• Batesville’s ‘Pete Whetstone’

    Charles Fenton Mercer “Fent” Noland was born on his father’s Virginia plantation in 1810. After being dismissed from West Point, Noland ventured west to Batesville in 1826. He studied law under James Woodson Bates, for whom the town was named, and entered politics. Noland was …

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  • Story time to return

    The Independence County Library will host a story time program for preschoolers beginning Wednesday. The event will be held at 10:30 Wednesday mornings through May and include activities in the children’s department at the library located at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Mobley attends state meeting

    The need for natural gas refueling stations for vehicles in Arkansas was discussed at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Sustainable Building Design and Practices in Little Rock. Batesville area committee member and local architect Zack Mobley attended the meeting. The …

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  • Grace Communion offers clothing

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 24, 1993.

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  • Free dementia program set

    White River Medical Center is hosting a Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. “Dementia” will be presented by Nancy Mitchell, Senior Haven’s clinical nurse manager. The …

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  • Isaac remnants bring rain, winds, outages

    About 2,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power for more than two hours in the Hardy area this morning and Independence County saw small, scattered outages as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac hung around north-central Arkansas overnight. Flave Carpenter, customer service manager at Entergy, said …

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  • Izard native evacuated

    LOUISIANA -— Twenty-five miles west of New Orleans Steven McCurley was keeping an eye on the approaching storm. For days the weather reports bounced back and forth from a full-blown hurricane to a tropical storm. The Izard County native had missed Katrina but arrived in …

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  • 7 years after Katrina, more misery in La. as Isaac flooding leaves power out

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Isaac sloshed northwards into the nation’s midsection today after flooding stretches of Louisiana and knocking out power, leaving entire water-logged neighborhoods without lights, air conditioning or clean water. It will be a few days before the soupy brown water recedes and …

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  • Woman’s assailant arrested

    A Southside man, who reportedly admitted to police that he slapped a woman, was arrested for domestic battering Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlings responded to a report of a man and woman fighting in the 1400 block of North Central Avenue around 2 …

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  • County offices to close

    Independence County offices will be closed Monday in observance of the Labor Day holiday and Tuesday’s trash routes in the city will run on Wednesday. Independence County trash and recycle routes will run as scheduled on Labor Day. The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat …

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