• Couple announces they want place to ‘hide out’ in Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — On Thursday, a couple drove to a landowner’s house in the Simstown area of Sharp County in a red Mercury Marquis looking for a place to camp in the woods. The driver advised the landowner that he and his girlfriend were from …

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  • Red Cross appeals for summer blood donations

    The American Red Cross has issued an appeal for blood donors in order to prevent a summer shortage of blood. Donors of all types are encouraged to schedule an appointment, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. Type O negative is …

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  • Jewelry maker to speak to gem, mineral club

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — J.P. Rosenquist of Pineville will speak at the regular meeting of the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 p.m. Thursday in Omaha Center at 20 Omaha Circle in Cherokee Village, said President Don Sabie. “She is known for her nature-inspired …

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  • Cave City board to meet tonight

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library to consider two certified personnel resignations and hiring replacements, said Superintendent Steven Green. Visitors are welcome at all board meetings.

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  • Wood-Lawn seeks grant

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission will consider a grant request from Wood-Lawn Heights during its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the law office at Blair and Stroud located on the second floor of Batesville City Hall. The nursing home is requesting a …

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  • Desha church awards three scholarships

    DESHA — Desha First Baptist Church has awarded scholarships to three Southside High School graduates. They are Dylan Wilkerson, Dalton Lamons and Tahkotah Harmon. The Desha Baptist Memorial/Honorarium scholarship is funded by donations made by individuals in memory or in honor of a loved one. …

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  • 12 graduates awarded scholarships

    Twelve local graduates have been awarded Academic Distinction and Academic Excellence scholarships to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Kristen Cross, director of financial aid, has announced. Cedar Ridge High School graduates receiving Academic Distinction scholarships include Jacob Aldrich of Sulphur Rock, son …

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  • Summer meals available

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals Program offers free summer meals to children 18 years of age and younger at safe, supervised locations in communities across Arkansas such as churches, schools, community centers, parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and libraries. To …

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  • Student receives degree

    SEARCY — A Batesville resident has been named one of more than 750 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises, according to a news release. Brandi West received a doctor of pharmacy degree.

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  • Autism/Asperger’s Activity meeting canceled

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group will not meet in July due to the Fourth of July holiday. The group, for ages 18 to 30, regularly meets from 1 to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Network of Community Options, located at 710 …

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  • Newlyweds offered subscription

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • Lipscomb named to Provost’s List

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., has announced that Batesville student Lainey Rumans has been placed on the Provost’s List for academic achievement during the spring semester. Students named to the list are those who make perfect grades for the semester while taking …

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