• FutureFuel Chemical Co. lays off staff; economy could be one reason

    The decision to lay off several employees this week at FutureFuel Chemical Company of Batesville was a decision the business “fought hard not to do,” human resources director Stacy Gunderman said this morning. Formed in 2005, FutureFuel is a U.S. manufacturer of premium biofuels and …

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  • Local Civil Air Patrol promotes four

    Civil Air Patrol cadets of the Batesville Composite Squadron 097 attended their regular monthly meeting Monday night in which a ceremony was held to promote four of their members. The ceremony was held at the squadron hangar at the Batesville Area Regional Airport. Promoted to …

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  • AARP to meet

    The Batesville AARP chapter will host a Dutch-treat luncheon meeting at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. Dinner will be held at 11 a.m. with the meeting at noon. Guest speaker will be Sen. Missy Irvin.

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  • Water board to hear updates

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear updates on several projects, said Manager John Richardson. Richardson will give an update on the White River Bank Stabilization project, Matt Dunn …

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  • Candidate to address Rotarians Candidate to address Rotarians

    State Rep. Clark Hall of Marvell, one of three Democratic candidates for the First Congressional District seat in U.S. Congress, now held by Rep. Rick Crawford, will speak to the Batesville Rotary Club at noon Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, announced Forest Boles of …

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  • Narcotics taken from pharmacy

    An unknown quantity of narcotics was reported taken in a burglary Wednesday night at the Newark Pharmacy on Vine Street. Deputy Anthony Carter said he was dispatched to the pharmacy shortly after 6 a.m. after a motorist discovered the burglary. “Kyle Magness said he was …

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  • SIDS believed cause of baby’s death

    The death of a 4-month-old girl, believed to be the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is being investigated by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and the state crime lab as a matter of protocol and law, according to Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay. Independence …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The public school at Salado is one of the best in the county and following out the motto of “Sanitation First,” the teachers and pupils of the schools had …

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  • Students win poster contest

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary gifted and talented students were recently awarded for winning a statewide poster contest hosted by the American Traffic Safety Services Association. In the sixth-grade division Madison King won first place and Matthias Talley placed third. Ryan Goodman won second place in …

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  • Rotary names scholarship recipients

    The Batesville Rotary Club has awarded six local seniors with scholarships for the fall 2012 semester. Winners were chosen from applicants from each high school Independence County. Alen Richardson     Alen Richardson was chosen as the recipient from Batesville High School. He plans to …

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  • Cave City commencement set

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 12 in the high school gymnasium with 97 graduates. Co-valedictorians are Leesia Brooke Fugett and Tyler James Presser. Fugett’s activities and honors include Beta Club, Skills USA, Key Club, tennis team, …

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  • Judge Griffin declares May Historic Preservation Month 2012

    LITTLE ROCK — Independence County Judge Robert T. Griffin is among 94 officials in 59 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month, Frances McSwain, Arkansas Heritage Preservation Program director, has announced. “The theme of Historic Preservation Month 2012 is Discover America’s Hidden Gems,” …

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