• Church events announced

    Cushman United Methodist CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will hold its annual harvest dinner from 3 to 7 tonight. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and dessert. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for …

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  • A Glance At Days Gone By

    “SCHOOL AT CHARLOTTE” is written on the back of this photo, brought in by Ina Lee Henley of Charlotte. The picture at one time belonged to Maxine and A.V. Gordon. “They’re way more than a hundred years old,” Henley said of this and three other pictures …

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  • Ozark Folk Center to host ‘After Dark in the Park’

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — After Dark in the Park will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The event is for the whole family. Storytellers and musicians will be located throughout the park. There will be …

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  • Foster joins Citizens Bank

    Charla Foster has been named senior vice president and human resources director at Citizens Bank. In this position, Foster is responsible for oversight of the bank’s employee relations, training, employment, benefits and compensation programs. Foster is a graduate of Lyon College who most recently served …

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  • State shooters to converge on Batesville shooting range

    The Arkansas Trap Association will hold a sanctioned shoot Saturday at the Independence County Shooting Sports complex located 3600 North St. Louis St. (across from Believers Community Church) in Batesville. Registration/practice will begin at 8 a.m. with the shoot starting at 9. Newly approved ATA …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 19, 1993.

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  • Governor lauds $13M Peco expansion

    Local dignitaries and Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe were on hand Wednesday for the official announcement of Peco Foods $13.8 million expansion of its feed mill in Newark and processing plant in Batesville. The expansion will add 300 jobs bringing Peco’s total employment to 866 in …

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  • Chief discusses fire tax

    Independence County voters — whether they live in town or out — are being asked to approve a sales tax for the local fire departments. For the first five years, the tax will be a half-cent; after that it will drop to a quarter-cent and …

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  • Election 2012 – Arkansas House of Representatives (District 63)

    Incumbent James McLean is being challenged for his District 63 seat in the Arkansas House of Representatives by Charlie Fuqua. Both are from Batesville. Fuqua chose not to participate in the Guard’s election coverage but has drawn fire in the local, state and national media …

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  • Kiwanians get wild – AG&FC officer discusses squirrels, deer, etc.

    From an out-of-control squirrel population to a bear at Kennedy Park in Batesville — Arkansas Game & Fish Commission Wildlife Officer Shad Pearce had lots to tell the Batesville Kiwanis Club at its luncheon Friday.   Wildlife populations Employed with the Game & Fish for …

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  • School locked down during police chase – Conway man arrested after fleeing

    A cautious clerk who called police about suspicious checks aided in the capture of a wanted man Wednesday afternoon. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Merrill Check Cashing service, 1009 Batesville Blvd., told police that a man, later identified as Ricky Lee Lynch, 29, of Conway, came into …

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  • C-Ridge appoints new board member

    NEWARK — A new board member has been appointed to serve in the Zone 7 seat on the Cedar Ridge School Board following the resignation of Pat McCoy on Oct. 16. Jason Barber was appointed to the Zone 7 position and will serve until the …

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