• Offices closed for holiday

    All Independence County government offices will close Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release. The Thursday trash and recycling routes will not run in the southeast quadrant of the county (east of Highway 167 and south of the White River). …

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  • Repair shop burglarized

    When Terry Barnett arrived at his fenced-in repair shop around 7:15 Monday morning he discovered everything in disarray and several items missing. Closer inspection revealed where someone had entered the Barnett’s Auto/Appliance Repair building by removing a window air conditioner to the office area. “Once …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Independence County Courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. 2013 budgets for county offices will be discussed. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • HSB announces deadlines

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Parade lineup begins at 9:15 a.m. on Church Street by the United Methodist Church. Parade entry forms are available at the chamber office, located at …

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  • Christmas memories sought for annual special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • Turkeys another feather in Arkansas’ cap

    Fast facts • Arkansas No. 3 in turkey production, at $411.8 million in 2011 • There’s only one breed of turkeys, but eight varieties including Bourbon reds, Royal Palms, Blue Slates and Narragansetts   FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas may be known for its chickens, but it’s …

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  • Eye care center now open

    Comprehensive eye care is now being offered for Batesville and the surrounding area by Eagle Mountain Eye Care, P.A. inside the Walmart store at 3150 E. Harrison St. Doctors Jacob Moll and Dustin Vance offers eye care services that include management and treatment of glaucoma, …

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  • Honor roll – Southside High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Ninth: all A’s — Donovan Burroughs, Anna Collins, Chaney Edwards, Brooke Halford, Taylor Johnson, Haley Reed, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 13, 1993.

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25, 2012.

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  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast member says he enjoys Batesville area

    For most, duck season kicked off on Saturday, but for the folks who visited Rockin’ Locks Salon, duck season had a whole other meaning. Tim Guraedy made his second appearance to Batesville for a meet and greet and to judge a beard contest in honor …

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  • John 3:16 honors veterans from different military branches, eras

    CHARLOTTE — The stories many of them could tell are probably ones they’d rather not, but for some like Korean War veteran Delbert Brickey of Batesville it’s become a little easier with time. A sense of camaraderie didn’t go unnoticed Saturday at the John 3:16 …

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