• ENT specialist joins WRMC staff

    Dr. Brian Lawton has joined the staff of Batesville Surgery and CT Imaging, according to a news release. He joins Drs. Hunter Brown, Rob Emery, Jay Jeffrey, David Posey, Todd Rumans and David Yarnell. Specializing in otolaryngology (otherwise known as ear, nose and throat, or …

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  • Guitar concert to be Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Finger Food, an instrumental guitar concert series, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at Fox Creek BBQ, located at 129 Lawrence St. in Batesville. The guitarists perform “in the round” and trade songs and stories about their compositions and their …

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  • Hillcrest to collect school supplies

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest School District will collect school supply donations from noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sandra’s Snazzy Snips located near the intersection at Strawberry. Donations also can be dropped off at the salon during business hours between now and when school …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 1 – Saturday, August 2, 2014.

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  • Supplies sought for children’s home

    Mountain Meadows nursing facility is accepting donations of school supplies for New Life Children’s Home in Oil Trough now through Aug. 13. Items needed are backpacks, calculators, Crayons, glue, scissors, pencil boxes, notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, rulers, erasers, markers, colored pencils, highlighters, tissues and hand …

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  • Childress recognized on Who’s Who scholar list

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been named a Who’s Who Among All-American Scholars, according to a news release. Elijah Childress of Batesville is one of fewer than 10 percent of all American high school students are recognized for this honor, according to the …

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  • Sherrill, Godair, Bice families to gather

    The families of Wallace and Telia Sherrill, Vallie “Joe” and Hattie Godair and William “Daddy” and Hattie Bice will have a reunion Saturday at Sulphur Rock Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon, including homemade ice cream. There will be a time of …

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  • Ozarka College campaign receives $2,500 donation

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Capital Campaign has received another donation, according to a news release.  Dan and Nancy Orr, residents of Sharp County since 1961, have committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Their contribution will pay to furnish an …

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  • UA graduates, students honored for achievements

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several area University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2014 spring semester. Area students who graduated at the end of the 2014 spring semester and their degrees include: Batesville — Justin Angel, bachelor of science in biological …

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  • Back to school bash slated

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne First Baptist Church will host a back to school bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free school supplies will be given away. Bounce houses will be available for children, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open …

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  • Dulcimer event set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host a hammered dulcimer weekend Friday through Sunday. The hammered dulcimer has enjoyed popularity in traditional American folk music for more than 150 years, but its roots date back to Biblical times, according to a news …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 21, 1995.

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