• Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children 11 and under who eat in. …

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  • Reducing stress to be topic

    White River Medical Center will host a free community health education event on reducing stress from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Josephine Ray Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, conference room B. Guest speaker will be Tom Stalf, WRMC director of Senior Haven. …

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  • Foundation to sell chances on Jeep Compass 4×4

    MOUNTAIN VIEW— Commemorating 10 years as a non-profit foundation and charity, the Nikki Lee Atwell Foundation will sell 500 chances to win a 2013 Jeep Compass 4×4. Tickets cost $100 each. The raffle is sponsored by Altman Motor Company and Ozark Heritage Bank. Tickets are …

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  • Holiday food safety session set

    ASH FLAT — “Is It Done Yet?,” a holiday food safety mini-session, will be offered at the new Ash Flat City Library at noon Friday, said library committee member Ina Gill. The progran is free and open to the public. Most cases of the “stomach …

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  • Brewer set to celebrate 80th year

    GREERS FERRY — Howard Brewer will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Budd Creek Baptist Camp in Greers Ferry. He requests no gifts, but donations may be made to the Tabernacle Fund at Budd Creek. Birthday cards …

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  • 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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