• JPs to discuss fire district fee

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Sharp County Courthouse to consider two ordinances concerning the Williford Fire District, according to an agenda for the meeting. At issue is a proposed $25 per year fire protection fee …

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  • BHS, Sears partner up

    Batesville’s Sears Hometown Store at 2395 Harrison St. has announced a partnership with Batesville High School in which the store “will make an automatic contribution to Batesville and additional contributions will be available to the school through a Tip Off Tuesday coupon offer,” according to …

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  • Shopping volunteers sought

    Volunteers are needed to assist children shopping with the Shop with a Cop program on Tuesday, according to a news release. Each child will be given a gift card, assigned to a volunteer who will go with them as they shop, keep a running total …

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  • Theater approves schedule

    The Batesville Community Theatre board has approved the productions for the upcoming season. Performances will start with “The Civil War Chronicles II,” the follow-up to the historical account of the Civil War in the Independence County area, “Civil War Chronicles I.” Dr. George Lankford, historian, …

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  • Knitting, crocheting group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Chamber hosts workshop

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Comfort Suites to host a Welcome to Arkansas First Impressions Guest Service Workshop recently. The workshop, held in the new Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus, was attended by several representatives from area businesses, including Comfort …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • State police probe to focus on grants

    Grant money is the new focus. Requirements for an audit of Health Resources of Arkansas’ financial dealings over the past three years have changed, state police Special Agent Wendall Jines said Thursday. Jines told the HRA committee that he will not require a forensic audit …

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  • Man fakes heart attack to escape police at hospital

    A man who reportedly faked a heart attack to get away from police is being held under a $65,000 bond for felony commercial burglary, breaking and entering and theft of property during a Dec. 3 incident at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. In …

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  • Conspiracy show featuring Mountain View airs — finally

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Is there a conspiracy behind the television show “Conspiracy Theory”? Is someone asking too many questions? And are there efforts to keep certain things quiet? As part of its show about the Ozarks, “Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura” visited Mountain View in …

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  • Dog bites Charlotte jogger

    Although there has never been an issue with aggressive dogs in the area before, a Charlotte man was attacked in the roadway and bitten Thursday afternoon. David Jones told Deputy Wayne Green that he and his wife were running in the area of Center Grove …

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  • Carters to be honored at parade

    CAVE CITY — Grand marshals for the Cave City Christmas Parade, which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday, are the Carter family in honor of the late Billy George Carter and Johnny Wayne Carter, said Carolyn Wammack, one of the organizers. The parade theme is “Christmas …

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