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 28, 1995.

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