• Man who bought SS card charged with sexual indecency

    A man who purchased a Social Security card 10 years ago has been charged with felonies related to sexual indecency with a child. Miguel Guzman-Guerra, aka Joel Ortiz, is being held on a $50,000 bond after he admitted to having sex numerous times with a …

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  • Woman hands baby to stranger after assault

    A terrified woman who handed off her 5-month-old child to a stranger in order to rescue her other children had just fought off the man who arrived with a bag filled with black gloves, leg shackles, tape and knives. Michael Tyler Vaughn, 22, of Pleasant …

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  • Planning commission to meet

    The Batesville Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at city hall. Agenda items include a request from Zack Mobley to rezone property on Dry Kiln Road from residential to commercial, review of a comprehensive land use map and potential commercial subdivision plat.

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  • Legislators to discuss college programs

    State legislators and local officials will gather Monday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville as part of “Community College Work$,” an event organized by the Arkansas Community College Association to inform attendees about community college programs. Topics of discussion are set to …

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  • Road reopens

    EVENING SHADE — Silver Springs Road at Whaley Creek Crossing is now open, according to a news release from Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. The road has been closed for approximately a month for bridge repair.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 21, 1995.

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  • Church announces location

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside United Methodist Church worship service will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the new Southside High School Media Center.

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  • Needle Works EHC to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Extension Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension office. The meeting is open to anyone who would like to learn to knit or crochet as well as experienced needleworkers. For more information call Joyce Williams at …

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  • WRAAA Ombudsman banquet and awards

    Members of the White River Area Agency on Aging Region II Ombudsman Program recently attended the state annual volunteer banquet and awards presentation in Little Rock.  Region II received third place for 1,593.5 volunteer hours provided to nursing home residents in 2014 and second place …

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  • Giving thanks – Students share letters

    Editor’s note: Students in Cathy McNabb’s fifth-grade class at West Magnet Elementary in Batesville share what they are thankful for this Thanksgiving:   Im thankful for hospitals, hospitals save a lot of peoples lifes every day. Hospitals take care of sick people and people with …

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  • Batesville to file suit

    With the lines drawn and the airport at the center, the Batesville City Council voted 7 to 1 Tuesday night to file a suit to object to the incorporation of Southside. City attorney Lindsey Castleberry and Arkansas Municipal League legal counsel Mark Hayes came before …

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  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary ranks among top 10

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that Mount Pleasant Elementary ranks among the top 10 percent of schools statewide. Mount Pleasant Elementary School has met the criteria set forth by the board to be placed in the state’s top 10 percent …

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