• One dead in shooting at Drasco

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Corning man was pronounced dead at the scene of a shooting Tuesday evening near Drasco, Cleburne County Sheriff Marty Moss said in a news release. Shortly after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff’s officers responded to a report of a shooting at 22 …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will hold a law enforcement committee meeting at 5 p.m. today in the county courtroom at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will discuss law enforcement budgets. At 6, the budget committee will discuss the budget for the county. …

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  • NADC to discuss grants

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. board will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Among items on the agenda will be discussion of grant requests, weatherization program and the current financial statement.

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  • CR artesians hold sale

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative, located on the first floor of the Calico Rock Museum, now has 30 booths and shelves that offer gifts and decorations created by local artists and craftspeople. Items for sale include dolls, jewelry, oil and watercolor paintings, …

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  • Carnival of Melody scheduled

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Cherokee Village Community Chorus will present a Carnival of Melody for its fall and Christmas concert that includes a wide variety of music for the season. The events will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and at 2 p.m. Saturday in the …

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  • Mtn. View Art Guild sets event

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Art Guild will have a fine art and craft sale from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Historical Society Building on School Street in Mountain View. Art will be …

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  • Pet portraits fundraiser is Saturday

    The Humane Society of Independence County’s annual Christmas Portraits with Pets fundraiser will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the old revenue office in Town Plaza Shopping Center, located on Main Street in Batesville. Matthew’s Photography will take the portraits. No sitting …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 30 – Sunday, December 2, 2012.

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  • Principal touts teachers, programs

    Batesville Junior High School is having another great year. The teachers at Batesville Junior High are simply the hardest working group of educators around and use learning teams to plan curriculum, share teaching strategies and insights, and make adjustments to their teaching based on their …

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  • Sheriff offers shopping safety tips

    With the Christmas shopping season revving into high gear, Independence County Steve Jeffery is offering some shopping/home security tips for local shoppers. “This time of year we regretfully see an upswing in thefts and break-ins,” he said. “If you are going out of town advise …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 22, 1993.

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  • Jewelry, tools, hunting gear taken in break-ins

    A theft of jewelry that reportedly occurred a month ago was reported to local authorities Wednesday afternoon. Jennie Nash of Batesville said a diamond ring and wedding band, valued at $2,800, were stolen from her car while it was parked at a friends house on …

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