• United Way relocates

    SOUTHSIDE — The United Way of Independence County office is making a move from Batesville to a new location at First Community Bank in Southside at 1 Allen Chapel Road. The telephone number, (870) 793-5991, and mailing address, P.O. Box 2639, Batesville, AR, 72503, will …

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  • Ozarka College confers degrees

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College conferred associate degrees, technical certificates and certificates of proficiency during the spring 2012 commencement ceremony May 17. Of those who graduated, 46 earned magna cum laude honors and 47 earned cum laude honors. Students with a 3.75 or higher grade point …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 18, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Contractor Meachum was in Newport today purchasing materials to be used in construction of the steel bridge over Departee Creek, eight miles southwest of Newport in Independence County. After …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    Melbourne High MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Luke Booker, Kristen Caraway, Molly Cooper, Priscilla Dufresne, Wendell Edwards, …

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  • Local agent adds AARP homeowners insurance

    Already authorized to sell AARP auto insurance, Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency of Batesville can now offer The Hartford’s AARP Homeowners Insurance Program, according to a release from the company. “Randy Reichardt Insurance Agency was chosen for demonstrating a commitment to community service, meeting a high …

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  • Two charged in scrap metal theft

    Two people have reportedly confessed to theft after a witness got a description of them and called police Saturday morning. Independence County Deputy Brian Luetschwager said he was dispatched to Dean Baker Wholesale on North Central Avenue just before 10 a.m. where an employee, Jackie …

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  • Coalition receives funds

    The Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition recently received a $1,000 donation from First Community Bank for its efforts in promoting healthy living. The county’s community-based health coalition represents eight rural communities, partnering with area schools to develop, implement and promote evidence-based strategies to increase physical …

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  • Jewelry taken in break-in

    When Liberty Graham opened her Harrison Street storage unit Sunday afternoon she didn’t like what she saw. Some things had been moved around and a lot of jewelry and some electronic items, valued at $6,125, were missing. Graham told Deputy Gary Franks the last time …

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  • Miners Day pageant applications now available

    CUSHMAN — Cushman Miners Day pageant will be held Sept. 15. Applications are available at A Formal Affair, Citizens Bank, Liberty Bank, Studio Salon and Cushman Country Store. For more information call Nicole Baker at (870) 307-0246 or (870) 834-6547.

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  • Dinner slated

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A fish and chicken dinner will be held at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center from 3-7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet, which includes drink and dessert, is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children 11 and under. Take-outs will …

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  • Izard Relay for Life is Friday

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Relay for Life will be Friday at the Veterans Memorial Walking Trail in Melbourne. The night’s events will kick off with a Survivor Banquet at 6 p.m. at Ozarka College Dining Hall. All cancer survivors are invited to attend and …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in the Batesville and surrounding area for Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 2012.

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