• Quilting club being considered

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Extension Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. to determine the level of interest in a quilting club.  Membership will be open for both men and women. …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman Stuart D. Rush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 15, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Last legal hanging in White County: The central figure in the last legal hanging in White County, on April 30, 1886, George Carroll, is standing on the scaffold with his back to the camera, hands on his hips and is apparently making his farewell speech. …

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  • WWII author set to open speaker series

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville along with Citizens Bank will host its first guest as part of a new speaker series this fall. James Bradley is author of “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Flyboys” and “The Imperial Cruise” and will give his presentation, …

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  • CC teacher trains at Holocaust Museum

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students of Patricia Turnbough, a social studies teacher at Cave City Middle School, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning about the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed training this summer at the United …

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  • Eight still sought in drug roundup

    Seventeen out of 25 people have been arrested in a two-month investigation by the 16th Judicial Drug Task Force and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit. According to DTF Administrator Dale Weaver, the joint operation to identify, investigate and arrest drug dealers in Independence …

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  • Batesville calls special meeting on annexation ordinance

    The city of Batesville announces that in order to provide more comfortable accommodations for the expected large turnout of citizens concerning the proposed annexation south of the river, a special meeting of the Batesville City Council be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall …

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  • School: First-day numbers up

    A head count of students attending the first day of classes at the Batesville School District showed enrollment to be up 48 students compared to last year’s head count, Superintendent Gary Anderson told the Batesville School Board Monday night. A physical count of students on …

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  • Officers assaulted at jail, juvenile detention center

    Those already incarcerated are piling on more charges after incidents were reported at the jail and the juvenile detention center. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Fred Friar said he was dispatched to the jail on Monday after an inmate hit a guard. Friar said he talked …

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  • Concord board to discuss hiring resource officer

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally planned for Monday has been rescheduled for 7 tonight at the high school media center. Agenda items include discussion of the Wilburn property appraisal, student transfer requests, installation of a security access system at the elementary and …

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  • Pediatric cancer survivor recognized

    Danielle Brazier, 20, of Batesville was one of two pediatric cancer survivors honored this summer as graduating scholars at the CARTI Kids Dennis Jungmeyer Scholarship Awards at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock. Brazier graduated earlier this month from Arkansas Tech University where she …

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