• Loss of fire dues could be gain for CCFD

    CAVE CITY — If Independence County voters approve a sales tax for local fire departments the Cave City Fire Department will no longer receive dues paid from that county, but the money it stands to receive has the potential to make up for it, according …

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  • Barnes elected ACP Fellow

    Dr. Seth Barnes, an internal medicine physician and chief of staff at White River Medical Center, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the leading professional organization for internal medicine. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of …

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  • Woman jailed for parole violation

    Police arrested Justine M. Villanueva, 26, at her home on Haynie Drive around 9 a.m. Wednesday after local parole officers Jeremy Canard and Krista Winchester allegdly found drugs during a surprise home visit. Deputy Jonathan Brown said he assisted the parole officers who told him …

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  • Locals win state literacy awards

    Ozark Foothills Literacy Project nominees took home three of the seven 2012 Arkansas Literacy Council awards at the annual Arkansas Literacy Councils Conference, held Oct. 12 in North Little Rock. Batesville English language student Migdalys Mobley, originally from Venezuela, was selected as the statewide 2012 …

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  • Ash Flat library presents artist Glenda Plumlee

    ASH FLAT — Glenda McCullough Plumlee is the artist of the month for November at the Ash Flat Public Library, said Ina Gill, publicist. “After growing up in Salem, Glenda attended the University of Arkansas, married and moved away from this area for the next …

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  • Hutchinson Mountain dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those 11 and under. Proceeds go to …

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  • Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for November 2 – November 4, 2012.

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  • Child center holds festival

    Unlike most schools where children take trips to pumpkin patches or fall festivals, the children at Ascent Children’s Health Services are at a disadvantage, for many reasons. But that didn’t keep them from having the same Halloween fun as other children Thursday. “We have so …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 25, 1993.

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  • Lines drawn as election nears: Sharp voters split on wet/dry issue

    For about every sign seen along Highway 167 from Cave City to Hardy pushing for Sharp County staying dry, there stand just about as many pushing for it going wet. Whether or not Sharp County should be allowed to legally sell alcohol remains a hot …

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  • Alcohol tax generates $23K so far in 2012

    The city’s alcohol tax has brought in just under $23,000 so far this year, according to figures from the Batesville City Clerk’s Office. Sakura’s has become the latest establishment with a permit from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, although Fox Creek BBQ is seeking the …

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