• DAR hosts luncheon for essay winners

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored a recent buffet luncheon for DAR essay winners at Elizabeth’s Restaurant. Also attending were parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and DAR members and guests. Anne Griffin Moore, chapter regent, welcomed everyone and introduced …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 24, 1993.

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  • Weekend traffic stops end in drug, alcohol arrests

    A Cave City man who was fleeing from police said he was giving his passenger time to get dressed. As it turns out, the man hadn’t registered his car and had drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Michael …

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  • Criminals find new ways to victimize people

    A new way to victimize people — particularly the elderly who are shopping alone — has been developed by criminals, said Steven Svetz III, investigator for the community relations division of the Arkansas Attorney General’s office. The perpetrator is concealed by ducking down in a …

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  • 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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