• Meetings set for notaries public

    All current and prospective Arkansas notaries public are encouraged to attend one of two free 90-minute classes at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. March 25 at First Community Bank’s George Rider Community Room at the bank’s main branch in Batesville. The Arkansas Secretary of State’s …

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  • Billy Joe Shaver, Billy Don Burns to perform at Bootlegger Daze festival

    CALICO ROCK — Musicians Billy Joe Shaver and Billy Don Burns will headline Calico Rock’s 2014 “Bootlegger Daze” weekend with performances beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Calico Rock School auditorium, 301 College St. Considered the “Original Honky Tonk Hero,” Shaver’s songs have been …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 7 – Sunday, March 9, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 28, 1994.

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its February meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order by president Sherrie Stagner, who led the ritual. Mary Miller introduced guests Robbie Purdom …

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  • Teen with area ties on ‘Dance Moms’

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Shana Hopper never got to use the airline tickets to see her dad. He died in January 2013 before she had the chance. But it was a trip to New York City on those tickets the week before Thanksgiving that resulted in …

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  • Daughter arrested for battery; man out on bond accused of drugs

    MELBOURNE — A woman who came home from work to find her daughter had been drinking later called police when she saw the daughter had tore the house up. Izard County Sheriff’s Deputy Doyle Cross and Sgt. Gabe Sanders responded to the call Feb. 24 …

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  • Icy weather fouls school’s plans — again

    CAVE CITY — Before this latest round of icy weather hit, Cave City School District’s administrators had sent a request to the state Department of Education for a waiver for four instructional days and planned to attend school on one Saturday in order to, if …

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  • ‘Back on Broadway’ coming to Batesville

    Broadway will come to Batesville on Friday with “Back on Broadway,” the fourth show in the performing arts series presented by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Student Government Association and First Community Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show …

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  • Political races form

    Four races for justice of the peace have formed in Independence County after the filing period for the May 20 primary election ended at noon Monday, according to information from the county clerk’s office. Two of those are three-way races. JP District 3 incumbent Brent …

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  • Club presentation postponed

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Due to the weather and poor road conditions, the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s presentation “Birth of the Ozarks” originally set for 10 a.m. Thursday has been postponed, said President Lynn Maxedon. The scheduled speaker, Freda Cruse Hardison of Stone County, …

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  • Greers Ferry Power Plant to be taken offline for repairs

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, will be taking the Greers Ferry Power Plant offline Monday through April 24 for necessary repairs. Throughout the outage, one turbine will continuously release about 300 to 500 cubic feet per second into the Little …

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