• Christmas Brings Hope – Donation pickup to be Sunday

    Officials with Christmas Brings Hope are hoping many residents will leave their porch lights on Sunday with plenty of nonperishable items on their doorsteps to collect. Those wanting to donate food for the annual Christmas Brings Hope project in which boxes are filled and given …

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  • JPs cut law enforcement – Recommendations move to full quorum court

    With a budget still in the red, major cuts were made to the Independence County law enforcement budget Thursday night. Independence County employees are one step closer to their 2-percent raise but it will come at the expense of law enforcement, under a recommendation of …

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  • Class helps women with cancer ‘Look Good, Feel Better’

    While cancer may change a woman’s appearance, such as causing her to lose weight or her hair, one thing she doesn’t have to lose is her self-confidence. White River Medical Center (WRMC) Cancer Care Center, the American Cancer Society and local licensed cosmetologists team up …

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  • Rep. Womack joins online sales tax call

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Republican Congressman Steve Womack is backing a law that would allow states to levy sales tax on online and catalog purchases. A Dec. 5 event is planned in Washington to rally support for the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act, which is backed …

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  • Prairie Grove battle re-enactment planned for this weekend

    PRAIRIE GROVE — Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove with a re-enactment this weekend. Prairie Grove is recognized nationally as one of America’s most intact Civil War battlefields. Seeing the battle unfold on the ground …

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  • Author donates to library research room

    ASH FLAT — Rose Mary Lankford, author of “The History of Evening Shade, The Place and its People,” visited the Rose Berry Thompson Research Room in the Ash Flat Library on Nov. 13 to donate several historical items, said Eva Royal, secretary of the Sharp …

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  • Christmas parade is Monday

    Batesville’s annual Christmas parade and lighting ceremony will be Monday on Main Street. This year’s theme is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will also feature music and other entertainment. Festivities get under way at Batesville City Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by the …

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  • Christmas memories sought

    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 Guard office at 258 …

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  • Capitol lighting is Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced the State Capitol will hold the 74th annual lighting ceremony at dusk Saturday. “I hope Arkansans will join us for this event,” Martin said. “This is a great tradition begun by Secretary of State Crip …

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  • Batesville Area Arts Council’s cookie house workshop set

    Batesville Area Arts Council will offer a Kids’ Cookie House Making Workshop Saturday for children of all ages. Two session times are available, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. Very young children must be accompanied by …

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  • EHC of Independence County holds open house

    The Extension Homemakers Council of Independence County will sponsor a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Activities will include demonstrations, displays and samples of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and …

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  • Fellowship Bible Church plans reception, market

    Fellowship Bible Church of Batesville at 332 E. Main St. (in the old Lander’s theater) will hold a drop-in reception Monday during and following Batesville’s annual Christmas parade. “Fellowship Bible Church invites parade-watchers to drop by … and warm up with some hot chocolate and …

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