• Commodities to be distributed

    The Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Northcentral Arkansas Development Council office, located at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. A variety of items will be distributed. All applicants will need to be recertified before or on the date of …

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  • Magazine tour coming to Batesville

    The Rothbart brothers will bring their “My Heart is an Idiot: Found Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour” to Batesville at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. “The show will feature more treasures from the magazine, shared by Davy Rothbart, with music …

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  • Ozarka-Ash Flat sets art show

    ASH FLAT — Art students currently enrolled at Ozarka College at Ash Flat will present up to 70 pieces of original artwork at their annual end of semester showcase. The event is free and open to the public. The art may be viewed in the …

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  • 4-H contest winners move on to district

    SOUTHSIDE — Several Independence County 4-H’ers will be moving on to district competition after participating in the county Illustrated Talks and Demonstrations competition on Nov. 12 at Southside Middle School. Thirty-seven 4-H’ers participated in the local contest. The winners in the junior and senior divisions …

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  • MITM salutes those who serve

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show invited all veterans to attend its annual Veterans Tribute Show on Nov. 17 at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre. This show is held annually in November for local and area veterans and every serviceman and servicewoman in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 24, 1993.

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  • Justices OK Sharp Co. budget

    ASH FLAT —Thanks to a budget committee meeting the previous week, the Sharp County Quorum Court took only 50 minutes to approve a 2013 budget during a regular meeting Monday — and the budget is less than the 2012 budget, said County Judge Larry Brown. …

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  • Christmas Brings Hope – Donation pickup to be Sunday

    Officials with Christmas Brings Hope are hoping many residents will leave their porch lights on Sunday with plenty of nonperishable items on their doorsteps to collect. Those wanting to donate food for the annual Christmas Brings Hope project in which boxes are filled and given …

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  • JPs cut law enforcement – Recommendations move to full quorum court

    With a budget still in the red, major cuts were made to the Independence County law enforcement budget Thursday night. Independence County employees are one step closer to their 2-percent raise but it will come at the expense of law enforcement, under a recommendation of …

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  • Class helps women with cancer ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

    While cancer may change a woman’s appearance, such as causing her to lose weight or her hair, one thing she doesn’t have to lose is her self-confidence. White River Medical Center (WRMC) Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society and local licensed cosmetologists team up …

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  • Author donates to library research room

    ASH FLAT — Rose Mary Lankford, author of “The History of Evening Shade, The Place and its People,” visited the Rose Berry Thompson Research Room in the Ash Flat Library on Nov. 13 to donate several historical items, said Eva Royal, secretary of the Sharp …

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  • Christmas parade is Monday

    Batesville’s annual Christmas parade and lighting ceremony will be Monday on Main Street. This year’s theme is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will also feature music and other entertainment. Festivities get under way at Batesville City Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by the …

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