• Blood pressure is focus

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. Dr. Shannon Swift, internal medicine/pediatrics at White River Diagnostic Clinic, will present …

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  • Back-to-back winning seasons

    JONESBORO — The Batesville Junior Pioneers won their second consecutive 5A-East District football championship and completed their second straight unbeaten season Thursday in Jonesboro. They started slow and trailed by a touchdown in each half before coming on strong to down the Valley View Junior …

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  • When the phone didn’t ring – Man reported missing

    A state- and nation-wide alert has been issued for an 81-year-old Batesville man who has dementia. Deputy Chris Toland said he was dispatched to 95 Reed Road to check on Milburn E. White after White did not show up at Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home to …

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  • Woman arrested on theft warrant

    After being found in possession of one and possibly three stolen credit cards and a debit card, 27-year-old Christi L. McDougal of Thida has been arrested on a charge of theft by receiving. According to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Detective Jeff Sims, …

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  • Veteran to speak at AARP

    MOOREFIELD — Rear Admiral Bob Carius (retired) will be the featured speaker at the Batesville Chapter AARP regular luncheon meeting at noon Tuesday at Catfish Wharf. A Dutch treat meal will begin at 11 a.m. All veterans are invited. AARP is an organization for people …

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  • Farmers market to close out season Saturday

    Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will finish the season on Saturday. The market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in the pocket park. Featured will be local produce grown without chemicals, local pasture-raised meats, eggs and cheeses, home-baked goods and handmade items for …

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  • Self-defense class taking participants

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will hold a hands-on self-defense class 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Eagle Mountain Magnet School Gym. The free class will be taught by members of the Independence County Sheriff’s Department and participants will pair off …

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  • Despite doubts, woman finds success at college

    Kris Fasse looked around the room, scared and unsure of herself. She doubted her ability. She doubted herself. That was November 2013, and “my story is still being written,” she told other women attending a ladies luncheon at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Youth cooking club seeks participants

    The Independence County 4-H program is seeking participants for its free cooking club for children in grades four and up. A club meeting will be at held at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Kids …

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  • Lewis gravesite gets new tombstone

    After 64 years, the gravesite of pioneer photographer J.R. Lewis recently was marked with an impressive tombstone, provided by local donations, according to a news release. Lewis was born in Sharp County in 1870 and started working as a professional photographer in 1889, at the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 1, 1995.

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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