• Pfeiffer water board to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the Batesville Municipal Building, said office manager Nick Baxter.

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  • Board to discuss insurance

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday the Batesville High School cafeteria. Agenda items include consideration of the adoption of a proposed budget, bids for student insurance for students in grades 7-12 for the 2012-13 school year and policy recommendations. Meetings are …

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  • Man held at gunpoint

    Allowing a stranger to use their rest room turned ugly when a man with a gun reportedly invaded a Batesville couple’s home on Meadowlark Lane Wednesday night. Brenda Roberson told Independence County Deputy Anthony Rogers that around 11 a woman with black hair knocked on …

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  • Local buddies get quacked up

    Saying it couldn’t be done was just too much of a challenge for duck hunting buddies Joey Parks and Jarrod Krepps. The two men have been friends, business partners and hunting buddies for years and are accustomed to using their imagination and talents. “Joey and …

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  • Soccer fields will replace family farm

    Land that was once owned by Arkansas’ 10th governor and has been grazed by livestock for decades will soon be home to a new sports complex for the city of Batesville. The 50 acres will feature soccer fields, baseball fields, horse arena, a concession stand …

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  • ‘Lil Bit Cajun’ comes to Evening Shade

    EVENING SHADE — Richard and Geri Herbert may have left Louisiana but they brought the taste of it with them to Arkansas. Lil Bit Cajun at 97 Main St. in Evening Shade offers authentic Cajun food and seasonings and a grand opening is scheduled for …

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  • Parks committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a parks and recreation committee meeting at 5 tonight in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Coalition gets ‘outstanding’ service award

    The Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition has been awarded the Outstanding Community Service Award, according to a news release. The Public Health Nursing Association of Arkansas honors a group annually that positively affects a population. “ICHWC has been very effective in influencing the community to …

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  • Fair sets new photo rules

    This year, some new rules will be in effect for photographs entered in the Independence County Fair, according to Lisa Siler, fair board member. “We have so many photo entries in recent years that we have run out of display space, with the new guidelines …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 4, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO On Monday, Gov. Hays appointed Albert Sims, secretary of the Union Bank and Trust Co. of this place, justice of the peace for Ruddell Township to replace Jasper Johnson, …

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  • Wheelis nets ASBAEF scholarship

    Haley Wheelis MELBOURNE — Haley Wheelis, a Melbourne High School graduate, recently received a $650 scholarship from the Arkansas School Boards Association Education Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of Arkansas school board members and who will attend …

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  • Student earns award

    Ian Wahlquist   RUSSELLVILLE — Ian Charles Wahlquist of Drasco has received the Distinguished Scholar award from Arkansas Tech University for the fall semester, according to a news release. A graduate of Concord High School is the son of Scott and Michelle Wahlquist. He plans …

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