• Bonus to be discussed

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the administration board room. Agenda items include election of board officers, a resignation and discussion of a holiday bonus for employees. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • ICEDC meeting canceled

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission joint meeting with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce board scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled. It may be rescheduled at a later date, according to a news release.

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  • Greenway’s next phase to open

    A ribbon cutting for Phase II of the Batesville Greenway walking/biking trail has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday across from 1830 Chaney Drive, according to a news release from the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. “The completion of Phase II of the Batesville Greenway …

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  • Local housing board to meet

    The Spring Creek Manor Inc. board will have its annual meeting at 11 a.m. (with lunch to follow at noon) Wednesday at Fred’s Fish House, 3777 E. Harrison St., Batesville. Included on the agenda are expiring terms, election of officers, housing update, program report and …

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  • Woman allegedly admits to being burglar’s ‘lookout’

    The investigation of a local burglary ring continues to unfold with the issuance of a warrant for a Batesville woman accused of being the lookout for a man allegedly caught recently leaving a burglarized home with stolen property. In a court affidavit Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Old Independence Regional Museum recognizes volunteers

    It takes volunteers to keep the doors open at the Old Independence Regional Museum and those volunteers were honored Dec. 3 with a luncheon. As of Nov. 30, volunteers had worked a total of 5,817 hours. “Thanks so much for all you do for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 1, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The numbers for numbering the houses of the city in accordance with the city ordinance will be on hand some time next week, and a representative of the city …

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  • Board meetings planned

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board and the White River Planning and Development District Board will be Tuesday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, located at 2005 White Drive. The Solid Waste Management District Board …

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  • Library hosts sale

    The Independence County Library is currently holding its semi-annual book sale until Dec. 29. Books, compact discs, DVDs are available. Items are 25 cents each. For more information call (870) 793-8814. The library is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday; 9 a.m. to 5 …

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  • Ozarka reschedules meeting

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees has rescheduled its regular quarterly meeting for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the John E. Miller building board room at Melbourne. Action items include the approval of new hires, new technical certificates, certificates of proficiency as well as …

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  • AARP officers to be installed

    The state president of AARP, formerly known as American Association of Retired Persons, Maria Diaz-Reynolds, will install officers for the local chapter at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, located at 50 Riverbank Road, Batesville. A buffet lunch will be served at 11 a.m. …

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  • Vet recalls service in Germany

    ROSIE — It was a letter any family dreaded but one that Cornelius Burrow’s mother and father received. Now tattered at the edges and yellowed with age after years of being stored in a family Bible the letter dated April 1945 told William and Mary …

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