• Habitat thrift store to cut ribbon 

    The Habitat for Humanity thrift store will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony at 2 p.m. Thursday at 392 Harrison St. The thrift store will be a fundraiser for the Habitat for Humanity of Independence County. Habitat for Humanity’s vision is a world where everyone has …

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  • Pryor’s Mobile Office to be in Independence, Sharp counties

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will head to this area to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Pryor invites Arkansans to visit with his staff at the following stops: Wednesday …

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  • Miners Day to be discussed

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center. Agenda items include discussion of the Miners Day celebration and new bathrooms for the city park. Bills will be reviewed and reports will be heard from the water department …

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  • C-Ridge board to hear reports

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will receive a number of presentations including one for the quiz bowl and show teams when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items also include the annual report to the public, …

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  • Water board to meet

    The regular monthly Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building on Main Street. The board meets the third Tuesday of each month.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 9, 1995.

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  • Canning workshop offered

    The River Valley Canners, a part of the Extension Homemakers Council, will host a food preservation workshop at 1 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Service located at 1770 Myers St. The workshop will teach how to can salsa and dehydrate fruit. …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. The speaker will be Dr. Mark Davis, who will discuss vision health related to diabetes. The meeting is free …

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  • District fair axes pageants

    MELBOURNE — North Central Arkansas District Fair officials have made the decision to cancel all district fair beauty pageants and the youth talent contest this year, according to a news release. Independence County is part of the northcentral district. “This cancellation is due to the …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Mildew on crape myrtles, indoor plant lighting, taking soil samples, blue smoke trees

    I have something white on my crape myrtles. It looks kind of like powder. What is it and will it hurt my plants? The substance is most likely powdery mildew. It forms whitish spots on the surface of the leaf, causing interference with the plants …

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  • Thousands of school supplies, hundreds of shoes collected

    Confidence for a child may come in the form of a new backpack or pair of shoes. For parents unable to afford them, it could mean struggling to find a way to pay. First came the collecting, then came the distributing, but for Deanna Green, …

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  • Felon gets 60 years for kidnapping

    It’s the reason many people are afraid to answer their door to a stranger. Last October a woman answered her door to an unknown man and was then kidnapped and assaulted. The crime shocked the community and on Thursday Jeremiah Thomas Childers was sentenced in …

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