• Sheriff seeks another term

        Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery has announced he will seek another term as sheriff in the upcoming 2014 primary. He is a Democrat.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as …

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  • Southside water seeks to hire two more staff

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority has grown to the point that it needs to hire two new employees. On Tuesday night the water board agreed to hire two additional field personnel because of increasing workloads. Manager John Richardson said that over the years …

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  • ICARE holding benefit chili, homemade soup super

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will have a benefit chili and homemade soup supper at 5 p.m. Saturday at Brockwell Senior Citizens Center. A live auction will be held, and entertainment will be provided by Deadwood Groove. Tickets are $6 in advance and …

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  • WRMC featured in video

    White River Medical Center (WRMC) was recently recognized in a video created by the Hospitals and Health Networks (H&HN), a national flagship publication of the American Hospital Association. The video recognized WRMC for major improvements in quality care after participating in the AHA’s Health Research …

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  • Antlerless deer hunt scheduled in some zones starting Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has scheduled an antlerless deer hunt on private lands in several zones, including Independence County, starting Saturday. The hunt is set for Saturday through Wednesday and hunters may use modern guns, muzzleloaders or archery equipment. …

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  • Quorum Court to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. (above the library in downtown Batesville). On the agenda will be adoption of an interlocal agreement, discussion of volunteer fire departments, Union …

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  • CC board to discuss conference

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library. Agenda items include approval of legal transfer requests, a report on recent Outstanding Educational Performance awards and discussion of the upcoming Arkansas School Boards Association conference. …

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  • Tax schools planned around state

    LITTLE ROCK — Get up to speed on the latest tax code changes at one of 10 two-day Income Tax Schools being held around Arkansas from Oct. 28-Dec. 5. “These are open to professional tax preparers, small business owners or anyone who wants to learn …

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  • Pryor campaign asks Cotton to pull down TV ad

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor’s campaign on Thursday called on Republican rival and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton to pull down a TV ad that accuses Pryor of backing a congressional exemption from the health care law, but Cotton’s campaign said it was …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 4, 1994.

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  • Reunions scheduled

    Croom-Huskey STRAWBERRY — The Croom-Huskey reunion will be held Saturday at the Strawberry Community Center. A potluck lunch will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.   Coles-Gaines DESHA — Descendants of William Thomas Coles and Annie Caroline Gaines …

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  • Izard Co. singing to be held

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Brockwell Gospel Music Auditorium. Everyone is welcome to take part in the old four-part, shape note, Southern gospel style of singing.

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