• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 8, 1993.

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board’s annual public meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville municipal building. Immediately following that meeting will be the board’s regular monthly meeting, according to a news release. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Board to discuss repair bid

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary cafeteria. Agenda items include recognizing Eagle Mountain Magnet for receiving a “silver recognition” from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program and the top award received by …

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  • Holiday to close offices

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. However, the regular Monday trash and recycling pickup will run in the northwest quadrant of the county as scheduled, according to Dennis Anderson of the Solid Waste Department and Terry Hastings of …

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  • Man dreams of future wife, now married 40 years

    JASPER, Ga. — Some people don’t remember their dreams the next morning, but Jim Chambers had one really outstanding dream — it was about the woman he would marry. Then, on a trip to Evening Shade during Christmas time in 1972 — he saw her …

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  • Civil War love story – Love blossoms amid nation’s deadly struggle

    Love will find a way, even during a terrible Civil War. The romance of one of Batesville’s most well-known Southern belles, Nannie Wilson, and Confederate Capt. Carroll H. Wood, which led to their marriage at Catalpa Hall slightly northeast of Batesville on Oct. 7, 1863, …

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  • Quorum court addresses police, economic development

    Law enforcement was highlighted in Tuesday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, starting with Sheriff Steve Jeffery requesting $200,000 to replace an outdated computerized cell locking system at the county jail. There currently are several door locks that are broken and new software and locks …

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  • Man accused of shoplifting women’s underwear, other items

    Batesville Walmart prevention loss officer Ryan Martin told police Tuesday afternoon that he observed 26-year-old John E. Rone of Hyde Road, Melbourne, conceal several items on his person and leave the store without paying for them. Deputy Mike Price said Rone was detained and the …

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  • Ozarka accepting LPN applications

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is currently accepting applications for the fall 2013 licensed practical nursing program through April 1. The program is currently available at Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View. To enroll, students should visit www.ozarka.edu and complete the online application for admission and …

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  • United Way deadline nearing

    Marty Lehman, chairman of the Agency Relations Committee for the United Way of Independence County, has announced that applications are due to the United Way office for the year 2014 United Way funding on or before Feb. 22. Any applications received after that date will …

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  • Arkansas Eastman scholarship applications being accepted

    Applications for the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarship are now available. The scholarship is established to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing a mathematics- or science-related career. Each year, a limited number of scholarships, not to exceed $2,000, are awarded to graduating high school …

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  • Vendors sought for spring flea market

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair Association will sponsor the 10th Annual Spring Fairgrounds Flea Market in conjunction with the Salem Chamber of Commerce Community Yard Sales April 12 and 13. Vendors will set up in the morning of April 12. Secure inside vendor space …

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