• Habitat family finds blessings

    A sturdy floor that won’t fall through with the slightest step. Less clutter, more space. A full-time job when more than two years ago unemployment was reality. A husband and father who is lucky to be alive after pancreatic cancer. The Ralph and Lisa Lewis family …

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  • Midland Elementary students tell what they are thankful for

    As many gather Thursday for Thanksgiving, several students in Robbie Moore’s first-grade class at Midland Elementary in Floral share in their own words what they are thankful for this holiday.    I am tafl for my boin and tafl for sery and foeh and Im …

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  • None hurt in fire – Arson ruled out as cause

    HARDY — A fire destroyed an eight-room apartment complex near the north entrance to Cherokee Village on Tuesday morning, leaving only one room standing, said Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose. “No one was hurt,” he said. “The fire was called in to 911 at 5:18 …

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  • Bank announces two promotions

    Karen Shaw The Citizens Bank has announced two promotions that will allow the bank to fortify its position as an independent community bank, more intensively focused on future expansion, and also strengthen its financial reporting and planning capabilities, according to a news release. Greg Shaver …

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  • Two arrested with meth

    WALNUT RIDGE — Officers with the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Shelly Summitt, 48, of Walnut Ridge and Anna Doyle, 40, of Black Rock on Tuesday for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine “ice”) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. “The arrest …

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  • Offices closed for holiday

    All Independence County government offices will close Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to a news release. The Thursday trash and recycling routes will not run in the southeast quadrant of the county (east of Highway 167 and south of the White River). …

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  • Repair shop burglarized

    When Terry Barnett arrived at his fenced-in repair shop around 7:15 Monday morning he discovered everything in disarray and several items missing. Closer inspection revealed where someone had entered the Barnett’s Auto/Appliance Repair building by removing a window air conditioner to the office area. “Once …

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  • Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Independence County Courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. 2013 budgets for county offices will be discussed. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • HSB announces deadlines

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Horseshoe Bend Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Dec. 8. Parade lineup begins at 9:15 a.m. on Church Street by the United Methodist Church. Parade entry forms are available at the chamber office, located at …

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  • Christmas memories sought for annual 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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  • Turkeys another feather in Arkansas’ cap

    Fast facts • Arkansas No. 3 in turkey production, at $411.8 million in 2011 • There’s only one breed of turkeys, but eight varieties including Bourbon reds, Royal Palms, Blue Slates and Narragansetts   FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas may be known for its chickens, but it’s …

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  • Eye care center now open

    Comprehensive eye care is now being offered for Batesville and the surrounding area by Eagle Mountain Eye Care, P.A. inside the Walmart store at 3150 E. Harrison St. Doctors Jacob Moll and Dustin Vance offers eye care services that include management and treatment of glaucoma, …

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