• Club News

    Sharp County EHC ASH FLAT — Sharp County Extension Homemakers Club held its board meeting Oct. 25. Each club was represented, and a discussion of community projects was the topic of the day. An event is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 16 – Sunday, November 18, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 9, 1993.

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  • Construction to start soon on new soccer complex

    City officials hope to open the new soccer complex in time for the fall 2013 season, Batesville Parks Director Jeff Owens said. After the first round of soccer complex bids came in at higher-than-projected estimates, the city had to go through another round of bidding. …

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  • County seeking site for industrial park

    Got a lot of acreage for sale? The county could sure use some. Independence County is actively seeking sites for an industrial park and is inviting the public to make suggestions. The park will need to be 100-160 acres, with easy road access, access to …

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  • Ruddell Hill Fire Department offers free Thanksgiving dinner

    It was just a few years ago Kara Baxter was delivering a plate of food as part of the Ruddell Hill Fire Department’s free community Thanksgiving dinner. The plate had gone to the wrong address, and as Baxter said, “An elderly lady answered (the door). …

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  • Changes reflected in sheriff’s activity report

    The number of cases filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office has plummeted, but that is because of a change in the way cases are reported to the courts, Sheriff Steve Jeffery says. At Tuesday night’s respective Batesville City Council and Independence County Quorum Court …

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  • BAAC plans art fair

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will hold a Christmas Art Fair with booths set up by local and area artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the BAAC art gallery at 246 E. Main St. “The Batesville Art Gallery on Main has a …

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  • Thanksgiving dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Thanksgiving dinner potluck and dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, Highway 367 North, Newport, with entertainment by the Jeannie and the Guys band. Admission is $5 and open to all ages. Guests are encouraged …

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  • Calico Rock businesses host Christmas on Park Street

    CALICO ROCK — Several Calico Rock businesses are hosting open house during the Christmas on Park Street celebration on Saturday. Participating merchants are Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy, Ozark Emergency Medical Service, Calico Rock Florist, Inner Sanctum, Vital Link, Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, Community Medical Center …

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  • Downtown Hardy has Christmas in November

    HARDY — The Hardy Garden Club and several downtown Hardy businesses are hosting Hardy’s Christmas in November on Saturday. During the event, flyers will be posted on the front doors of stores and restaurants that are participating in the gift drawing. Entry boxes will be …

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  • Holiday Gala Ball set

    JACKSONPORT — Arkansas Steel Associates of Newport and Jacksonport State Park will sponsor a Holiday Gala Ball from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The 52nd Regimental String Band of Memphis will perform melodies of the 19th century. The evening will begin …

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