• Library board to meet

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College St. Library activities will be discussed.

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  • From soldier to CEO – Vital Link names new chief

    With 25 years in the military, Karen Ryan knows all about working as a team, performing under pressure and staying calm when lives are at stake. Now, she’s going from the armed forces to the ambulance bay, as this soldier has been named the new …

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  • Man cited for endangerment

    When Michael K. Lombardo of Newark visited a local bank Friday he should have taken his two grandchildren, ages 4 and 5, inside with him. Instead, he allegedly left them outside in his vehicle with the motor running. Carla Middleton called police around 11:15 a.m. …

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  • Newspapers In Education week kicks off today

    To help with her language arts skills Naomi Smith turns to the newspaper. From long vowel and short vowel sounds, nouns, both common and proper, the fourth-grader finds them all using the comics in the Batesville Daily Guard. As a parent who home-schools her children, …

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  • Bank slates grand opening

    Liberty Bank of Arkansas will open its new Harrison Street branch at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Festivities will include a ribbon-cutting, tours and an opportunity to register for a chance to win $1,000 in cash, according to Kevin S. Rose, community bank president. The 4,700-square-foot facility …

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  • Board changes meeting date

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board agreed to move its next meeting up one week rather than the third Tuesday of the month due to that week being spring break for students. The board’s next meeting will be at 7 p.m. March 12 at …

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  • Quarterly meeting scheduled

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the White River Planning and Development District Board have been scheduled for Tuesday in the Edwards Commons Building, located at 2300 Highland Road on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. The …

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  • Gospel singing set for weekend

    The North Central Arkansas Southern Gospel Singing Convention will be held at 6 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday at Ramsey Heights Baptist Church. Entertainers will include Heaven’s Echoes, Weston & Christy Hinson, The Voyagers, Ransomed, N Him Trio and the Velvet Ridge Singers. Admission …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 23, 1993.

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  • Fair decision still pending

    LITTLE ROCK — For the moment, the North Central Arkansas District Fair is staying put. House Bill 1385 requesting approval to move the district fair from Izard to Cleburne County was killed after nearly two hours of testimony and state Rep. John Payton of Wilburn …

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  • One held in tot’s death

    NEWPORT (AP) — Police in Newport say they’re holding a potential suspect in the shooting death of a 1-year-old baby and the wounding of a woman. Authorities said Thursday the suspect is 35-year-old Robert Friar and he was expected to make his first court appearance …

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  • Man sought in Newark shooting

    Rosemary Hernandez denied she was shot, but authorities didn’t believe her, and now a Newark man is facing charges for the shooting she claimed never happened. A warrant, with a $150,000 bond, has been issued for 29-year-old Ernesto Trevino in the shooting of Hernandez, 26, …

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