• Election 2012 – Arkansas Senate (District 19)

    Democratic state Sen. David Wyatt and Republican state Rep. Linda Collins-Smith will face off in the November general election for the Senate seat for District 19. And because this year is a presidential election year, the number of voters are expected to increase. The Guard …

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  • Arrest made in domestic case

    Police served 36-year-old Willy J. Johnstone of Desha with a warrant for domestic battery following an incident on Van Lane Thursday night. Deputy Michael Darr said he and Sgt. Wayne Green responded to the residence just before 9 p.m. after getting a call that a …

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  • Woman charged as habitual offender

    Already convicted of two or more felonies, which classifies her as a habitual offender, a 27-year-old Batesville woman is facing three more felony charges following an incident at a Newark convenience store Saturday night. Detective Mike Mundy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said in …

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  • Red Ribbon Week nears

    School districts across the area will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week next week and to help Citizens Bank will be providing 7,000 red bracelets to all students in the Batesville, Cave City, Cedar Ridge, Midland and Southside school districts with the inscription “Drug Free and …

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  • Foster meeting set

    The Department of Human Services will hold a foster parent informational meeting at the Independence County DHS office at 6 p.m. Monday. This is for anyone who would like to learn more about becoming a foster parent. The office is located at 100 Weaver Ave., …

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  • Southside discusses projects

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Superintendent Roger Rich provided an update of the district’s new high school project and preschool addition. The high school project “is coming along very well” and all steel should be constructed this week, Rich told the Guard, adding crews plan …

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  • Variety Night giving away Bad Boy Mower

    John 3:16 Ministries will present its seventh annual Variety Night fundraiser on Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. A catfish and chicken strip dinner with all the trimmings will be served at 5 p.m., followed by a silent and …

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  • Committee to meet

    The White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. board of directors’ executive committee will meet at 1 p.m. Oct. 26 at Eagle Bank, 122 W. Main in Heber Springs.

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  • Health screenings offered Saturday

    A free breakfast and health screening will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church of Batesville, located at 615 E. Main St. University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville nursing students will conduct blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, …

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  • Laity services to be held

    Central Avenue United Methodist Church will celebrate Laity Sunday by welcoming Northeast District Lay Leader Charles Long of Beebe as the guest speaker. Long, a native of Rector, is retired from Entergy Corporation and has been District Lay Leader for three years. He and his …

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  • Evening Shade K9 fundraiser set

    EVENING SHADE — Dinners to benefit the Evening Shade Police Department K9 Fund will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Oct. 28 in the Evening Shade School cafeteria, located on Main Street in Evening Shade. The menu for Sunday is roasted …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter of the Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter of the Daughters of the American Colonists recently met in the Anglican Hall of the Episcopal Church in Batesville. …

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