• Concord to participate in drug program

    CONCORD — Concord Marshal Nick Hunnicutt will be at Concord City Hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday collecting unused, expired and unwanted medications for disposal. “Prescription drugs are the second most abused drugs in the state today,” Hunnicutt said recently. “We need help getting them …

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  • Public hearing set

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council has scheduled a public hearing to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the city hall for residents to discuss a proposed grant application, said Mayor Rick Siler. The application is for the proposed construction of a child …

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  • Election workers to be OK’d

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the courthouse basement to discuss the upcoming May primary and approve workers for the election.

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  • Reports, recognitions top council agenda tonight

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes the third reading of an ordinance to amend the employee handbook, a report from Paula Grimes from Main Street Batesville, fire department from Chief Brent Gleghorn, recognition of the safety …

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  • Grant deadline nears

    May 29 is the deadline for local Planning and Development District offices to file applications for 2012 grants with the Delta Regional Authority, according to a news release from the authority. The White River Planning and Development District will be hosting a training session on …

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  • MOD walk to be Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Independence County’s annual March of Dimes, March for Babies walkathon will be held Saturday at the Southside High School walking track. Individual and team registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event at 10. Food, giveaways and bounce houses for children will be …

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  • Sharp County Democrats meet, greet

    ASH FLAT — Democratic candidates for various district and local offices gave informative talks following a free barbecue luncheon at the Sharp County Courthouse on April 15, reported Ed Wiles, chairman of the county’s Democratic Party. “Everyone had the opportunity to meet and greet all …

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  • Volunteer, pal to train with ‘Dog Whisperer’

    Scooby could have been a dog that nobody wanted, but where some only saw a hyper mutt that jumped on people Jo Spinks saw potential. So much potential, in fact, that the homeless dog is getting a chance to work with Cesar Millan, known the …

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  • Salado couple tours with bands

    SALADO — Justin Timberlake may have sung about bringing sexy back, but Glen Lutner of Salado hauled it everywhere. Glen and Donna Lutner along with their dog Shorty have been on tour with some of the most famous bands in the country. As a driver …

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  • ICC quizzers make it to final round

    MELBOURNE – — Last year, Izard County Consolidated students took home the winning trophy. But this year, getting to the finish line was going to prove a lot harder. On Wednesday, 21 teams gathered at Ozarka College in Melbourne to fight for the title in …

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  • Concord to get new daycare

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet in special session at 6 tonight in the city hall to consider a resolution authorizing acceptance of a bid for a new daycare center for the local school, said Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. City leaders were notified Sunday …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 10, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Breaking of the intake pipe, forcing in contaminated water several months ago, then damage to one of the dynamos and last a break in one of the mains would …

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