• Pryor’s staff headed to Batesville, other towns

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will continue its statewide tour to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government, according to a news release. Over the past year, the mobile office has …

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  • Honor rolls released

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2014 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students …

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  • Museum summer day camp is success

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum hosted 40 students and their parents, grandparents and babysitters on July 11 for the final summer day camp of the year. The students explored “Life as a Settler.” A dozen museum volunteers assisted the students in making butter in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 7, 1995.

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  • Attendance steady

    The fair is in town, and crowds are turning out. Attendance for the second day of the fair totaled 2,983 people on Tuesday night, a little less than last year’s Tuesday attendance of 3,034. Fair-goers can expect another night of lower-than-usual temperatures tonight. The Prize …

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  • Karaoke for a Cause to benefit BBBS

    Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, will be held Aug. 23 at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. The theme is The Great White Way, a tribute to Broadway, and participants are asked to perform their favorite song from a …

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  • Rivers: Prepare for the ‘Big One’

    Hank Rivers learned to appreciate the power of an earthquake when he was on the third floor of a building while in Turkey. When the building was shaking, Rivers could not walk out and had to crawl out on his stomach. Arkansas experiences earthquakes nearly …

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  • Mental evaluation sought in murder case

    A woman who admitted killing her mother will not have any further legal proceedings until a mental evaluation has been completed. Jerrie Lynn Acklin, 41, of Mountain Home is being held in the Independence County Jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death of …

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  • Third Judicial District DTF continues summer roundup

    NEWPORT — Methampheta-mine, hydrocodone pills, Adderall and marijuana as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia have been confiscated during a roundup this week. Agents with the Third Judicial Drug Task Force made the arrests, announced Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney and DTF director. All arrests …

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  • Talks resume on property

    The Batesville-Independence County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Board members will continue discussions regarding the sale of the remaining land in the Batesville-Independence Industrial Park. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Road reopens; another closes

    ASH FLAT — Wilson Well Road in Sharp County, which was closed for bridge repairs earlier this week, reopened today and Hill Gray Road at the low water crossing is closed and is expected to reopen sometime Monday, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 6, 1995.

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