• Shoeboxes filled locally are shipped around the world

    They are just small shoeboxes full of toys, crayons and maybe a bar of soap, but there’s something else in the boxes that the poorest children in the world also receive — love. Last week, individuals, local churches, youth organizations, college groups and others joined …

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  • Luke 4:18 closes – Director finds new path

    After four years of operating their Luke 4:18 ministry for women with addictions, Kristal and Aaron Reeves have set themselves on a new path. The ministry’s last official day was Oct. 5. Luke 4:18 Lives opened as a Christian discipleship program for women in August …

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  • JPs slash rec grants for raises

    The Independence County parks and rec committee reduced grants to organizations seeking funds so it could give 2-percent raise next year and a bonus to county employees. And those grants approved will be reduced even further — but how much is still not known. The …

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  • 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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