• Election to be certified

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 10 a.m. Monday in the county clerk’s office to certify the final 2012 general election totals. The  clerk’s office is located in the county courthouse at Main and Broad Street in Batesville.

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  • Veterans office to close

    The Independence County veterans office in the county courthouse will be closed next week plus the following Monday, according to Andra Taylor, local veterans director. The office will resume normal business hours Nov. 27. For more information call (870) 793-8812.

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  • Airport meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. Among the business to be discussed is the ongoing airport improvement project currently under way.

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  • McSpadden to be at Bethel as part of pulpit exchange

    Lyon College Chaplain the Rev. Nancy McSpadden will  deliver the sermon at 11 a.m. Sunday at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, 889 Oak St., Batesville, as part of an exchange in pulpits. Last year, Curley Roberts, pastor, was invited to speak at Lyon College’s Dr. …

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  • Man wanted after police chase, escape

    A Little Rock man apparently slipped away from the White River Medical Center where he was being treated for injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash with state troopers. Now, the Arkansas State Police and the Independence County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Jim Parr (above) and a man thought to be Melvin Daniels pose in the Black River Bottoms near Cord with their timber-cutting tools of the day — a crosscut saw, a double bit ax, several wedges (displayed in the notch) and a sledgehammer for driving …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 10, 1993.

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  • Changes near for GED

    MELBOURNE — After Dec. 1, 2013, the Practice Test and official GED Test will be computer-based. The current paper version will no longer be available, and any partial scores will not be valid. All examinees must pay for the 2014 GED Test, according to a …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Calico Bluffs hold fundraiser

    CALICO ROCK — Raising funds to preserve and restore the Coal House in Calico Rock was the goal of a recent Victorian Afternoon Tea and Concert. The event, hosted by the Calico Bluffs, a chartered member of International Questers, was held Nov. 7 at Edsrock …

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  • Bo-Kay Florist moves to town

    Bo-Kay Florist (formerly in Moorefield) is now located at 848 Harrison St. in Batesville, next door to Blue Jean Realty. Tammy Rowlett, who co-owns the business with her daughter Summer, said the move will put them closer to local funeral homes and give customers easier …

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  • Holiday Recipes

    Turkey with Stuffing 1 (10- to 12-pound) turkey, with giblets removed 1 quart chicken broth 2 ounces dried mushrooms 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped green pepper 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, plus extra for rubbing on turkey 1 tablespoon kosher …

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