• 4-H members take part in ‘B-day’ activities

    Baitcasting, bicycle skills, BB gun shooting and broiler barbecuing were the events that more than 90 Independence County 4-H’ers participated in during the annual B-day activities held Oct. 27 at the Independence County Fairgrounds, according to Linda Latus, 4-H program assistant at the Independence County …

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  • Dust named vice chairman

    MELBOURNE — Nancy Dust, executive assistant to the president at Ozarka College, was recently named vice chairman of the Arkansas Association of Two-Year College’s Board. Elections for the position were held at the organization’s annual conference Oct. 14-16. Dust, a Bono native, has been with …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    GIBSON ‘THE PICTURE MAKER’ is written on this image of John Gibson, photographer. Gibson may have set up the camera and focused it, then had someone else take the picture, said Ina Lee Henley who brought the photo in for publication. John Gibson was a …

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  • Christmas memories sought for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 3, 1993.

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  • Social Security shortens hours

    Effective Nov. 19, Arkansas Social Security offices will be open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — a reduction of 30 minutes each weekday, according to a news release. Also, starting Jan. 2, offices will close at noon every …

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  • Students collect ‘pop tops’ for cause

    Some Batesville High School students know firsthand the effects childhood cancer can have on a family. Hayley Sederberg’s cousin, Sophie Krug, daughter of Brian and Jessica Krug, has retinoblastoma, a rare, cancerous tumor of a part of the eye called the retina. She’s witnessed the …

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  • Realtor finds key to success

    Old homes, new homes, and somewhere-in-between homes. When it comes to the housing market, Bill Olson knows his stuff. And he has spent years getting to know the needs and wants of his clients. From sales agent to broker and current owner of The Property …

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  • Police arrest everyone but armed robber

    If a thief breaks in your house and you’re going to call police — maybe you should hide the drugs and paraphernalia before the cops arrive. That was the lesson learned Wednesday night when four alleged robbery victims were arrested on various charges. Just before …

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  • Race may not be tie after all

    Five votes in a tie-race for an Independence County justice of the peace may not count, after all. Wednesday afternoon, election officials met to discuss the discrepancy discovered late Tuesday night after a tie was determined in JP District 6 between Margaret Boothby and Jerry …

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  • Veterans programs set

    A number of Veterans Day programs will be held in the area to mark Sunday’s holiday. In Batesville, a ceremony will begin at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the White River bridge. The event is open to the public. A free lunch will be provided following …

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  • Fire chief appreciates ‘Good Samaritans’

    OIL TROUGH — Oil Trough Fire Chief Jimmy McDaniel Jr. doesn’t know the names of two Good Samaritans who stopped to offer aid to a man apparently having a heart attack earlier this week, but he would like to thank them anyway. McDaniel said his …

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