• WRRHA board to meet

    The White River Regional Housing Authority board of commissioners will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Josie’s Restaurant in Batesville.

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  • United Way leader to speak

    CAVE CITY — Vonda Overbeck, executive director of United Way of Independence County, will be the guest speaker at this week’s Cave City Kiwanis Club meeting, according to a news release. The meeting starts at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center.

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  • Eagle Mtn. to host ‘Water Games’

    Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary will host a “Water Games” fundraiser from to 2 to 8 p.m. Friday The event will feature a giant water slide, dunking booth, Slip N Slide, water balloon target toss and “The Water Warrior Challenge.” Prices are $15 per person for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 7, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Mr. and Mrs. H. Hineman left this morning for Coffeyville, Kan., where they will make their home. Mr. Hineman was formerly owner of Harvey’s Café in Batesville. Judge John …

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  • Liberty Bank promotes loan officer

    Kyle Christopher was recently promoted to loan assistant at Batesville’s Liberty Bank, according to Kevin Rose, president. Christopher has served in both teller services and the note department since his employment in 2010. “Kyle has proven himself academically as well as professionally, and we are …

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  • Bank hires 5

    First Community Bank has promoted five employees from the organization’s Batesville region, according to Dale Cole, bank chairman and chief executive officer. “First Community Bank is very fortunate to have an incredible team of professional bankers,” Cole said. Heather Fulbright, a 12-year employee, has been …

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  • Bank welcomes new mortgage lender

    Pam Heigle has joined the mortgage lending team at Merchants and Planters Bank, according to a news release. A mortgage lender with more than nine years experience, Heigle will offer options to customers looking to purchase or refinance their homes through the bank’s secondary mortgage …

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  • NADC to discuss grants

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Board of Directors will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. Agenda items include a quarterly report, discussion of a Head Start grant and monitoring reports. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Diabetes group plans 2 meetings

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central diabetes center will hold a support group meeting at noon at the Batesville Chamber of Commerce and 5 p.m. at the Bad Boy Mowers conference room, 102 Industrial Drive, Batesville, on Thursday …

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  • Blanchard announces activities

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns has several activities planned this week. • 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, amphitheater — Arkansas: The Rivers That Run Through It. Arkansas rivers offer lots of contrast: warm to cool, smooth to rough. This slide program examines the waters of the …

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  • Director leaves White River agency

    Ed Haas is gone. After being head of the White River Area Agency on Aging for 22 years, he is no longer with the company. But, no one is talking about why. Peggy Pearce who is acting as interim director, issued the following statement. “On …

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  • Cave City sees boom in new businesses

    CAVE CITY — With a new Dollar General store expected to open this summer and with the Bank of Cave City constructing a new multimillion dollar facility, Cave City is seeing its share of new businesses to serve a variety of needs.   Strawberry Poultry …

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