• Commercial vending spaces being rented for fair

    Commercial vending spaces are currently being rented for the air-conditioned commercial building at the upcoming 94th annual Independence County Fair. Linda Baxter, chairman of commercial exhibits, said more than 30,000 people visit this area throughout fair week, and this is a great venue for promoting …

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  • Kid’s College deadline extended

    Due to last week’s inclement weather, Kids’ College, a summer enrichment program by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, has extended the deadline for signups to Friday, according to a news release. Kid’s College is for youth who will enter grades 1-6 in …

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  • Senior citizens programs set

    The next program in Old Independence Regional Museum’s series of senior programs will be at 10 a.m. June 24, focusing on Independence Day, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. Nikkel will lead a game about the early history of the United States, with focus on heroes …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 13 – Sunday, June 15, 2014.

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  • Youth Day Camps offered 

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will offer two Youth Day Camps for children ages 8 to 12. The first camp will be June 16 through 20 and the second will be July 7 through 11. The cost is $60 per child. “There …

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  • Hanson named artist of the month

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced its June artist of the month, R.L. “Bobbie” Hanson. Hanson’s work will be on display at the library throughout the month. Hanson, a multi-media artist, grew up in the Midwest and has lived in many states as …

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  • Musicians to gather

    Musicians will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Those attending are asked to bring words or music for favorite oldies songs to play, sing and listen. …

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  • Reunions announced

    Landers family CAVE CITY — The Landers family reunion will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Cave City High School cafeteria. Lunch will be potluck. For more information call (870) 834-1204.   Olyphant OLYPHANT — The Olyphant reunion will be from 10 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 4, 1995.

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  • Honor Rolls – Concord Elementary, Mount Pleasant Elementary

    Concord Elementary CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Concord Elementary School, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Laney Brackett, Lexy Cannon, John David Hendricks, Breanna Jones, Coda …

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  • Summer Celebration fundraiser set for Friday

    Batesville Area Arts Council will host its annual Summer Celebration fund-raising event June 13 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 424 E. Main St. in Batesville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and drinks will be served. Music will be performed by Danny Dozier, …

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  • Officer deals with dog, mad woman

    A welfare check ended with an arrest after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Ben Keener was called and told of a possible suicide. Keener said Francis Ortiz said she was speaking with 53-year-old Brenda Baxter of Sulphur Rock who said she was going to kill herself …

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