• Aquatics facility means much to local swimmer, family

    Five days a week, year-round (except for football season), 14-year-old Seth Bailey must travel to Searcy to swim with his USA coach, who drives in from Little Rock. Seth began swimming with the ICYAA Torpedoes, then two years ago, just before he turned 12 told …

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  • Traffic stops nets two drug arrests

    A Pleasant Plains man was released to White County authorities after a routine traffic stop revealed he had outstanding warrants from that county. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he stopped a black Mazda Protege for no tags at the intersection of Camp Tahkodah and …

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  • Chili cook-off planned

    Lyon College Friends of the Library will host their annual chili cook-off from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Mabee-Simpson Library. Cost is $3 for Friends of the Library and students, and $5 for the public. Children under 12 eat free. Attendees can shop for Christmas …

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  • Free Thanksgiving program offered for senior citizens

    Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 11th in its series of senior programs for 2014, according to a news release. On Tuesday, museum volunteers will lead participants in a fun game of Thanksgiving trivia. Afterward, the seniors will make a turkey table decoration …

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  • Veterans honored; life lessons taught

    MELBOURNE — Students at the Melbourne School District this month learned about veterans who have passed on but on Veterans Day got to hear from a few war heroes still around. Students visited Melbourne Cemetery to research late veterans and place flags on their graves …

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  • Author to speak

    Lyon College will present speaker Travis Langley, the author of “Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium. Langley is also a psychology professor who teaches on crime, mental illness, social behavior and media. Admission is free.

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  • Luncheon helps businesses ‘Go Green’

    Flowers Baking Company and Wood-Lawn Inc. will present the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. This “Go Green” business luncheon will focus on recycling for businesses and will feature speakers …

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  • Madison Co. to close jail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A northwest Arkansas county is closing its eight-bed jail after voters rejected a sales tax increase that would have paid for improvements. Madison County officials have started the process of closing the jail following the defeat of a 1 percent sales-tax …

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  • Winters opens art gallery

    SOUTHSIDE — Janine Winters wanted to bring more art to the area, provide a place for starving artists to showcase their work and allow budding artists to hone their skills. Her dream was realized recently when the doors officially opened to Winters Art Studio located …

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  • Wilson named director at WRMC

    Karla Wilson, registered nurse at White River Medical Center, has recently been promoted to medical surgical nursing director, announced Gary Bebow, CEO. Wilson has 17 years of nursing experience and has been at WRMC for 13 years. As director, Wilson is responsible for managing clinical …

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  • Guard seeking Christmas memories for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the newspaper office at 258 …

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  • Holiday Gala Ball set

    JACKSONPORT — The Annual Holiday Gala Ball will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The 52nd Regimental String Band of Memphis will provide traditional dance music popular during the Civil War era. The evening will begin with ballroom …

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