• Church to show movie

    CONCORD — The movie “God’s Not Dead” will be shown at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Concord Missionary Baptist Church. Admission is free. Free popcorn and soda will be available. Those attending should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 20, 1995.

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  • Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. Saint Louis St. in Batesville. The event is for ages 18 to 30. The arts and crafts project will be creating terra-cotta flower pot …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Spider lily, red tip photinia, growing figs

    What is a spider lily? Have you noticed in August a flower that appears to pop out of the ground and stand totally alone in the grass or flower bed? You are probably looking at a spider lily. The botanical name for the spider lily …

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  • Sharp Co. horse show winners announced

    ASH FLAT — Shaina Manning won senior showmanship at the Sharp County Fair horse show, held July 22. Dalaney Harris won junior showmanship and Peyton Landreth, pee wee showmanship. Other winners were as follows: • Pony class — Hayden Hyslip, first; Maddie Ross, second; Robey Landreth, …

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  • U-Haul, U-no return, U-go to jail

    A man who rented a U-Haul in Kansas and hadn’t gotten around to returning it was taken to jail Friday. One man was taken into custody after a business owner located the stolen U-Haul truck in Batesville, according to a report filed with the Independence …

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  • Pedestrian hit by truck

    ASH FLAT — A Berryville man died in Sharp County just before midnight Thursday after jumping into U.S. Highway 63 in traffic and being struck by a vehicle, said county Detective Aaron Presser, who investigated along with the Arkansas State Police. Presser said a 911 …

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  • Dispatcher hangs up 911

    After an untold number of routine and emergency calls, and twice as many cups of coffee, over a 22-year period, Larry Duchanoy is hanging up his 911 phone. Friday was the seasoned dispatcher’s last day with the city of Batesville’s 911 Police Dispatch. “It’s time …

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  • Tax-free weekend nears

    Those waiting to buy school supplies or new clothes will have a chance to give their wallet a break by taking advantage of Arkansas’ tax-free weekend starting Saturday. The annual sales tax holiday will begin at 12:01 a.m. Saturday and end at 11:59 p.m. on …

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  • Teams getting ‘fired’ up for truck pull

    They’ll tug and they’ll pull and when it’s all said and done there will probably be plenty of huffing and puffing from those trying to catch their breaths. But what would one expect after trying to pull 74,700 pounds of red, white and chrome for …

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  • Newport man dies on job

    A Newport man died Monday morning while on the job at a Batesville chicken plant, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Andrew Rogers said he was dispatched to White River Medical Center shortly before 10 a.m. where he was notified …

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  • Council to recognize dispatch supervisor’s years of service

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to recognize Joy Wilson for her 16 ½ years of service. The agenda also includes a resolution to authorize the mayor to enter into a contract for the firefighters training/workforce training center, a …

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