• Free women’s self-defense class offered

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will present Ladies Self-Awareness and Basic Self-Defense from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department will …

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  • Student league donates table

    The 16th Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocate organization is getting a gift of original art from a local student art league. Members of the league recently put the finishing touches on a uniquely designed and painted tall dining table and chairs set that will …

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  • Pryor’s Mobile Office coming to Batesville

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will head to this area to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Pryor’s staff will be in Batesville from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1995.

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  • Needle works club to meet

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to those interested in learning to knit or crochet and experienced needle workers. Those who have …

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  • Maple Springs revival slated

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers are: Randall Perkey of First Landmark Baptist in Highland, 5 p.m. Sunday; Scotty Burrow of Mount Pleasant Baptist in Searcy, 7 p.m. Monday; Robert Randolph of Highway Baptist in Greenville, …

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  • Potluck set for Oak Bluff alumni

    Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center will host its Annual Alumni Celebration and potluck Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the potluck being served at noon.

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  • West Baptist hosts gospel singing

    A gospel singing jubilee will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The Mercy River Boys and the Representatives will perform. The event is hosted by Southern Baptist Churches of Batesville. Donations will be …

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  • Rehobeth to hold homecoming

    Rehobeth Baptist Church will have a homecoming celebrating 188 years Sunday. The schedule is: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11; lunch, noon; and concert with Mercy River Boys, 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 65 Ham St. in Batesville. The pastor is Bob Womack.

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  • Firefighters for a cure

    Batesville firefighters Donald Richardson (from left), Chris Stewart, Mark Owens and Capt. Mark McCollum hold up a T-shirt that members of the fire department will be wearing throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts’ design shows the words …

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  • Off-road chase leads to SUV but no driver

    A west Batesville man who led police on an off-road pursuit in a vehicle that wasn’t his faces charges of fleeing, drug possession and theft once he is found by authorities. Independence County officers were dispatched to northwest Batesville at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after …

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  • Peeper gets probation

    When Jimmy Sterling Wyatt was hired for a job, it wasn’t to install a video camera in a women’s bathroom. Wyatt, of 9 Minentonka Road, Cherokee Village, recently pleaded guilty to video voyeurism before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp in Independence County Circuit Court …

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