• Needle works club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross stitch. Experienced crafters who would …

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  • Guidelines given for avoiding head injuries

    SEARCY — School is back in session and athletic programs are revving up for the fall season. Unfortunately, with the increase in activity, there is also an increase in head injuries. Sherwood Urgent Care, an affiliate of Urgent Team, encourages families to be on the …

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  • Senior citizens especially advised to get flu shot

    The flu is nothing to sneeze at, especially if you’re an older adult. An estimated 226,000 Americans will be hospitalized this year as a result of the flu and its complications, and anywhere from 3,000 to 49,000 are estimated to die from flu-related illnesses. Adults …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 30, 1995.

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  • Ark. cesarean births higher than US average

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Vicki Southard accompanied her husband to Bamberg, Germany, where he was stationed with the U.S. military in 1994. Southard was pregnant with their first baby, a son, who “by God’s grace and a very heavy nurse” is alive today after a traumatic …

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  • Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died at age 93 at his home

    ATLANTA (AP) — S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family’s conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. …

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  • Memorabilia of man killed in WWII given to museum

    April 11, 1945. The raids that developed that day off the coast of Okinawa weren’t out of the ordinary. Several crew members onboard the USS Kidd observed a dogfight between Japanese aircraft and the combat air patrol, when one of the enemy planes descended to …

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  • Range shoots for more money – Board seeks employee raises

    The Independence County Shooting Sports Complex board members were shooting for more money in their proposed 2015 budget when they met with members of the Independence County Quorum Court shooting range committee on Wednesday. Rocky Willmuth, chair budget finance committee, opened the meeting by saying …

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  • Magness man busted for methamphetamines

    Hanging out near a suspected drug house got a Magness man busted by the law late Wednesday night. Independence County deputies Franklin Edwards and Jordan Akins were patrolling Newark around 10:45 p.m. when they noticed a dark-colored truck parked near the intersection of Oak and …

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  • Chaney Drive to be closed

    Chaney Drive will be closed Monday through Wednesday for repaving, Batesville city employee Johnny Coles has announced.

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  • Habitat receives property

    The Commissioner of State Lands Office (COSL) has recently donated a lot near West Magnet Elementary to Independence County Habitat for Humanity. “This is a prime location,” state lands commissioner John Thurston said. “It’s a corner lot across from an elementary school in Batesville. Since …

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  • Johnson accepted into Leadership Arkansas

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Crystal Johnson has been accepted to the Leadership Arkansas Class IX, a nine-month interactive, development program that is held annually by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce. The program provides a firsthand insight into the numerous aspects of state …

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