• Family & Friends Briefs

    WBC to hold garage sale

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  • Travel guide being offered

    The 2009 edition of the Ozark Gateway vacation guide has just been published and copies are available to the public free of charge, according to Cathy Drew, executive director of the non-profit organization.
    “The full-color magazine is packed with vacation destination ideas, historic locations, shopping trips, outdoor adventures, restaurant guides and more,” she adds. The 48-page booklet also includes feature articles about the Gateway area, including Independence, Stone, Jackson, Lawrence, Randolph, Fulton, Izard and Sharp counties.

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  • Burch, Valentine wed

    Casie Burch and Chase Valentine were united in marriage on Feb. 14 at the home of the groom’s mother.
    Joe Walls officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Rich Kyle of Weaver, Iowa, and Don and Vicky Burch of Gravette. The groom’s parents are Dr. Lackey and Susan Moody of Batesville and Dick and Lorna Valentine of Lexington, Ky.
    A white arch was accented with red roses, white tiger lilies and ferns. A container holding unity sand of red and white was etched with the wedding date.

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  • What’s on TV?

    Whoever said dogs don’t watch TV should come to my house.
    This weekend, my niece and nephew came to Batesville with their dachshund, Felix, who is just about a year old and full of pee and vinegar. To burn some of that youthful energy, we arrange play dates with him and our cat, Lillard, who is not quite a year old and also full of pee and vinegar.

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  • Change in an instant

    Life can change in an instant.
     My life altering instant arrived in the mid-morning hours of a Tuesday, Tax Day, 2003. It was a beautiful spring day in northern Illinois, sunny, warm. One moment, I was part of a traditional All-American family of four, two parents, two small kids. A moment later, I became that rarity in our society, a widowed father of school age children. I always dreaded April 15 since I usually procrastinated on filing our taxes until the last minute. Now I hate that day more than any other.

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  • Man passes fire truck, goes to jail

    A man who said he would rather go to jail than get a ticket for passing a fire truck got his wish Friday afternoon, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Anderson.
    Anderson said he was dispatched to a fire at 135 Brewer Hill Road around 2:30 p.m. where firefighters told him they had been passed by a white Chevrolet van while they were responding to the fire.

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  • Area Briefs

    Highland treehouse under fire from zoning commission

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  • Officials cite economic reasons for shutdown

    MELBOURNE — A total of 204 workers were notified Monday by Columbia Flooring officials of the Melbourne plant’s intention to close, but the officials said the plant could reopen if the economy improves.
    Employees at the manufacturing facility were told the plant will close for an undefined period of time beginning in early May.
    Columbia, a manufacturer of hardwood flooring, reduced its work force at the Melbourne facility and at other locations in January as part of an ongoing effort to align production capacity with consumer demand, according to a news release.

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  • Boyfriend claims sick girlfriend needs food

    A formal third offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as residential burglary, has been filed against a Magness man, which garnered him a $150,000 bond, according to an Independence County court affidavit filed by sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims.
    The charges against Jason Chad Hall, 25, of 169 Brittany St., stemmed from an incident on Feb. 14 in which Hall reportedly broke into a residence in Oil Trough to steal food for his sick girlfriend.

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  • Guard promotes NIE

    Imagine having a living textbook in the classroom, allowing students to read about history as it is happening. More and more students are getting that chance, thanks to Newspapers in Education programs.
    Newspapers are used in classes as a teaching tool at all grade levels and in all subject areas. The Batesville Daily Guard is one of approximately 950 newspapers in the United States and around the world that offer NIE programs.

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  • Molding students

    MELBOURNE — Maggie Caraway was never much on art, until she signed up for Connie Roberts’ class at Melbourne High School.
    Caraway was one of several students delving into the wet, squishy clay recently as the school hosted Peter Lippincott, an artist in residence from Fort Smith.
    Each student selected a lump of clay and began forming bowls, mugs, vases, cups, cylinders and other works of art with their hands and use of a potter’s wheel. The pieces were dried, then placed in the kiln for firing, after which the glaze was added and fired once again.

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  • Commission supports tax, historical ordinance

    Monday night the Batesville City Planning Commission gave its unanimous support to the upcoming tax election, which deals with a 1-percent sales tax to replace and upgrade the city’s wastewater facility.
    Dr. Sam Cooke, speaker for the Citizens for Jobs group supporting the tax, and Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson gave a presentation to commissioners showing the current status of the facility and proposed improvements if the tax is passed during a special vote on March 10.

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