• Missing man found

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office has announced that Milburn White has returned home and “is safe and in sound medical condition,” Sheriff Steve Jeffery said in a statement this morning. White, 81, was reported missing last week after he did not show up at Wood-Lawn …

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  • Co. departments want more

    It’s time to create a 2015 budget for Independence County and it’s the same problem as last year — not enough money and more employees are needed. The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee met on Friday to review the budget and hear from department …

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  • Veterans Day ceremony announced

    The American Legion Post 114 will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the pavilion on the south end of the White River Bridge (where it was held last year) in Batesville. “The American Legion Post 114 invites everyone to come out …

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  • Offices close for holiday

    Independence County government offices will be closed Tuesday in observance of Veterans Day. However, trash and recycling will run as scheduled. The Independence County Library will be closed Tuesday and will re-open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The Sharp County Courthouse will also be closed for the …

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  • State braces for unseasonably cold temps

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Freezing weather is expected throughout much of Arkansas this week as a front brings temperatures that are much colder than normal for November. The National Weather Service says the cold front will move through the state Tuesday. On Wednesday, high temperatures …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1995.

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  • Museum receives $2K grant

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation has accepted a $2,000 gift from First National Bank of Izard County, the completion of the bank’s Building the Future campaign pledge. For five years, the museum foundation has raised funds to purchase and renovate three historic …

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  • Thanksgiving supper set

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Extension Homemakers Club will have its annual Thanksgiving supper Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse near Pfeiffer. Meats, bread and drinks will be furnished by the club. Those attending are asked to bring a large side dish or dessert. Music …

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  • Guard taking donations for Family Violence Prevention

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • Askew to perform in Coffee House Concert Series

    JONESBORO — Grace Askew, a singer-songwriter best known for competing on NBC television’s “The Voice” during season four in 2013 under the guidance of country music singer Blake Shelton, will perform in the Coffee House Concert Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Arts @ …

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  • Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in the upcoming special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff …

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  • Surrounding counties receive funds

    JACKSONVILLE — Several local nonprofit organizations in surrounding counties have received a total of $12,700 in donations from those who participate in First Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round-Up program, according to a news release. First Electric members who enroll in Operation Round-Up agree to have their …

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