• Local housing board to meet

    The Spring Creek Manor Inc. board will have its annual meeting at 11 a.m. (with lunch to follow at noon) Wednesday at Fred’s Fish House, 3777 E. Harrison St., Batesville. Included on the agenda are expiring terms, election of officers, housing update, program report and …

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  • Woman allegedly admits to being burglar’s ‘lookout’

    The investigation of a local burglary ring continues to unfold with the issuance of a warrant for a Batesville woman accused of being the lookout for a man allegedly caught recently leaving a burglarized home with stolen property. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Old Independence Regional Museum recognizes volunteers

    It takes volunteers to keep the doors open at the Old Independence Regional Museum and those volunteers were honored Dec. 3 with a luncheon. As of Nov. 30, volunteers had worked a total of 5,817 hours. “Thanks so much for all you do for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 1, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The numbers for numbering the houses of the city in accordance with the city ordinance will be on hand some time next week, and a representative of the city …

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  • Board meetings planned

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the White River Planning and Development District Board will be Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, located at 2005 White Drive. The Solid Waste Management District Board …

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  • Library hosts sale

    The Independence County Library is currently holding its semi-annual book sale until Dec. 29. Books, compact discs, DVDs are available. Items are 25 cents each. For more information call (870) 793-8814. The library is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 …

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  • Ozarka reschedules meeting

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees has rescheduled its regular quarterly meeting for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the John E. Miller building board room at Melbourne. Action items include the approval of new hires, new technical certificates, certificates of proficiency as well as …

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  • AARP officers to be installed

    The state president of AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons, Maria Diaz-Reynolds, will install officers for the local chapter at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, located at 50 Riverbank Road, Batesville. A buffet lunch will be served at 11 a.m. …

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  • Vet recalls service in Germany

    ROSIE — It was a letter any family dreaded but one that Cornelius Burrow’s mother and father received. Now tattered at the edges and yellowed with age after years of being stored in a family Bible the letter dated April 1945 told William and Mary …

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  • Police make arrests in local theft ring

    Two people are in jail after police raided a home in Batesville Thursday afternoon that was being used to store items taken in recent local burglaries. “Based on information obtained through several investigations, detectives from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at …

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  • Stabbing victim ID’d

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The body of a man found dead in Baxter County has been identified as 20-year-old Roy Lee Hogans of Strawberry, Sheriff John Montgomery announced Thursday. At around 10:30 Wednesday night, Baxter County sheriff’s officers and Baxter Regional Ambulance Service were responding to …

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  • A time of remembrance, a time of caring

    It was an event Carole Blue of Newark didn’t want to miss this year even if it meant taking off work to do so. “It’s so wonderful and so emotional,” she said as more than two dozen guests and employees filled the office of Caring …

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