• Karaoke for a Cause to benefit BBBS

    Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters, will be held Aug. 23 at Josie’s at the Lockhouse in Batesville. The theme is The Great White Way, a tribute to Broadway, and participants are asked to perform their favorite song from a …

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  • Rivers: Prepare for the ‘Big One’

    Hank Rivers learned to appreciate the power of an earthquake when he was on the third floor of a building while in Turkey. When the building was shaking, Rivers could not walk out and had to crawl out on his stomach. Arkansas experiences earthquakes nearly …

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  • Mental evaluation sought in murder case

    A woman who admitted killing her mother will not have any further legal proceedings until a mental evaluation has been completed. Jerrie Lynn Acklin, 41, of Mountain Home is being held in the Independence County Jail on a first-degree murder charge in the death of …

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  • Third Judicial District DTF continues summer roundup

    NEWPORT — Methampheta-mine, hydrocodone pills, Adderall and marijuana as well as numerous items of drug paraphernalia have been confiscated during a roundup this week. Agents with the Third Judicial Drug Task Force made the arrests, announced Henry Boyce, prosecuting attorney and DTF director. All arrests …

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  • Talks resume on property

    The Batesville-Independence County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. Board members will continue discussions regarding the sale of the remaining land in the Batesville-Independence Industrial Park. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Road reopens; another closes

    ASH FLAT — Wilson Well Road in Sharp County, which was closed for bridge repairs earlier this week, reopened today and Hill Gray Road at the low water crossing is closed and is expected to reopen sometime Monday, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 6, 1995.

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  • Zyndall Raney Band to play for ‘Celebrate the ’50s’ dance

    NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band will perform at the “Celebrate the ’50s” dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon in Newport. Those attending are asked to wear ’50s attire and bring a potluck dish to share. The band will also …

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    The diabetes support group will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. Speakers from White River Medical Center will discuss “how to survive a hospital stay” and will have information regarding the new patient portal …

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  • River Valley Canners EHC business meeting announced

    River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Extension Office, located on Meyers Street in Batesville. This will be a business meeting for the purpose of electing new officers and getting organized for the upcoming year. The meeting is …

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  • Moody, Mullens win

    CAVE CITY — Steve Moody and Fred Mullens won the Cave City Bass Club’s eighth tournament of the year on Crown Lake recently with a stringer weighing 10.60 pounds, according to a news release. “The weather was hot and humid and the bass a little …

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  • Bad Boys looks to open new line

    Bad Boy Mowers may be looking to open another facility, according to Independence County Economic Development Larry Jones, who said at Monday’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting the company is investigating plant locations for production of a rotary cutter often referred to as a Bush …

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