• Simple Solutions for the Holiday Hostess

    The holidays are right around the corner — are you ready? According to a recent survey conducted by The Pampered Chef, women still prepare more than half of all the family meals and take on at least 60 percent of all domestic duties (think: laundry, …

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  • Batesville Water System receives quality award

    The Arkansas Department of Health announced recently that the Batesville Water System has been awarded a Water Fluoridation Quality Award from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fluoridation is the adjustment of fluoride in the water to a level that is optimal for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 28, 1993.

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  • Residents tossing money into trash

    Recycling doesn’t just save the environment — it also helps the county’s bottom line, but many residents are throwing money away. Recyclables are sold by the county and the funds help pay for the Independence County Recycling Center facility, operations and maintenance. The recycling program …

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  • No seat belts, music end in meth arrest

    Terry R. Turner knew he was caught — and allegedly owned up to having meth when police questioned him. Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods said he was on patrol in Batesville just before noon Friday when he saw a blue Toyota pickup truck occupied by …

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  • Christmas party set at museum

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host its sixth annual Old Fashioned Family Christmas Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. Admission is free. “This is the final installment of the museum’s popular Family Day series for 2012,” she said. …

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  • Forgers, others sentenced

    Sixteenth Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp recently handed down several sentences in Independence County Circuit Court: • Donald Hutto Harwood was sentenced to five years probation for first-degree forgery. • Jeff Lindsey Hall was sentenced to 18 months in a regional corrections facility and three years probation …

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  • Man faces 10 felony charges

    HEBER SPRINGS — A pursuit, which began in downtown Pangburn over the weekend ended in a fight with officers at 250 Hooper Lane near Lobo Landing, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release. Robert Hooper, 51, was taken into custody at the …

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  • Angel Tree to be topic

    CAVE CITY — The speaker for this week’s Cave City Kiwanis Club will be representative from the Angel Tree program, according to a news release. The club meets at noon on Thursdays in the Cave City Community Center. The event is open to the public.

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  • Ozarka names ‘Outstanding Alum’

    MELBOURNE — Hannah Miller-McWilliams recently was recognized as Ozarka College’s Outstanding Alumni at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year College’s annual all-star Brunch in Hot Springs. Each year, AATYC recognizes outstanding alumni from each of the state’s 22 two-year colleges. Miller-McWilliams completed 45 hours at Ozarka …

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  • Local student named to Who’s Who

    JONESBORO — A group of 40 outstanding students at ASU have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at Arkansas State University for 2012. Area students include: Danielle R. Goodwin of Batesville and Miranda D. Brink of Hardy. …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Elementary, Izard County Consolidated

    Southside Elementary School Editors note: Southside Elementary first-, second- and third-graders are assigned project-based report cards rather than ones with letter grades as a part of the new Common Core state standards. Principal Glenda Mueller said student progress is now measured by whether or not …

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