• Northside breaks ground

    A new building wasn’t part of its immediate plans but come this winter the Northside Fire Department will have a new home. On Thursday, the department broke ground on a new facility about three miles north of its current location on Highway 167. Weather permitting, …

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  • Scam involves cell phones

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department recently investigated scams involving the purchase of high dollar cell phones. The Shepard of the Hills Presbyterian Church and the Eagles Club, both in Horseshoe Bend, reported that they each received a shipment of cell phones delivered by …

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  • Poke Bayou float/cleanup slated

    The second annual Poke Bayou Float and Cleanup will be Saturday, beginning at 9 a.m. “Volunteers will float Poke Bayou, a scenic stream that meanders through Batesville and empties into the White River,” organizers said. “For the past several years, the Batesville Area Chamber of …

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  • Concord area yard sale slated

    CONCORD — The Concord community’s annual community-wide yard sale will be Friday and Saturday, starting at daylight and perhaps lasting until about dark both days, said Mayor Warren Rone. Area residents will have their yard sale items set up inside town and are also expected …

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  • Budget meeting is tonight

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5 tonight at the Independence County courthouse located at 192 E. Main St. to discuss smaller lateral budgets. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Sharp Co. road open to traffic

    ASH FLAT — County Line Road at Peace Valley Road and Hall Road in Sharp County, which was closed in mid-September for bridge repairs, was reopened for traffic on Monday, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • Cave City parade to be topic

    CAVE CITY — Shelly Middleton with the Cave City Christmas Parade committee will be the speaker at noon Thursday for the weekly Cave City Kiwanis meeting, said Lisa Reschke, program director. The meeting will be in the Cave City Community Center and is open to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 22, 1994.

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  • Pendergrass donates historical books

    Royce Pendergrass donated 80 volumes of the United States Department of Agriculture yearbooks to the Plantation Agriculture Museum recently. The yearbooks are an encyclopedia of the last 100 years of research in agriculture, according to Pendergrass, who has been collecting them for the last 53 …

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  • Fire department to meet

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will hold its regular yearly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station. Everyone in the fire district is encouraged to attend.

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  • Church to hold yard sale

    PLEASANT PLAINS — First Assembly of God, located at 7477 Batesville Blvd. in Pleasant Plains, has planned an indoor yard sale. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to noon Saturday in the church …

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  • Phillips family reunion planned

    The Phillips family reunion will be Saturday at Batesville Assembly of God Church, located at 20th and Lyon streets. Visiting will begin at 10 a.m. with a potluck being served around noon. The event is open to all relatives and friends. On Friday night, those …

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