• Honor Roll – Hillcrest Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Hillcrest Elementary in Lynn, according to a news release: First: All A’s — Eli Brewer, Neavenly Cooper, Chloe Davis, Addison Doyle, Peyton Glenn, Alex …

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  • Centennial Bank donates to campaign

    MELBOURNE — Centennial Bank has committed $25,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. The contribution will pay to furnish a community room, a flexible meeting space that will seat more than 100 people. “Centennial Bank is honored …

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  • Quorum court calls the Hogs Sandy, Luetschwager recognized

    Woo Pig Sooie! It might have been a first at Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting as JPs and others called the Hogs after recognizing Canaan Sandy for his selection as a member of the ESPN Fan Hall of Fame. Sandy was all smiles …

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  • Wet/dry group picks officers

    About 50 to 55 people attended a meeting Tuesday night at Josie’s, well more than the 30 or so who came to the first meeting last week, but it will take that many people and more willing to put up a fight for Independence County …

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  • Charges sought against former Batesville school employees

    One former maintenance supervisor of the Batesville School District is accused of using school funds to buy building supplies and appliances for his home along with other personal expenses totaling nearly $25,000 while his successor is accused of knowingly selling school property for scrap and …

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  • City buys 4WD truck for metro division

    Ice and sleet can slow emergency traffic just like commuters, but now the city of Batesville has a truck in its police fleet. Tuesday night, Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Brent Everett brought the 2014 Dodge Ram to the Batesville City Council meeting so city officials …

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  • Counts seeks third term

      Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts of Cave City is announcing his intent to run for re-election. He is a Democrat.           The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost to …

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  • Bloodmobile to be at dealership

    Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the dealership, located at 1670 Batesville Blvd., south of Batesville. Scott Wood also said the first 15 people who …

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  • Boothby won’t seek re-election to District 6 JP position

    Justice of the Peace Margaret Boothby, serving Independence County’s District 6, has announced that she will not be seeking re-election in 2014. Boothby has served 32 years as county clerk, four years as deputy clerk and will have served six years as a JP at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 8, 1994.

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  • Men’s program moves to Sunday

    Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church has announced that it will have its Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed program from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sundays instead of Wednesdays beginning this week. For a ride to the church, call (870) 793-2077.

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  • TOPS meetings announced

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off pounds and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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