• Missing man found

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Milburn White has returned home and “is safe and in sound medical condition,” Sheriff Steve Jeffery said in a statement this morning. White, 81, was reported missing last week after he did not show up at Wood-Lawn …

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  • Co. departments want more

    It’s time to create a 2015 budget for Independence County and it’s the same problem as last year — not enough money and more employees are needed. The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee met on Friday to review the budget and hear from department …

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  • Veterans Day ceremony announced

    The American Legion Post 114 will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the south end of the White River Bridge (where it was held last year) in Batesville. “The American Legion Post 114 invites everyone to come out …

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  • Offices close for holiday

    Independence County government offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. However, trash and recycling will run as scheduled. The Independence County Library will be closed Tuesday and will re-open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Sharp County Courthouse will also be closed for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1995.

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  • Museum receives $2K grant

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation has accepted a $2,000 gift from First National Bank of Izard County, the completion of the bank’s Building the Future campaign pledge. For five years, the museum foundation has raised funds to purchase and renovate three historic …

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  • Thanksgiving supper set

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will have its annual Thanksgiving supper Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse near Pfeiffer. Meats, bread and drinks will be furnished by the club. Those attending are asked to bring a large side dish or dessert. Music …

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  • Guard taking donations for Family Violence Prevention

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in the upcoming special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff …

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  • Surrounding counties receive funds

    JACKSONVILLE — Several local nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties have received a total of $12,700 in donations from those who participate in First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program, according to a news release. First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up agree to have their …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Caleb Anderson, Jacob Antici, Brianna Bass, Kiarah Benton, Cindy Campos, Glendy Castillo, Mia …

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  • Quorum to hear reports

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building in downtown Batesville. The quorum court will hear from the Independence County Conservation District and reports from department heads. All meetings are open to the public.

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