• Council to recognize firefighter, former alderman

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall. The agenda includes recognition of firefighter Mark McCollum for his promotion to captain and Fred Krug for his years of service as an alderman, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments …

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  • Training center to break ground

    A groundbreaking ceremony for the Workforce Training Center will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. Bids were opened in July for the new fire training center/workforce training facility, and the apparent low bidder was M& …

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  • Cave City to discuss well

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall to hear an update on plans for a new water well, according to an agenda for the meeting. The aldermen will also review current financial, police department, fire …

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  • E-Shade sets festival

    EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Fall Festival will be held Saturday. David Lynn Jones and Friends will entertain. The schedule is: vendor booths open, noon; parade, 1 p.m.; local entertainment and talent show, 2 to 6; and street dance, 7 to 10. A dunking …

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  • NCA Fair Rodeo begins Thursday

    MELBOURNE — Rand Rodeo Company will bring the Arkansas Family Rodeo to the North Central Arkansas District Fair on Thursday and Friday. Performances will begin at 8 each night at the Rebecca Moser Hickerson Arena, located on LaCrosse Road near Melbourne. The rodeo will feature …

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  • SRAG holds reception for 2014 Fine Arts Show

    HARDY — A reception was held Sept. 14 by the Spring River Artists Guild, sponsor of the 2014 Fine Art Show and Competition, at the Spring River Art Gallery. There were 74 entries. The awards, presented by guild director Trisha Corder, are: Pat McCarroll, best …

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  • Troupe d’Jour visits Eagle Mountain Magnet

    Arts in Education program artists Hal Evans and Alicia Humbard, from the Troupe d’ Jour Theatre Company, provided a residency Sept. 8 through 12 at Batesville’s Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School. The artists spent the week leading several educational activities for the second- and sixth-grade …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 14, 1995.

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  • T.O.P.S. announces meetings

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. 542, a Batesville weight loss club, meets at 10 a.m. every Thursday with weigh-in at 9:30 in the annex building at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church, located at 805 Bethesda Road. The annual fee is $28 with $2 per week dues. …

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  • Dowell Transport keeps on truckin’ – Celebrates 40 years in business

    Before his death Earl Dowell was adamant that his employees keep their jobs, and five years later his company has kept that commitment. Dowell was the founder of Dowell Transport Inc. and employees recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, remembering the man with a big heart …

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  • Southside to file for incorporation – Batesville pledges to challenge

    The city of Batesville may be losing its chance to annex Southside — members of the Keep Southside Free From Annexation group were set to file a petition of incorporation this morning with the Independence County Clerk’s Office, said KSFFA co-chairman Brandon Gay. The clerk …

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  • Adult son becomes hostile with mom

    MELBOURNE — A man who choked his mother was arrested for third-degree domestic battery last week, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Cpl. Mark Simino responded Sept. 11 to Oxford in reference to a reported fight between a mother and son. …

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