• Wolf Walk supports pack member

    NEWARK — Even though Andi Brasher cannot talk or complete the most basic of daily tasks without assistance, she’s still part of the wolf pack. Last week, the students, teachers and staff at Newark Elementary School joined together to show how important Andi is to …

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  • Citizens hires new president – Aggressive expansion strategy under way

    Citizens Bank today announced a strategy to grow into a major regional banking organization through expansion and acquisitions. In a first step of that plan, Citizens has hired one of the most highly respected Arkansas banking executives to fill the newly created position of president, …

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  • Health expo draws crowd

    At 46, Donna Johnson admits she’s too young to be feeling so old. As a seventh-grade computer teacher at Batesville Junior High School, falling into a routine is easy — too easy — but this year “I’ve been trying to get healthy,” she said. This …

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  • Door-knocker wanting ride taken to jail

    Shortly after a Jackson County officer dropped off a Batesville resident at the county line, he had a ride, but it was with another police officer. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Moody said he was called to 8371 Harrison St. over a black man knocking …

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  • Sidney Fire Department to host chili supper to pay for pumper

    SIDNEY — The Sidney Fire Department will have a chili supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday help raise funds for equipment and supplies. Donations will be accepted. In addition, children between the ages of 6-15 can sign up free of charge for the Youth …

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  • Benefit to help woman battling lung cancer

    AMAGON — A benefit fundraiser will be held for Anita Trobaugh who has stage four lung cancer with metastasis to the spine and brain. People Helping People, a local organization in Amagon (Jackson County), will raffle off a Ruger 243 hunting rifle to be given …

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  • Poker run announced

    MELBOURNE — A benefit for Misty Smith Burton and her 4-year-old son Parker, both of Sidney, will be held Saturday in Melbourne. Bikers will meet at the Valero Station in Melbourne between 9 a.m. and 9:45 with the last bike leaving at 10. The run …

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  • Board sets annual report

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. at White River Academy in Cushman. Agenda items include the welcoming of new board member Kathy West and reorganization of the board as well as a maintenance report and teacher recognitions. An annual report to the …

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  • Ozarka partners with NOAA to offer storm-spotting course

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will offer a free storm-spotting course from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 28 in the lecture hall of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus. The course is open to the public. John Robinson from the National Oceanic …

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  • Guard taking donations for FVP

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help Family Violence Prevention in Batesville. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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  • ‘It’s not over’ Harrell’s attorney says

    Despite a setback in Genie Harrell’s case, attorney Larry Steele said the former county employee’s lawsuit against Independence County for discrimination is not over and he is prepared to take the case all the way to the United States Supreme Court if necessary. The United …

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  • Men’s breakfast is Sunday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Barren Fork Church holds a free men’s breakfast and fellowship at 7 a.m. every third Sunday. On the food bar this week is pork loin, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy. The church is located on Barren Fork Road in Mount Pleasant.

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