• Anglers Expo seeks sponsors

    HEBER SPRINGS — Event sponsorships are available through the end of January for the Second Annual Anglers Expo, to be held by Rotary Club of Cleburne County from noon to 7 p.m. March 13 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 14 at the …

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  • Boozman invites school choice stories

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, an original cosponsor of a Senate-passed resolution supporting National School Choice Week, is inviting stories from Arkansans about why school choice is important to them. The resolution designates the week of Jan. 25 through 31 as National School …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 17, 2003.

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  • Arkansas Agri Department seeking Century Farms

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Applications are being accepted for a program that honors Arkansas families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The Arkansas Agriculture Department is accepting applications for the 2015 Arkansas Century Farm program to recognize Arkansas’s …

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  • Building talks continue, deadline nears – Library, others unsure about downtown donation

    A unique opportunity considered by some citizens may take more than a leap of faith and the keys to a donated 36,000-square-foot cornerstone of Main Street Batesville. Mayor Rick Elumbaugh on Thursday called a meeting of members of Main Street Batesville, Independence County Library Board, …

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  • Main Street to discuss partnership with city

    Taking over the Barnett building is unforeseeable for Main Street Batesville alone. But as a partner, the organization hopes the 112-year-old building would help in its efforts to revitalize downtown. Main Street Batesville voted unanimously Friday to allow board president Bob Carius to visit with …

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  • Shooting ruled accidental

    MELBOURNE — A family hunting trip turned tragic Saturday morning resulting in the death of a Tyronza man. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said his office was dispatched to an area near highways 58 and 51 several miles down Jumbo Road. When they arrived, family …

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  • Day care sends wrong child home with dad

    A father who picked up his 2-year-old son at day care Wednesday didn’t notice he had the wrong child until he got the boy home to his wife. The incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. at The Community School day care in Quail Valley, according to …

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  • Thieves target gun collection

    An unlocked home in Floral gave thieves access to more than a dozen firearms, valued at nearly $10,000. Kevin Gilbert told Independence County Deputy John Carroll the theft occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Wednesday while he was away from his residence in …

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  • Seniors hear about programs

    Many seniors are still not aware of all the services available to them through White River Area Agency of Aging (WRAAA), according to its director, Ted Hall. Hall was the guest speaker for the recent monthly AARP luncheon and educated seniors on programs, classes and …

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  • Prowlers, burglaries, thefts among reports

    While filing a theft report of home electronics at her Greg Drive residence Tuesday afternoon, Sarah M. Durling told police prowlers had been seen in her yard on several occasions. In fact, she said, she and her mother had spent the previous night in a …

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  • City rewarded for efficiency

    An energy-efficiency project has earned the city of Batesville $8,173 in incentives from Entergy Arkansas’ CitySmart Program. The city replaced outdated lighting in and around the municipal building with energy-efficient LED lighting, improving both efficiency and light output. The old lighting system consisted of inefficient …

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