• Country Quilters meeting set

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. The meeting date has been changed from the second Wednesday to the third Wednesday this month. A …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High and Concord Elementary

    Batesville Junior High The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Ali Autry, Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Abigail Catacutan, Olivia Clark, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 3, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO The formal opening of the Crouch Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon and evening was the outstanding civic and social event of the fall season in Batesville. According to the registrar’s …

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  • Cotton, Pryor to schedule debates

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Sunday called for a series of five debates with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, the incumbent Cotton is challenging in Arkansas’ U.S. Senate race. Cotton said that he wants the debates to be held in five …

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  • One year later … Boston, its people heal

    BOSTON — Every time Roseann Sdoia comes home, she must climb 18 steps — six stairs into the building, another 12 to her apartment. It is an old building in Boston’s North End, with doors that are big and heavy, not an easy place for …

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  • Biard forged path in radio, public service

    Joe Biard always got a laugh about being the one who tore down the old KBTA radio station near the White River. After all, he had worked for — and was part owner of — KBTA for a number of years, but tearing down the …

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  • Businesses report counterfeit money

    A man may have gotten away with using a fake $100 bill to buy a brand new pair of shoes and socks, but the police are looking for him. Independence County Deputy Kody Headley said he was called to The Shoe Department on Eagle Mountain …

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  • Ceremony recognizes local Arkansas Scholars – State program began 20 years ago in Independence County

    Students who have been named Arkansas Scholars in schools from Fort Smith to El Dorado and more than 90 in between only have Independence County to thank. What began in Batesville between the county’s eight school districts and various business leaders in 1994 is now …

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  • A hand up: Local agency helps disabled persons join the workforce

    Whatever might be standing in the way of someone with a disability getting a job or an education, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services (ARS) may be able to help. ARS recently held an open house hoping to increase awareness of services it provides to persons with disabilities. …

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  • Bone marrow drive planned

    The Compass Church of Batesville will hold a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday during the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on the Lyon College campus. The registration drive is being held to help individuals learn more about the donation process …

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  • Library sets Fine Free Days

    The Independence County Library will celebrate National Library Week April 13-19 by offering Fine Free Days from April 13-30. Patrons can return overdue books and materials to the library and won’t be penalized. The fines will be removed from their accounts. For more information call …

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  • Quorum court to recognize basketball teams

    The Independence County Quorum Court will recognize the Cedar Ridge High school basketball team for it 2A State Basketball Championship and the Concord High School for its 1A State Basketball Championship at its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building …

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