• Nominations sought

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for businesses and individuals that play a significant role in empowering the business community and creating economic growth. Winners will be announced at the 2015 Annual Awards ceremony, 4:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 27 at the …

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  • Programs for the elderly to be discussed

    MOOREFIELD —The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at noon on Tuesday with a Dutch treat meal beginning at 11 a.m. at the Catfish Wharf. Ted Hall, executive director of White River Area Agency on Aging Inc., will discuss the agency and …

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  • Watershed district to meet

    NEWPORT — The board of the Departee Creek Watershed Improvement District will meet at 10 a.m. Friday at the USDA Service Center in Newport. The board will be discussing possible avenues toward the goal of selective snagging on the Departee Creek and preparing an application …

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  • P-Plains sets meeting

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Rick Siler. The aldermen will hear monthly budget reports and review current bills.

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  • Ark. Air Nat’s Guard has first female commander

    FORT SMITH (AP) — The Arkansas Air National Guard’s 188th Air Wing has a new commander. Col. Bobbi Doorenbos took over Sunday during a ceremony in which she replaces Col. Mark Anderson. Doorenbos becomes the first female commander of an Arkansas National Guard wing, but …

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  • Ozarka-Mtn View offers photoshop class

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozarka College in Mountain View will offer a four-day photography and Photoshop continuing education course beginning in February. The course will be taught by Patrick Ward and will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2 through 5. Tuition is $20 per …

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  • SHARE aids exchange of health information

    JONESBORO — Physicians and providers throughout Arkansas can now access immediately and securely exchange current, updated electronic health records for patients who have been seen at Northeast Arkansas Baptist, which is now participating with SHARE, the Statewide Health Information Exchange. SHARE enables providers at different …

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  • Honor Roll – Concord High School

    CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fall semester of the 2014-15 school year at Concord High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Liberty Jensen, Gracie Roark, Caitlyn Stormes; general — Annalise Cornett, Bryar Cousins, Madison …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 31, 2003.

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  • Louisiana native travels to Batesville for care

    For most people, loading up the RV means a fun, exciting trip is ahead, but Louisiana native Charles Roberson and his wife, Mary, had different plans. They loaded up the RV for a six-hour journey to get Charles’ pacemaker repaired at his hospital of choice, …

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  • Sex offender released in July arrested again

    A man who has spent a good majority of his life behind bars for sexually assaulting a child may get to spend the rest of it there too, if he is convicted of his current charges. Byron Lynn Paige, of 150 Blackberry Lane, Batesville, is …

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  • Cash, drugs seized in traffic stop

    A large stash of dope and lots of cash was seized from a Salem couple following a traffic stop of their Toyota pickup Tuesday night. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Charles Weatherford said he stopped the truck, driven by 49-year-old Jerry K. Butler, around 7 p.m. …

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