• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 13, 2003.

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  • Students share Christmas family traditions

    Editor’s note: Eagle Mountain sixth-graders in Patty Mishark’s class tell what family traditions they will keep for their families when they’re older.   The family traditions I would keep when I get older are the ones I cherish the most. The ones I cherish are …

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  • Couple finds support in alma mater’s program

    Before quitting his job due to health reasons, Patrick Moody looked forward to his lunch break. Parent educator Cindy Barber often told the 20-year-old he didn’t need to take off work, but for the young father it was, and still is, one of his favorite …

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  • Day care worker cited for child found on busy street

    A small child who wandered away from a day care Thursday afternoon was found in the middle of Central Avenue. According to the report by Independence County Cpl. Fred Friar, Sgt. Wayne Green arrived before him and spoke with 44-year-old Chris Hill of Melbourne and …

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  • Man says he drove drunk ‘a million times before’

    A man who was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint was unhappy and uncooperative when he learned he was going to jail instead of to see his girlfriend. Brian Keith Wagner, 54, of Tuckerman told Independence County Deputy James Ebbert he was going to see his …

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  • Drug dealers sentenced

    Robert Scott Hough sold methamphetamine on four different occasions to undercover officers and two of those times were along with Genevia Maria Fitzgerald, according to an affidavit for arrest. Both were recently sentenced in Independence Circuit Court by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge John Dan Kemp. …

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  • Christmas event planned

    Main Street Batesville is having an Old-Fashioned Christmas from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday inside the former Skinner’s Jewelry building at 296 E. Main St. Mike Schmidt will have his toy trains and Santa will be in attendance. Children can come and have their …

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  • Wood family leaves tree-planting legacy

    The Wood family of dealerships is leaving its legacy and marking 75 years of service to northcentral Arkansas by planting trees to beautify the landscape and benefit the environment. The second week of December will be one to remember for the Wood Family and the …

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  • Party slots open at The North End

    Already popular for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, Batesville’s newest (private) rental space, The North End, is now booking for holiday parties. Billed as “Your Event Place” in Batesville, The North End is located at 3769 N. St. Louis St. in the Pfeiffer community …

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  • Cosmetology scholarship seeking funds

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will open its new cosmetology building and enroll the first class of students in January; however, donations are being sought to establish a cosmetology scholarship fund to help students offset program costs. Funds will be available for …

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  • Safe deposit box insurance offered at FCB

    First Community Bank, headquartered in Batesville, announced today that it will begin offering customers the opportunity to insure property placed in the bank’s safe deposit boxes. Until now, this type of insurance was not available to protect box contents against catastrophes. This optional coverage does …

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  • Entergy Arkansas warns of phone scam

    Scam artists targeting utility customers across the nation don’t take a holiday. In fact, they appear to be ramping up their efforts to squeeze both residential and commercial customers with empty but convincing threats to disconnect their service during the holiday season, according to a …

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