• Ozarka hires academic affairs VP

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe has announced that a new vice president of academic affairs has been hired. Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, dean of Academic Affairs at Brown Mackie College in Salina, Kan., will begin in the position on July 2. “I …

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  • Cash, art supplies taken in break-ins

    An unknown tool was used at the rear of Batesville Typewriter Company Thursday night to cut away metal siding and allow intruders to open a sliding door. Deputy Colby Markum with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said tools located in the repair area of the …

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  • Hwy. 167 to be one lane while repairs are made

    Highway 167 North between Midwest Lime Company and North Arkansas Farm Supply will be one lane only today and Wednesday between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. while repairs are made to the railroad crossing. Drivers are asked to proceed with caution and allow for possible …

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  • Local counties under burn ban

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin and Sharp County Judge Larry Brown have announced burn bans for their respective counties, effective immediately. The bans will remain in place until the area receives sufficient rainfall to deter residential, brush and forest fires. This means there is to …

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  • Concord parade theme picked

    CONCORD — The theme for the Concord Fun Day Parade, “A Patriotic Celebration,” was announced late last week, according to a news release. The Fun Day will be June 30, since the annual event is always the Saturday before the Fourth of July. The parade …

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  • 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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