• Batesville ranks among top 10 places in Ark.

    Batesville has been named one of the 10 best places in Arkansas following a ranking by Movoto Real Estate, according to a news release. The 10 best places in Arkansas with a population of more than 10,000 were ranked on total amenities, quality of life, …

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  • New ‘Lifeline’ has expanded to include Batesville area

    A new service is now available in the area that will help seniors and their families have peace of mind, according to Lifeline of Northwest Arkansas, which recently announced its expansion into the area. Lifeline NWA is a personal response service based in Bentonville. “We …

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  • Chamber to hold luncheon

    Citizens Bank will host the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce 1st Quarter Membership Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on April 1 in the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College St. The topic of discussion will be hospitality and tourism with an emphasis on …

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  • Rehab services plan open house

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, which helps people with disabilities become employed, will hold an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at 111 12th St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The event is open to the public including anyone interested in becoming involved …

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  • Old Independence Regional Museum sets senior programs

    A free series of programs for seniors will be offered by the staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum at 10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month, according to Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “The next program will be Tuesday and will focus on …

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  • Child care fair to be held Tuesday in Newport

    NEWPORT — A child care provider information fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Business Resource Center, located at 201 Hazel St. in Newport. Staff of Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas and the Jackson County Licensing Specialists will be …

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  • Folk Center offers craft workshops

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will present several craft workshops during the spring break session of March 24-29. Available will be workshops in weaving, gardening, basket making, broom tying, rag doll making, embroidery, printing, soap making, leather working, wood carving, spinning, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “The Hanging Tree” showed at the Melba Theatre in Batesville in 1959. The movie, based on a story by Western writer Dorothy M. Johnson, starred Gary Cooper as Doc Frail, Karl Malden as Frenchy, Maria Schell as Elizabeth, George C. Scott as Grubb and Ben …

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  • Boards announce meetings

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board, the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Revolving Loan Fund Committee have been scheduled for Tuesday in the Student Community Center on the campus …

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  • Library displays vintage toasters

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library is displaying a collection of vintage toasters during the month of March. The collection is on loan from Penelope Hadley of Williford. Hadley began collecting early electric toasters while living in Denver. “I found them in junk shops for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1994.

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  • OBU releases honor rolls

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 395 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. The students will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita and will be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2013-14. To be …

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