• Preschool to host ‘Gingerbread Lane’

    The Batesville preschool will host “Gingerbread Lane,” a free activity for children and parents, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at 1900 Lyon St. Each family will be able to decorate a gingerbread house and every child will receive a free book. Refreshments will …

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  • Bank promotes Beard to department manager

    Micah Beard has been promoted to the position of manager of Citizens Bank’s Batesville Loan Department, according to Phil Baldwin, bank president and CEO. While continuing in his role as senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer, Beard has assumed the additional duties of …

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  • Parade postponed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Christmas parade, originally scheduled for Dec. 15, has been postponed for a later date due to scheduling conflicts with other activities, city officials have announced. As of this morning, a new date had not been set.

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24, and invites the public to share their special Christmas memories. Anyone wishing to share a memory may bring the story and/or a photo to the newspaper office at 258 W. Main …

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  • Concord, Pleasant Plains councils to meet

    The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city’s community center. Mayor Warren Rone said the council will discuss current bills and a preliminary budget for 2015. The Pleasant Plains City Council meeting is also set for 7 tonight at city hall. …

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  • Reports top council agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes reports from the sheriff’s office and city engineer as well as comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may address the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 29, 1995.

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  • Baxter wanted to do his part

    LOCUST GROVE — It’s a day that will live in infamy: Dec. 7, 1941. That day, hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked an American naval base at Pearl Harbor near Honolulu, Hawaii. The next day America officially became part of World War II. The surprise …

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  • Stouder joined Army at age 16

    PLEASANT PLAINS — When Chuck Stouder finally left the military, he wanted to start a new life and leave behind his memories of World War II. Today, at 87, he’s still not comfortable discussing his days in combat. Born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana, Stouder …

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  • Man says he took food for his children

    A Batesville man who said he was out of work claimed he was stealing food for his children. French bread, cheese, beverages, meat and milk were among the items he was placing into empty Walmart bags in an attempt to leave the store without paying …

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  • Bethany Project to celebrate Christmas with free lunch

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project will provide a traditional Christmas lunch, free of charge, for anyone wanting to share a meal, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Christmas Day. Volunteers will be serving chicken and dressing, ham, sweet potatoes, baked potatoes, green beans, …

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  • Bureau honors local woman

    HOT SPRINGS — A Batesville woman was honored Dec. 4 during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 80th Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center, according to a news release. Farm Bureau recognized its Sew With Cotton Contest winners at the Women’s Luncheon and Sew With Cotton …

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