• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 26, 1993.

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  • Retirement for USDA inspector only means swapping one full-time job for another

    Teddy Evans of Batesville isn’t retiring but rather, is trading one full-time job for another. He has spent 40 years ensuring the chicken we put on our plates is safe for human consumption, but as of today he’s retiring from the U.S. Department of Agriculture …

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  • County closes on business park

    On Dec. 27, Independence County Economic Development Inc. closed on the purchase of 47 undeveloped acres located on Arkansas Highway 25, also known as White Drive, just north of Batesville, according to a news release. The property once said to be used as an “industrial …

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  • Chamber will hold 2013 Business Expo

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host its 2013 Business Expo/Awards event Jan. 23 in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. “This four-hour jam-packed marketplace features more than 75 businesses showcasing their latest products, services and …

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  • Construction highlights 2012 education news

    Construction was again on the agenda of many schools in 2012 while one acquired its first mascot, two tried same-sex classrooms and another regained its sense of community. Meanwhile, New York City came calling for one teacher, another resigned and turned himself in to police …

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  • Free identify theft prevention seminar planned

    A free seminar on preventing identity theft will be held Jan. 24 at First Community Bank’s George Rider Community Room at 1325 Harrison St. To meet the needs of those who will benefit from an identity theft seminar, two separate sessions are scheduled. A morning …

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  • Budgets, mayor to be topics at Sulphur Rock council meeting

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council’s regular monthly meeting will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. “Budgets for general and streets will be voted on,” she said. Regular monthly business such as hearing reports and reviewing …

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  • Incoming officials take oath

    Though government offices across the state were closed on Jan. 1, some, like the Independence County Courthouse, were open at least long enough to swear in newly elected government officials. In a mid-morning ceremony Independence County Circuit Judge Adam Harkey administered the oath of office …

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  • Savell joins banking team

    Karen Savell has joined the Merchants and Planters Bank team as a loan assistant, according to a news release from M&P Community Bancshares. Savell will be responsible for assisting in commercial and consumer loans and establishing and maintaining business relationships in Batesville and the surrounding …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 4 – Sunday, January 6, 2013.

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  • Artist’s works to be on display

    ASH FLAT — Local artist Terri Jo Fowler is the guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said library committee member Ina Gill. “I love all kinds of art, my favorite being oil on canvas,” Fowler said. “Sometimes my canvases range from …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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