• Inmate attempts sucide

    An inmate with a noose around his neck jumped just as a jailer was walking into his cell and he was taken to the hospital for observation. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence county jail, according to the report. Officer Jason …

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  • Gun show announced

    SEARCY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the White County Fairgrounds, located at 802 Davis Drive in Searcy. A large selection of new and used rifles, shotguns, handguns, …

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  • Woman dies in SC crash

    A Batesville woman is dead and another hospitalized after a Wednesday morning accident in South Carolina. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his office was notified and asked to contact the families of Debra Gwyn Spohr and Bonnie Sutton. According to a newspaper report, Spohr …

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  • Ribbons of Hope yard sale to benefit cancer patients

    A Ribbons of Hope benefit yard sale will be held in front of Batesville Oncology office, 1710 Harrison St., Batesville from 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Ribbons of Hope is a fund managed by White River Health System Foundation that provides travel and medication assistance to …

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  • 2 early voting sites revealed

    Early voting in Independence County will begin Monday at the First United Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville and at the Southside Food Pantry building at Southside School on Scott Drive. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. …

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  • Cave City school board to discuss conference

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Agenda items include discussion of financial and personnel reports and the upcoming Arkansas School Boards Association conference. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Moorefield meets tonight

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield Town Council will meet at 6:30 tonight in the Moorefield Town Hall. This will be the regular monthly meeting of the council, which was postponed from last Thursday due to several members being out of town, according to Paul Barrett, recorder/treasurer. …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Ethel O. Miller Community Center chili fundraiser, Bethel A.M.E. Fellowship Hall, Ninth and Oak streets, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. Call 501-569-6774. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • “Teenage Mutant Ninja …

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  • Hardy holds visual arts showcase, sale

    HARDY — The Fifth Annual Ozark Visual Arts Showcase and Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the former Iberia Bank, located at the corner of Main and Spring streets in Hardy. A …

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  • Diabetes support meeting set

    The October meeting of the diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. A special guest speaker will discuss living …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 9, 1995.

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  • WRHS: Private Option helping people

    The Arkansas Private Option uses federal Medicaid dollars to purchase health insurance for families with income less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($31,000 for a family of four). These families, approximately 250,000 Arkansans, were previously unable to obtain affordable insurance or qualify …

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