• Fundraising event to benefit Highland charities

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks will have a spaghetti dinner for members and guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, located at 15 Elks Drive in Cherokee Village. The meal will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Tyler King of Batesville recently enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon returning to Arkansas, King will serve with Bravo Company 2nd …

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  • Troupe d’Jour visits Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary

    Artist Hal Evans (pictured) leads an exercise during a visit from Troupe d’Jour which provided an Arts-in-Education residence at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary School recently. Evans, along with artist Tracy Elizabeth Hult, were able to lead several educational activities for the fourth- and sixth-grade classrooms. …

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  • Paxton earns certifications from ABFM

    Dr. Jason Paxton, emergency medicine physician for White River Medical Center and medical director for Caring Hands Hospice, both in Batesville, has earned his board certification in hospice and palliative medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Hospice board certification is a rigorous, comprehensive …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The old train Depot in Batesville found new life as a restaurant, according to an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Guard. Local musician Danny Dozier was impressed with the architectural details of the building and used his woodworking skills to turn it into “The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 8, 1993.

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  • Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board’s annual public meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville municipal building. Immediately following that meeting will be the board’s regular monthly meeting, according to a news release. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Board to discuss repair bid

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary cafeteria. Agenda items include recognizing Eagle Mountain Magnet for receiving a “silver recognition” from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation Healthy Schools Program and the top award received by …

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  • Holiday to close offices

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents Day. However, the regular Monday trash and recycling pickup will run in the northwest quadrant of the county as scheduled, according to Dennis Anderson of the Solid Waste Department and Terry Hastings of …

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  • Man dreams of future wife, now married 40 years

    JASPER, Ga. — Some people don’t remember their dreams the next morning, but Jim Chambers had one really outstanding dream — it was about the woman he would marry. Then, on a trip to Evening Shade during Christmas time in 1972 — he saw her …

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  • Civil War love story – Love blossoms amid nation’s deadly struggle

    Love will find a way, even during a terrible Civil War. The romance of one of Batesville’s most well-known Southern belles, Nannie Wilson, and Confederate Capt. Carroll H. Wood, which led to their marriage at Catalpa Hall slightly northeast of Batesville on Oct. 7, 1863, …

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  • Quorum court addresses police, economic development

    Law enforcement was highlighted in Tuesday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, starting with Sheriff Steve Jeffery requesting $200,000 to replace an outdated computerized cell locking system at the county jail. There currently are several door locks that are broken and new software and locks …

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