• Andersons start own traditions

    An old pie safe and a basket his great-great-great grandmother used to collect eggs in are just two of the items Kyle and Celena Anderson have to pay tribute to their heritage, but it’s the piano that has perhaps the sweetest story. The piano that …

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  • Arkansas prepares for blast of wintry storm

    An icy storm that started in the West and is blamed in at least 10 fatal accidents was bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to parts of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas today as it trudged eastward in the run-up to Thanksgiving. The …

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  • IDriveArkansas.com offers holiday travel info for drivers

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department reminds drivers to visit IDriveArkansas.com before hitting the road this Thanksgiving holiday. Extensive highway improvements are under way in the state. With those improvements come work zones. To aid in holiday travel, AHTD has been …

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  • CC plans kindergarten center with grant help

    Gov. Mike Beebe presented grants totaling $3.3 million to 16 Arkansas cities and counties at a ceremony held Wednesday at Little Rock and for the Cave City School District it will mean a new kindergarten center. The funds originate from the U.S. Department of Housing …

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  • Sheriffs honored at ranch dinner

    LITTLE ROCK — Nearly 300 supporters of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches gathered at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock on Nov. 14 to honor the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association at the 18th annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner. The dinner raised more than $84,000 for …

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  • Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights under way

    LITTLE ROCK — Now that the gorgeous fall foliage we had this year is just about gone, we have a different kind of color season taking its place. The Arkansas Trail of Holiday Lights is now available. Although a few early events have already occurred, …

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  • Ozarka president commits $25,000 to campaign

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe and his wife, Chris, have committed $25,000 to the Student Services Center Capital Campaign, according to a news release. Their personal contribution will pay to furnish the Student Services Center lobby and corridor, which will be used …

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  • City offices to close two days

    The city of Batesville and Batesville Water Utility administrative offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Any utility payments may be placed in the drop box located in the drive-through area. For a utility emergency, call (870) 698-2444. …

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  • Man recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — A man convicted of drug charges in Izard County has been recommended for a pardon, according to the Arkansas Parole Board. Last Thursday, the Arkansas Parole Board issued several recommendations regarding clemency and pardons. Among them are Steven Estabrook, who was convicted …

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  • Council has light agenda

    The Batesville City Council will have a light agenda when it meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The council will consider a resolution supporting the extension of the 2008 Independence County Economic Development Tax and hear a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 17, 1994.

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Baitcasting, bicycle skills, BB gun shooting and broiler barbecuing were the events that more than 92 Independence County 4-H’ers participated in on Oct. 27 at the Independence County Fairgrounds at the annual B-day activities, according to Linda Latus, 4-H program assistant at …

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