• Cattlemen meeting is Thursday

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Independence-Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday at Tadpole’s Restaurant in Pleasant Plains. The cost is $5 per person.

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  • NADC board to hold meeting

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. (NADC) board of directors will hold a quarterly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Directors will hear reports on programs such as Head Start, low- income home energy assistance and outreach, workforce investment, YouthBuild …

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  • Ozarka College Foundation schedules Ladies’ Luncheon

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozarka College Foundation has announced it will host the second annual Ladies’ Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 15 at the Ozark Heritage Bank Student Commons Area on the Ozarka College-Mountain View campus, 1800 College Drive. “This year’s event …

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  • Health insurance options to be discussed at enrollment fair

    Arkansans in need of health insurance are invited to attend an enrollment fair from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Christian Health Center inside of Believers Community Church. Information will be made available about health insurance available through the new Health Insurance Marketplace, and licensed guides …

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  • Arkansas cattle industry on rebound after drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas ranchers are rebuilding their herds after culling animals during a lengthy drought. The state’s cattle industry suffered $128 million in damage in a 2012 drought, the economic effects of which stretched into 2013. Nationally, cattle numbers are the lowest they …

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  • Stirlings donate $2,500 to Ozarka capital campaign

    MELBOURNE — Guy and Joan Stirling of Violet Hill have committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. “From the first semester I taught at Ozarka College in 1996, I was enthralled with the opportunities it offered …

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  • River Valley Canners meeting set for Thursday

    River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office in Batesville. The guest speaker will be Chester Clark, Master Gardener of Independence County. He will be speaking about growing tomatoes. The club will sample some canned …

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  • Ozarka-Ash Flat to offer intro to computers

    ASH FLAT—The Ozarka College continuing education department will offer a six-week introduction to computers course at the Ash Flat campus. The course will begin Friday, and will be held each Friday through March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuition is $25 and will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 9, 1994.

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  • Group forms to keep Independence County dry

    More than 170 people gathered Thursday night at the Southside Middle School for one purpose — to keep Independence County a dry county. Some citizens say allowing alcohol sales in the county not only goes against their moral beliefs but will harm the quality of …

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  • 2 arrested with meth

    According to 16th Drug Task Force Administrator Dale Weaver, the arrest in Jonesboro of two Batesville men with methamphetamine valued at approximately $600,000 is part of an investigation several agencies have been working on for some time. Thursday afternoon, the DTF and Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Mount Pleasant man found dead

    MELBOURNE — No foul play is suspected in the death of a Mount Pleasant man last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Early Tuesday morning, Izard County deputies and the Arkansas State Police were dispatched to a field off of Lafferty Road in …

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