• Pesticide training offered

    The next Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will be held Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office, 1770 Myers St., Batesville, starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the class that qualifies farmers for a State Plant Board license to buy restricted pesticides. There is a …

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  • Ozarka to host ‘Holidays in Who-ville’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its fifth annual holiday event at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the John E. Miller Education complex at Ozarka College in Melbourne. This year’s theme is, “Holidays in Who-ville” and families are invited to join Ozarka College for the viewing …

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  • Choirs to present ‘Messiah’

    The Lyon College Chorale and Batesville Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Michael Oriatti will present a performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon campus. Prelude music arranged by Oriatti will be presented by the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 23, 1995.

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • DWI court holds graduation

    Don’t drink, work and stay busy. That’s what Dakota George said was his plan at his graduation from DWI court on Wednesday. Now 15 months sober, George said the program has made him a better person. DWI court models itself after the highly successful Drug …

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  • $250K bond set in fight

    ASH FLAT — Lemuel and Richard Lee Brinkley’s togetherness didn’t end after one was shot and stabbed. The two brothers then ended up at the same medical center and before it’s over they may be in the same county jail. One brother has been charged …

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  • Man accused of threats, battery, endangerment

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested Friday on a warrant that include charges of breaking and entering, terroristic threatening first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal mischief, and third-degree domestic battering. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said these four felony charges and …

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  • Lighting ceremony canceled

    Due to the amount of rain and bad weather expected for this afternoon, the city of Batesville will not be having the annual lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. tonight. The city will be turning on the lights at City Hall and also at Riverside Park …

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  • Santa Claus is coming to town

    Santa Claus will arrive at the Citizens Bank main branch on Dec. 9 to help the bank and its employees celebrate its annual open house. He will meet with area children and have photos taken from 2:30 until 4:30 p.m. in the lobby at 200 …

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  • Single parent credits program for opportunity to succeed

    For Melissa Hood getting a college degree proves to her son that no matter how difficult life might be — never give up and that determination, hard work and dedication does pay off. A recipient of the Independence Single Parent Scholarship Fund, Hood was also …

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  • Multiple burglaries reported in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — Two burglaries, a vehicle theft and a criminal mischief case are currently under investigation by the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. The Conoco Convenience Store in Calico Rock was burglarized early Friday morning and money was stolen from an …

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