• Meter change-out tops agenda

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the authority’s office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on a system-wide meter, radio read change-out, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will also hear a legal report, …

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  • AARP to host tourism director

    The Batesville AARP chapter will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11. Richard Davies, Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism executive director, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is open to the …

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  • IndCo retired teachers to meet

    Independence County retired teachers will meet Monday for its last meeting until September. “All retired school employees are encouraged to join with members for a Dutch-treat meal at U.S. Pizza at 11:30 a.m.,”  said Sue Smith, one of the organizers. Guest speaker will be Veju …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 30, 1994.

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  • Southside alum lauded

    A college history professor with ties to the Batesville area received state recognition April 19 during the Arkansas History Day events at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Dr. Jami Forrester, who teaches history at NorthWest Arkansas Community College and is Region 10 History …

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  • Area students honored at WBC

    WALNUT RIDGE — Area students recently were awarded with honors during a reception at Williams Baptist College. Whitney D. Meeks of Black Rock was presented the 2014 Middle Level Education Award at WBC, according to a news release. She was selected for the award by …

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  • Watson earns award

    HIGHLAND — Mike Watson, State Farm agent in Highland, has attained the Chairman’s Circle and President’s Club awards for 2013. “Chairman’s Circle represents the top five percent of State Farm agents in the United States and Canada, measured across all products, while President’s Club represents …

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  • Southside HIPPY class attends Bridge to the Future Festival

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside School District Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters program joined more than 1,300 other HIPPY participants from across Arkansas at the Clinton Presidential Center May 3 for the Bridge to the Future Festival. The festival kicked off with a walk from …

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  • Moore, Potts win tournament hosted by Batesville Bassmasters

    Thirty-four boats participated in the Batesville Bassmasters’ recent tournament on Lake Norfork, and it was a beautiful day to be on the water, said Colin Patterson, who reported the results. Jeff Moore and Greg Potts won the tournament with 14.77 pounds and the big bass …

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  • JAKES Day, Gunslingers for Gobblers set for May 17

    On May 17 at 9 a.m., the Independence County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host JAKES Day and the Gunslingers for Gobblers event at the shooting range just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167 N., according to NWTF official Chris McDonald. …

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  • Horse show winners announced

    MELBOURNE — The District Fair spring horse show was held April 17 at the Izard County Fairgrounds, as per Nancy Orr, Sharp County representative. The following youth placed: Miniature horses — Gwyneth Figgins, first; Ruger Treadway, second; and Emma Brink, third. Ponies — Samantha Franks, …

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  • NALC food drive is Saturday

    Come Saturday, Batesville letter carriers will be picking up more than the mail. The local post office will hold its annual food drive for Batesville Help and Hope that Saturday, and officials are asking for the public’s help with the largest one-day food drive in …

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