• Weekend Events

    Friday • Red Cross blood drive, Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Children’s Bird Hike, Jacksonport State Park Tunstall River Walk trailhead, Jacksonport, 2:30 p.m. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), …

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  • Ozarka College student pens ‘Stick Shooter’ essay

    Note: The following essay was written by Cherie Little, a student at the Ozarka College as an assignment in English class.   What’s a ‘Stick Shooter?’ I feel like I’m on an African safari in the jungles. Mosquitoes, birds, flies, trees, snakes and ticks all …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 18, 1994.

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  • Main St. to get new look

    Main Street will soon be getting a new look. The Batesville City Council approved a measure at its meeting Tuesday night to begin work on a newly designed streetscape along three blocks of Main Street. Bob Carius and Joel Williams of Main Street Batesville presented …

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  • Gun stolen from Batesville home also reported stolen from Detroit in 1980

    A gun taken from a Batesville residence was also entered as stolen in Detroit in 1980. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Daniel Heflin said he met with Lee Ruth Crabtree of Beebe at the sheriff’s office on Monday over a residential burglary. She said her and …

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  • Pardon sought in 1982 shooting at E-Shade

    It’s been almost 32 years to the day since Cecil Knappenberger shot Wiley Johnson. Now the man once charged with murder who ended up in prison for manslaughter is seeking a pardon. It was around 8:34 p.m. on March 23, 1982 when former State Trooper …

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  • Rollover sends two to hospital

    SULPHUR ROCK — A one-vehicle accident Monday afternoon resulted in two people being transported to the hospital with injuries and a careless driving charge for the driver, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The accident occurred at about 4:32 p.m. at …

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  • Scottish Festival nears

    The 35th Arkansas Scottish Festival will be held April 11-13 on the  Lyon College campus. “The Arkansas Scottish Festival celebrates Lyon College’s Presbyterian and Scottish roots and begins with the Celtic Concert at 7:30 p.m. (that) Friday in Brown Chapel. The opening ceremony (that) Saturday …

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  • Chamber trap tournament set for Friday

    The third annual Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Trap Tournament from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Registration will begin at 9 and the first pull will be at 10. Each team will consist of five shooters shooting 25 targets …

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  • Myers, Chaney, Neeley streets to get repaved

    Atlas Asphalt has announced it will be working on Myers and Chaney streets in Batesville today and Thursday, according to Mark Lamberth. “Then we will move over to Neeley Street and do several blocks on Neeley on Friday,” he said. “We try to take advantage …

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  • Southwest Trail was first surveyed road in Arkansas

    “The Southwest Trail — Old Military Road or a Road of Many Names” was the topic of the program given at Old Independence Regional Museum on Sunday as told by two “rut nuts,” a self-description given by Scott Akridge and Bill Leach to themselves. Both …

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  • Lyon sets art show

    Lyon College’s “Students’ Senior Thesis Art Show” will be held through April 11 at the Kresge Gallery in the Alphin Building on campus. An opening reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday and candidates for a bachelor of arts in studio art will showcase …

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