• Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Participants will craft a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. Those attending should bring an …

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  • Bank announces promotions

    First Community Bank has announced the promotion of 15 employees in the organization’s Batesville region, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. “First Community Bank is very fortunate to have an incredible team of professional bankers,” said Dover. “We understand that …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 27, 1994.

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  • Archery team fundraiser on target

    More than $20,000 has been raised through a fundraising project for Independence County archery teams, according to Susan Parker, Batesville School District CSH/Wellness Coordinator. The teams sold chances on a Bad Boy lawnmower which was donated by Bad Boy Mowers, Inc. and First Community Bank. …

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  • Highland High School wins state bass fishing title

    BULL SHOALS — The Highland High School team of Preston Wiles and Emma Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11.57 pounds to win the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Bull Shoals Lake. The win earned the team the …

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  • West K-Kids net awards

    The West Magnet Elementary K-Kids organization, which is part of Kiwanis International, was recently recognized by the Batesville Kiwanis Club for recent awards from the Missouri-Arkansas Kiwanis District. Several students placed first in the entire Missouri-Arkansas District of K-Kids. West K-Kids President Lily Gillihan was …

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  • KIDS to hold meeting

    Keep Independence Dry and Safe will meet at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. For more information visit www.keepindependencedrysafe.com or visit the group on Facebook.

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  • Stroke survivor finishes race on walker

    Tears filled Cheryl Hissong’s eyes and sweat rolled off her face and onto her trembling hands. Each time she looked up, she could see the finish line inching closer. She didn’t care she was dead last in a field of more than 2,000; dozens of …

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  • Thousands turn out for Unity Fest – $162,000 raised

    It was another record year for the Unity Fest on the River, which was held Saturday at Riverside Park. The event raised $162,000 for John 3:16 Ministries. About 4,000 people took in the fish and chicken dinner, according to Dane Bawcom, head of the ministry’s …

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  • Man beats ex, flees police

    Leaping from a motel window with a large amount of narcotics and cash after he allegedly held his former girlfriend hostage has resulted in numerous misdemeanor charges for a Batesville man. Aaron Lee Kelly, 31, of Batesville had persuaded a 27-year-old woman to leave a …

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  • No bond set for federal fugitive

    No bond has been set for Brandon Ray Brokaw, who was arrested last week on a federal fugitive warrant. Brokaw is being charged with a felony possession of firearms by certain persons. The affidavit for arrest states Brokaw was convicted of a felony on or …

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  • Man ‘welcomed’ with trip to jail after wrecking car near Batesville sign

    DWI. Careless driving. Disorderly conduct. Resisting arrest. Michael James Robinson, 32, of Batesville faces these misdemeanor charges after he was found in a car wrecked near the Welcome to Batesville sign. Deputy Michael Moody said when he arrived Friday around 2:54 a.m. he stopped to …

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