• Man found going out window charged as habitual offender

    Keith Eugene White has a habit of getting into trouble. This time, Prosecutor Don McSpadden is charging him as a habitual criminal since he has already been convicted on four or more felonies. The latest charges for the 37-year-old involve residential burglary with bond set …

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  • Entergy plans ‘wire-cutting’

    Entergy will hold a wire-cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for its new facility located at 100 General St. in Batesville. The event was previously scheduled for March 4 but was postponed due to bad weather. The event is open to the public.

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  • Meats being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is selling hams and pork butts for Easter. The cost for a 10- to 12-pound spiral cut ham is $34.95 each, and 7- to 8-pound pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. To place an order, call Dane …

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  • Ozarka-MV hosts fashion show

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Spring came early at Ozarka College-Mountain View when more than 100 area women attended the second annual Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the Ozarka College Foundation. “It is an extreme honor to work with such a great group of ladies …

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  • Ozarka College sets spring gala

    MELBOURNE — “Under Construction: Building for the Future” is the theme of the 2014 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala to be held at 6 p.m. April 3 in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne. Hosted …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Jonquils, shamrocks, spinach, rosemary trees

    What is the difference between a jonquil and a daffodil? How long do I wait before I can trim off the tops of my daffodils? All daffodils are members of the botanical genus Narcissus. Daffodil is the common name and most easily recognized. Jonquil is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO A get-together dinner will be held tomorrow night at 7 o’clock in the Barnett Hotel under sponsorship of the Batesville Chamber of Commerce at which time the honored guest …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Name this school  – It is hoped that some of our readers will recognize the teacher, a student or perhaps the building being featured this week. Odell Shaw of Izard County, who shared the picture, believes the school may have been near his hometown of …

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  • Student essay winners recognized

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual Student Essay Luncheon recently, after it had been postponed because of two different ice storms. Special guests were the winners of the essay contest in grades 4 and 5. First-place winners …

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  • Cooperatives worried about EPA regs

    The Environmental Protection Agency is currently working on a proposed set of rules for emissions on power plants and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) President Duane Highley said the new regulations will take coal out of the mix, leading to higher costs for consumers and …

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  • Recreational woes voiced at meeting

    Batesville city officials are not pleased with the progress of the new soccer complex on East Main Street, as it was scheduled for completion last September. Still incomplete, now there are more problems. Parks Director Jeff Owens updated the Batesville City Council Tuesday night on …

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  • Police search for teen runaway

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a female juvenile, who reportedly ran away from home earlier this week. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Freeman said she was notified that her daughter, 17-year-old Whitney Hope Leasure, ran away at about 7 …

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