• Maurices holding toy drive

    Maurices has announced it will be collecting toys for disadvantaged children at its Town Plaza Shopping Center location. All new, unwrapped toys collected from Wednesday to Dec. 5 at Maurices, 1255 E. Main St., Batesville,  will be distributed to local families by Newark Fire Department’s …

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  • Cabinet shop burglar targets tools, more

    Someone broke into Harris Cabinet Shop and stole several tools — and owner Carol Harris has an idea who it was, according to a police report. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the cabinet shop on East Ross Street around 6:30 …

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  • Sharp budget panel to meet

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County budget committee meeting will begin at 6 tonight in the courthouse in Ash Flat to allow elected officials and departmental budget chiefs to work on a proposed 2013 budget, said County Judge Larry Brown. Department heads and elected officials …

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  • Club News

    Diamond T 4-H Club The Diamond T 4-H Club received the Champion Club Award for the third year in a row at the Independence County 4-H Awards Banquet, held recently at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The club also received the Highpoint …

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  • Miller represents area UDC at national convention

    Representing Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135 at the 119th annual General (national) Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was Mary Cooper Miller of Batesville. She was accompanied by her husband, Jerry. The Omni Hotel in Richmond, Va., was the site of the convention. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 11, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The Fair Store, which will be one of eight large mercantile establishments in different towns of the state, will be open for business in this city next week. The …

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  • Honor Rolls – Midland Elementary

    FLORAL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Midland Elementary School in Floral, according to a news release: Third: Logan Allen, Ethan Berry, Kyah Brinkley, Whitney Campbell, Sabrina Compton, Noah Davidson, Matthew …

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  • Pfeiffer Water to meet

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville city hall on Main Street. The board routinely meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

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  • HRA board gets different picture – State police probe official; independent auditor sought

    What a difference a month can make. On Thursday, board members at Health Resources of Arkansas were painted a different picture from the month before. CEO Jim Clark said the company still has a lot of obstacles to overcome but feels its financial problems are …

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  • Event to benefit food pantry

    NEWARK — A benefit wrestling event/concert has been scheduled for the Cedar Ridge food pantry on Saturday at the high school gym Newark. Doors open at 5 p.m., with wrestling beginning at 6 with Brian “Too Sexy” Christopher, Hollywood Jimmy Blalock and the ASWF stars. …

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  • Teen runaway sought

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the community’s help in locating a missing runaway juvenile, according to Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy. “Quentin Riggs (17) was last seen at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday at Fifth and Main streets in Batesville,” Mundy said. “Quentin is a …

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  • Driver jumps embankment, keeps going

    Although he reportedly admitted to having drunk five beers before he ran off the road, jumped a bank and then continued on his way, Erik R. Carroza got a break from police early this morning. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer said he was sitting at …

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