• Council approves budget

    It took some trimming but the city of Batesville will have a balanced budget for 2013. Tuesday night, the city council adopted a budget reflecting a proposed $6.168 million total in anticipated revenues and $6.146 million in anticipated expenditures. By departments, expenditures rank as follows: …

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  • WRMC employees have heart for the community

    All throughout the year, White River Medical Center works to improve the community through education and outreach. However, with the jolly holiday season of giving upon us, the opportunity to provide support to the community is in full force, and the employees at WRMC are …

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  • Citizens Bank promotes Wilcoxon to VP

    Angela Wilcoxon has been promoted to vice president and director of loan review for The Citizens Bank. Wilcoxon, a longtime banker in the Batesville area with more than 15 years of experience in banking, will supervise both the Loan Operations Department and the Loan Review …

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  • Teen returns; another runs away

    Caitlin Gilmore, who was last seen Dec. 6, has returned home safely, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy. But, another teen, 14-year-old Shanda Lindhurst of Sulphur Rock, is now listed as a runaway. Mundy said Lindhurst hasn’t been seen by her parents since …

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  • Foster pet homes sought for holidays

    The Humane Society of Independence County and Petfinder.com are again participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. Across the country, more than 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the …

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  • Reality show to air on Christmas

    The new reality show, “Swamp’d,” that features Batesville native David McCall, will air on Christmas Day at 10 p.m. on the Animal Planet channel, according to McCall. The show was filmed at P’Maws Bait Shack in Pierre Part, La.which is owned by McCall’s friends and …

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  • Christmas Eve service set

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church in Sidney will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 5 p.m. Monday. The candlelight service will last approximately 30 minutes and is open to the community. Grace Country Church is located at 181 Highway 58 in Sidney. For more …

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  • Magness changes trash pickup

    MAGNESS — Due to the Christmas holiday, there will be no trash pickup in Magness on Dec. 25. Instead, trash will be picked up on Dec. 26. Pickup will also be held Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Meanwhile, the Magness City Council will meet Jan. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 14, 1993.

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  • Concord student awarded Leadership scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Mary Thompson of Concord has been awarded a Leadership scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Thompson is a senior at Concord High School. She is the daughter …

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  • Student receives scholarship

    HEBER SPRINGS — Danita Hayes, a student at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, recently received a $300 Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs scholarship, according to a news release. Hayes received the award based on academic success, and her contributions to Student …

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  • Lyon hires VP for advancement

    Lyon College has hired a new vice president for institutional advancement, according to a news release. Jon Vestal will begin the position Feb. 3. His duties will include securing philanthropic gifts, aligning all institutional advancement activities with the college’s mission and strategic priorities and working …

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