• Updates top council agenda

    With Monday night’s special meeting behind them, the mayor and aldermen made short work of Tuesday night’s regular Batesville City Council meeting. There was one item of business on the agenda, as the council heard a request from a citizen regarding repair for vehicle damages …

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  • Volunteers needed for Afterglow

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting volunteers for the second annual Afterglow 5K, a night-time “glow run” that will take place immediately following the fireworks at the annual White River Water Carnival, which will be held on Sept. 13 at Riverside Park. Volunteer …

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  • Southside school sets meeting

    SOUTHSIDE — A public hearing to discuss Southside School District’s proposal to be approved for a conversion charter status will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school quad. Administrators are hoping to be approved for a charter that they say would allow …

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  • Midland may restart building stadium

    MIDLAND — The Midland School District welcomed 483 students to its high school and elementary campuses the first day of classes last week compared to about 485 the same day last year. While those figures are still tentative, enrollment on the 11th day of classes …

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  • Spring River Artists Guild to hold abstract workshop

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will present an Acrylics and Mixed Media Abstract Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Hardy City Hall, located at 124 Woodland Hill in Hardy. Participants will be working with acrylics on canvas or …

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  • Veterans’ Hall of Fame accepting nominations for induction

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame will have its 4th annual induction ceremony on Nov. 1 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Tickets to the event may be purchased by calling (888) 329-3845. The organization’s selection board will choose this …

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  • Vendors sought for health, wellness fair 

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Vendors are being sought for the Annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair hosted by radio station KFFB 106.1, to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Fairfield Bay Conference Center. For vendor information call 1 (800) 356-5106.

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  • Tribute to Grandpa Jones to be held

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tribute will be paid to the late Grandpa Jones during special musical performances on Friday and Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Guitarist Doyle Dykes headlines the show on Friday along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 20, 1995.

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  • Baxter County officials say dangerous animal found

    BUFORD (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a canine/wolf hybrid that disappeared from its pen in the Buford area has returned to its home. Montgomery said Tuesday that a deputy has confirmed that the animal is back in its pen at the owner’s …

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  • Southside annexation goes to ballot

    Their voices were heard loud and clear, but the fight’s not over. Monday night, the Batesville City Council held a special meeting over whether to send the proposed Southside annexation issue to the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The measure made it — but just …

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  • Arson suspected

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a fire in the area of Thida Sunday night. When officers arrived there were two homes on fire and the initial investigation shows it to be a possible arson, according to Sheriff Steve Jeffery. A possible suspect was …

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