• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 10, 1995.

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  • Chain saw safety classes set for two days in October

    The Rural Fire Protection Program based at Solgohachia is offering two local chain saw safety classes, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Extension system and the state Natural Resources Conservation District, said Ricki Gilbert of the NRCD Emergency responders, road crews, disaster teams and …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Japanese maples, autumn clematis, spiders, next year’s garden

    Why is my Japanese maple so top heavy? Do I trim it or prop it up? Also, I have little plants coming up underneath it so is it possible it is reseeding itself? You should not have to “prop it up,” so before you start …

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  • Habitat, MSB receive grants

    Two local organization are getting a helping hand from one Texas business. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has announced it has awarded $225,000 through its Partnership Grant Program to assist 23 community-based organizations with their operational needs and Habitat for Humanity of Independence …

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  • Suspect flees

    A Batesville man who was held at gunpoint by a property owner for allegedly breaking and entering a shop building is being sought by police after he fled the scene. Officers said they received a call shortly after 2 p.m. near Highway 167 and Antioch …

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  • Painting a picture of mental illness – Alternative Opportunities to hold art expo

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, the paintings done by the clients of Alternative Opportunities (AO) are likely filled with words such as “pride,” “accomplishment” and “I can do it.” The public will have an opportunity to see …

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  • Residents respond to library survey

    Almost 400 county residents let their opinions be heard in a survey released this summer by the Independence County Library. The results were presented to the county library board recently and will be used as the facility continues forming its strategic plan for moving forward …

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  • Sharp County sees decrease in sales tax revenue

    ASH FLAT — Sales tax revenue received in Sharp County in August was down $3,300, the county’s quorum court learned on Sept. 8 during its regular meeting. “All members were present,” said County Judge Larry Brown. “They reviewed all reports from county officials. It was …

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  • Cave officials discuss well

    CAVE CITY — The City of Cave City has found some property that already has a well on it and is in discussions with the landowners concerning the possibility of the city purchasing it for another water source, said Mayor Ron Burge. The property is …

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  • ‘Door to Door’ lunch offered by chamber

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce will host a “Door to Door” lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 2 in the Maxfield Room at Lyon College. A presentation will begin at noon and will recap key legislative accomplishments …

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  • UACCB to honor Lassiter

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and First Community Bank will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall located on the campus of UACCB. Former UACCB Chancellor Dr. Jack Lassiter will be …

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  • C-Ridge public report is tonight

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will have its annual report to the public at 7 tonight in the Newark Elementary cafeteria. The Cedar Ridge School Board will also have its regular monthly meeting to include discussion of financial and personnel reports. Meetings are …

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