• Boil order in effect

    MELBOURNE — Parts of Melbourne are under a boil order, according to information from Melbourne City Hall. The boil order is due to a leak, which is being repaired, and includes the areas of Court Street and Jumbo Road. The order will be in effect …

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  • Interlocal agreement to be discussed

    There will be an interlocal law enforcement meeting at 4 p.m. today at Batesville City Hall. The agenda will be to discuss finalizing an interlocal agreement between the city of Batesville and Independence County. The interlocal agreement will also be an agenda topic for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Dr. M.S. Craig, city health officer, announced today that the Wilford home has been released from quarantine. As many of the patrons of the city schools have been afraid …

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  • Southside Methodist holds VBS

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Methodist Church is holding vacation Bible school from 9 a.m. to noon daily through Wednesday. This year’s theme is “Operation Overboard: Dare to Go Deep with God.” Classes are available for kindergarten through sixth-grade students. The church is located at 39 Magnolia …

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  • Pageant registration announced

    Registration for Batesville pageants hosted by the White River Pageant Association will be from 2-4 p.m.  July 29 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Contestants may practice walking on stage during …

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  • State employees chapter to meet

    The Independence County chapter of the Arkansas State Employees Association will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the China King restaurant, 1238 N. St. Louis St., in Batesville. The program will be “A Cure for What Ails You” and will feature a representative from ComPsych …

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  • Cancer program set

    White River Medical Center will host “Decreasing your medical risks,” a free community health education program at noon Tuesday. Dr. Greg Neaville will present the program at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging in conference room B. Lunch will be provided.

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  • Maple Springs holds VBS

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. July 9 through 13. The theme is “Bug Zone — Transformed by Our Big God!” The church is located at 4225 Newport Road in Rosie. For a ride …

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  • Hutchins wins award

    Kaleena Hutchins, a former Lyon College student,  was one of five young harmonicists in the United States chosen to receive the William Rosebush Youth Harmonica Award, according to a news release. Winners of the award will perform in Dallas  for the annual convention of the …

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  • Sharp JPs to hear ordinance

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Sharp County Courthouse to handle a couple of items of old business, said County Judge Larry Brown. The court will consider a proposed ordinance, tabled last month, concerning the district …

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  • Quorum court meets tonight

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building. An agenda will include a handout concerning a liquor tax on the general election ballot, fire department sales tax ballot information and approval of a city and county interlocal …

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  • Fire destroys truck, trailer, hay

    Fire from an undetermined source destroyed a pickup truck, flatbed trailer and its load of hay Thursday afternoon, according to Marty Melton with the Newark Volunteer Fire Department. Melton said Chad Smart was pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with about two dozen hay bales when …

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