• WRMC moves, expands pain management clinic

    Pain management is one of the fastest growing services at White River Medical Center, Gary Bebow, WRMC administrator, told those attending an open house recently for its new WRMC Pain Management Clinic at 1700 Harrison St. The clinic moved into what used to house WRMC …

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  • Council to discuss insurance rate changes

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. tonight at city hall. The agenda includes insurance rates for the coming year, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen …

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  • Board to open project bids

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will consider bids for a Kindergarten Center project when it meets at 7 tonight in the Cave City High School Library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The directors will also consider quotes for student accident insurance for 2014-15 …

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  • Reception to honor retiring Sharp Co. Extension agent

    ASH FLAT — A reception will be held for Millie Jo Collins, who is retiring after 26 years of service to the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Sharp County annex courtroom in Ash Flat. Collins has …

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  • Hydroelectric meeting scheduled

    The Independence County Quorum Court hydroelectric committee will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the county courthouse to discuss the White River hydroelectric plants. Members of the committee are Justices of the Peace Waymon Long, Brent Henderson, Bill Cash, Lackey Moody and Kenny Hurley. All …

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  • Literacy supporters recognized

    The White River Reading Council, an affiliate of the Arkansas Reading Association, recently honored Independence County literacy supporters at a recent celebration, according to a news release. All honorees were nominated by WRRC members. This year’s Administrator of the Year award was presented to Midland …

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  • Scholarship recipients announced

    Recent high school graduates Monroe Albertson, Allison Green, Ashley Green, Sawyer Keller and Ryan Sanders were recently named 2014 recipients of the Arkansas Eastman Trust Scholarships. The scholarship program was established in 1993 to encourage and assist Independence County area students pursuing math- or science-related …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 16, 1994.

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  • Honor students named

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College has released the names of students on the President’s and Dean’s lists for the 2014 spring semester. The President’s List includes those full-time students who achieved a perfect 4.0 grade point average, while the Dean’s List is comprised of …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its May meeting in the Rider Room, First Community Bank, Batesville. Regent Anne Moore called the meeting to order and led the ritual. Dora Kate Lee served as acting chaplain. …

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  • BAT Mobile returns

    The Cadillac driver, who first ignored the stop signs and numerous flashing lights, was immediately surrounded by officers who pulled him from the car. A syringe, along with a large quantity of Honeycomb cereal fell from his pants and was strewn along the pavement while …

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  • Offices to close for holiday

    All Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day, according to County Judge Robert Griffin. However, regular trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. The Independence County Library will be closed …

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