• Veteran to speak at AARP

    MOOREFIELD — Rear Admiral Bob Carius (retired) will be the featured speaker at the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at Catfish Wharf. A Dutch treat meal will begin at 11 a.m. All veterans are invited. AARP is an organization for people …

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  • Farmers market to close out season Saturday

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will finish the season on Saturday. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in the pocket park. Featured will be local produce grown without chemicals, local pasture-raised meats, eggs and cheeses, home-baked goods and handmade items for …

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  • Self-defense class taking participants

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will hold a hands-on self-defense class 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet School Gym. The free class will be taught by members of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department and participants will pair off …

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  • Despite doubts, woman finds success at college

    Kris Fasse looked around the room, scared and unsure of herself. She doubted her ability. She doubted herself. That was November 2013, and “my story is still being written,” she told other women attending a ladies luncheon at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Youth cooking club seeks participants

    The Independence County 4-H program is seeking participants for its free cooking club for children in grades four and up. A club meeting will be at held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Kids …

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  • Trial set in girl’s death

    BENTONVILLE (AP) — A trial date has been set for next year for a northwest Arkansas man charged in the death of a 6-year-old girl. Zachary Holly had been scheduled to go to trial this week in the 2012 killing of Jersey Bridgeman, but the …

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  • Owner of former Jonesboro bank building a mystery

    JONESBORO (AP) — The mayor of a northeastern Arkansas city says he still doesn’t know who owns the former Citizens Bank building. Safety concerns about the building and a two-story structure attached to it have increased in recent weeks in Jonesboro. Officials removed exterior wall …

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  • Forecast: Get ready for crowded airports this Thanksgiving

    DALLAS — If you’re flying somewhere for Thanksgiving, expect airports to be even more crowded this year. U.S. airlines expect to carry 24.6 million passengers over the 12 days surrounding Thanksgiving, up 1.5 percent from last year. The worst day: Nov. 30, the Sunday after …

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  • Firms want temporary halt to Medicaid suspension

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two mental health companies involved in a bribery investigation are seeking a temporary halt to their Medicaid suspension. Attorneys for Trinity Behavioral Health Care System Inc. and Maxus Inc. asked a federal judge Wednesday to grant a temporary injunction. The order …

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  • Lewis gravesite gets new tombstone

    After 64 years, the gravesite of pioneer photographer J.R. Lewis recently was marked with an impressive tombstone, provided by local donations, according to a news release. Lewis was born in Sharp County in 1870 and started working as a professional photographer in 1889, at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 1, 1995.

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  • Bringing parents to work bridges generation gap

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Seta Whitford-Stark was dumbfounded last year when she found out her daughter Amy quit her job at an employee-recruiting agency to work for LinkedIn, an Internet company that Seta had never heard of. Amy tried to explain what the online professional …

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