• County seeking site for industrial park

    Got a lot of acreage for sale? The county could sure use some. Independence County is actively seeking sites for an industrial park and is inviting the public to make suggestions. The park will need to be 100-160 acres, with easy road access, access to …

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  • Ruddell Hill Fire Department offers free Thanksgiving dinner

    It was just a few years ago Kara Baxter was delivering a plate of food as part of the Ruddell Hill Fire Department’s free community Thanksgiving dinner. The plate had gone to the wrong address, and as Baxter said, “An elderly lady answered (the door). …

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  • Changes reflected in sheriff’s activity report

    The number of cases filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office has plummeted, but that is because of a change in the way cases are reported to the courts, Sheriff Steve Jeffery says. At Tuesday night’s respective Batesville City Council and Independence County Quorum Court …

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  • BAAC plans art fair

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will hold a Christmas Art Fair with booths set up by local and area artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the BAAC art gallery at 246 E. Main St. “The Batesville Art Gallery on Main has a …

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  • Thanksgiving dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Thanksgiving dinner potluck and dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, Highway 367 North, Newport, with entertainment by the Jeannie and the Guys band. Admission is $5 and open to all ages. Guests are encouraged …

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  • Calico Rock businesses host Christmas on Park Street

    CALICO ROCK — Several Calico Rock businesses are hosting open house during the Christmas on Park Street celebration on Saturday. Participating merchants are Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy, Ozark Emergency Medical Service, Calico Rock Florist, Inner Sanctum, Vital Link, Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, Community Medical Center …

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  • Downtown Hardy has Christmas in November

    HARDY — The Hardy Garden Club and several downtown Hardy businesses are hosting Hardy’s Christmas in November on Saturday. During the event, flyers will be posted on the front doors of stores and restaurants that are participating in the gift drawing. Entry boxes will be …

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  • Holiday Gala Ball set

    JACKSONPORT — Arkansas Steel Associates of Newport and Jacksonport State Park will sponsor a Holiday Gala Ball from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The 52nd Regimental String Band of Memphis will perform melodies of the 19th century. The evening will begin …

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  • Laurel winner to sign books

    ASH FLAT — Laura Hilton will discuss and sign her latest book, “Healing Love,” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ash Flat Public Library at 11 Arnhart St. — the work is Book 1 of Hilton’s new series “The Amish of Webster …

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  • AARP offers driver safety course

    The AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 103 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, located at 2005 White Drive. The course is designed to teach proven safety strategies that enable drivers …

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  • Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville High, Southside Elementary and Middle

    Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Lindsey Barrett, Ashlein Childress, Caroline Dean, Katlyn Dowell, Kynzlie Magar, Christina Okolo, …

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