• Combat vet honored for saving Batesville woman

    Little Rock — Col. Conrad Reynolds, U.S. Army (retired), has been awarded a Capitol Citation as a “Life Saver” from the Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin for his actions following a recent car accident near Beebe. On the morning of Jan. 18, Reynolds was …

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  • Teacher, class, school board to be honored at Newark

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will meet in special session at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Newark Municipal Building to honor Cedar Ridge teacher Dr. Judy Butler’s high school science class and the Cedar Ridge School Board, said Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. Butler and her …

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  • Citizens Bank furnishes chapel at Wood-Lawn Heights facility

    Judy Belcher, director of Wood-Lawn Heights, recently accepted a $5,000 contribution from John Dews, CEO of Citizens Bank, which helped furnish the chapel at the new nursing home and rehabilitative facility at 2800 Neeley St. in Batesville. The bank’s donation helped pay for pews, lighting …

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  • Additional sheriff pictures sought

    MELBOURNE — Efforts are under way to establish a photo gallery of all previous sheriffs of Izard County, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, who said that 10 photos have been obtained for the project. Among the photos is one of John Stacey Roberts, who served …

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  • Spaghetti dinner planned

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-8 p.m. Feb. 11 at First United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Tickets will be $5 each and will include entertainment by local residents, a live auction and raffle of themed baskets.

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  • Lewallen to run for JP seat

      Ron Lewallen of Batesville has announced he is seeking the seat of Independence County justice of the peace, District 9, currently held by Bill Cash. Lewallen is a Democrat.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political …

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  • Trumann fire chief dies

    TRUMANN — The fire chief in Trumann suffered a massive heart attack while fighting a fire Tuesday afternoon, according to Lt. Revis Kemper with the fire department. According to Trumann Police Chief Chad Henson, Rick Winkles, 53, suffered a heart attack while on a call …

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  • ICEDC to meet

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will hold its regular meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in attorney Bob Stroud’s office located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. Commissioners will discuss bringing new business into the area.

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  • Bootlegger Daze announced

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will have its Second Annual Bootlegger Daze Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 8. Events include antique cars, revenuers arresting bootleggers on Main Street, food and craft vendors and a working moonshine still. Bryan Hayes and the …

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  • School to host fundraiser

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District will host a benefit concert, barbecue dinner and live auction at the high school gym at 6 p.m. Friday with proceeds to benefit the Bryson Wood family. Dinner plates are $10 for adults and $5 for children under …

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  • Ozarka offering free GED evening classes

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has announced free GED evening classes that are currently available, according to a news release. They include: Calico Rock City Hall — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays Ozarka-Mammoth Spring — 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursdays Cave City Middle School —5 to …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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