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  • Flu shots offered in P-Plains

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Independence County Health Unit will offer flu shots at the Pleasant Plains Fire Department from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Tuesday. This flu clinic will be the same as the others, in which the health department will bill Medicaid, Medicare and …

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  • Mount Pleasant to host senior citizens dinner

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Elementary will host its annual senior citizens Christmas banquet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 11, according to a news release. The banquet began in the early 1980s with Howard Lamb, former superintendent of Mount Pleasant School District, who continues to …

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  • Boil order lifted

    CUSHMAN — The boil order for Cushman residents has been lifted, according to Leila Skelton, recorder-treasurer. “You no longer have to boil water for drinking or cooking,” she said.

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  • Harmonica player to speak at AARP

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11. Steve Moody will be the guest speaker. Moody is an employee of White River Medical Center who entertains patients with his …

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  • Gowen named regional winner for Community Banker of Year

    Washington, D.C. — The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) announced that Jim Gowen Sr., chairman of Merchants & Planters Bank in Newport, is the central regional winner for the association’s national Community Banker of the Year award. This annual award was created to recognize …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 28, 1995.

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  • BHS student writes, produces song – Proceeds from iTunes to benefit FVP

    It was in her Environmental And Spatial Technology lab class that Lauren Kuykendall was able to produce her own music, but it will be those helped by Family Violence Prevention who will benefit with each click of the mouse and 99-cent purchase via iTunes. “The …

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  • Ex county worker says he was fired for blowing whistle on fraud, abuse – County judge calls for federal investigation

    A former Independence County employee said he was fired for blowing the whistle on fraud and abuse at the White River Juvenile Detention Center. Eric Pickle pleaded his case before the Independence County Quorum Court Grievance Committee on Nov. 25, hoping to get his job …

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  • Man facing 22 counts of child porn

    MELBOURNE — A Mount Pleasant man is facing 22 counts of distributing, possession or viewing of matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child, according to a news release from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Each count charged against 22-year-old Anthony E. Padilla is a …

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  • Women accused of drugs

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne woman arrested Tuesday is being accused of selling drugs from her home, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Marcia Lynne Lunsford, 53, of 411 Larkin Road has been charged with delivery of controlled substances. “On one occasion Lunsford sold 20 …

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  • Southside choirs set ‘Winter Wonderland’

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Choir Department will present its Christmas concert, “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland,” at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Admission is free and open to the public The concert will include several …

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  • Southern Traditions offers gifts galore

    SOUTHSIDE — Just in time for Christmas, Southern Traditions Flea Market has opened its doors on Highway 167 across from the Southside High School and are ready to help local shoppers fill their Christmas wish lists. “We will have our open house Saturday with free …

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