• Loaned auto, other thefts reported

    He only knew her first name and didn’t know where she lived but he loaned her his car anyway to “run to the grocery store.” Three days later Randy L. Johnson of Desha was reporting his 2003 Cadillac stolen to Independence County Deputy Jeff Adam. …

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  • Free movie offered 

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which is rated PG-13 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. …

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  • Wiles reappointed to Ozarka board

    MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe has reappointed Dennis Wiles to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. Wiles, a resident of Horseshoe Bend, was first appointed in 2008. After serving a two-year term as vice chair, Wiles was appointed chairman of Ozarka College Board of Trustees …

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  • Updates top council agenda

    With Monday night’s special meeting behind them, the mayor and aldermen made short work of Tuesday night’s regular Batesville City Council meeting. There was one item of business on the agenda, as the council heard a request from a citizen regarding repair for vehicle damages …

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  • Volunteers needed for Afterglow

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce is requesting volunteers for the second annual Afterglow 5K, a night-time “glow run” that will take place immediately following the fireworks at the annual White River Water Carnival, which will be held on Sept. 13 at Riverside Park. Volunteer …

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  • Southside school sets meeting

    SOUTHSIDE — A public hearing to discuss Southside School District’s proposal to be approved for a conversion charter status will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the high school quad. Administrators are hoping to be approved for a charter that they say would allow …

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  • Midland may restart building stadium

    MIDLAND — The Midland School District welcomed 483 students to its high school and elementary campuses the first day of classes last week compared to about 485 the same day last year. While those figures are still tentative, enrollment on the 11th day of classes …

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  • Spring River Artists Guild to hold abstract workshop

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will present an Acrylics and Mixed Media Abstract Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Hardy City Hall, located at 124 Woodland Hill in Hardy. Participants will be working with acrylics on canvas or …

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  • Vendors sought for health, wellness fair 

    FAIRFIELD BAY — Vendors are being sought for the Annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair hosted by radio station KFFB 106.1, to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 at Fairfield Bay Conference Center. For vendor information call 1 (800) 356-5106.

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  • Tribute to Grandpa Jones to be held

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Tribute will be paid to the late Grandpa Jones during special musical performances on Friday and Saturday at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Guitarist Doyle Dykes headlines the show on Friday along with Ramona Jones and the Jones Family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 20, 1995.

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  • Southside annexation goes to ballot

    Their voices were heard loud and clear, but the fight’s not over. Monday night, the Batesville City Council held a special meeting over whether to send the proposed Southside annexation issue to the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The measure made it — but just …

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