• Church sets Christmas play

    SMITHVILLE — The Smithville Baptist Church will host the play “Christmas at Cricket County Cafe” at 6 p.m. Sunday. The event is free and open to the public with refreshments to follow the production.

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  • Newport ministry to take part in peaceful protest

    NEWPORT — Anthony Coleman, pastor, and the members of Chosen Generation Ministries of Newport will participate in a national protest to raise awareness of police brutality and excessive force in light of the recent events surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and …

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  • Musicians meeting set

    Musicians, singers and listeners are invited to gather from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Community Room of First Community Bank for Christmas music. The bank is located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 3, 2003.

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  • Hope is returned to charity

    With rising food costs and a decrease in donations, this year could have been the last year for Christmas Brings Hope, but thanks to the generosity of Independence County residents and businesses, the organization that brings hope to so many others has received a bit …

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  • Norton facing more sex charges

    MELBOURNE — Another sex charge has been filed against a former pastor and teacher. The class B felony for second-degree sexual assault was filed against Robert Norton of Sage, who has been incarcerated in an adjoining county since the first charges were filed in June …

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  • ‘Flocking’ fundraising campaign implemented

    The Batesville Montessori School is in the process of purchasing a home to remodel and turn into their new school that will serve the children of Batesville for years to come. “The Flocking,” which is the start of an extensive fundraising campaign, allows someone to …

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  • White County Medical Center to buy Harris Hospital

    NEWPORT — Harris Hospital announced today an agreement for the sale of substantially all of the assets of the 133-bed hospital and its related outpatient services to White County Medical Center of Searcy. Alignment of the two hospitals will expand patient access to a network …

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  • Moore to lead account services, IT

    Janet Moore, who has more than 30 years of Arkansas banking experience, has joined Citizens Bank as senior vice president of operations. Moore most recently served as executive vice president of Treasury Management with Iberiabank in Little Rock. She has extensive experience in bank operations, …

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  • White River Chiropractic adds staff, announces promotions

    Dr. Thomas D. Taylor announces that Dr. Billy D. Scott has joined him and Dr. Chad D. Taylor as chiropractic physicians at the offices of White River Chiropractic Life Center of Batesville.  All three doctors have obtained certification by the National Board as well as …

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  • City, county to discuss split

    An interlocal law enforcement meeting is scheduled for 5:30 tonight at Batesville City Hall. City and county officials will discuss the possible split of police departments. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Professor named to new role

    Dr. Patrick Mulick, associate professor of psychology, has been selected as the new vice president for student life and dean of students effective July 1, 2015 at Lyon College. Mulick will take over for Dr. Bruce Johnston who will retire at the end of the …

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