• Son shares story of Iwo Jima flag-raising

    James Bradley remembers sitting in a booster seat, a barber cutting his hair, talking about the man pictured on the wall of his shop. It’s his first memory of seeing the black-and white photo in which his dad is pictured second from right. John Bradley …

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  • Knife incident ends in arrest

    The suspect says he was trying to protect an old man from out-of-town thugs, but the witnesses gave a different story. After fleeing Benny Dodd’s residence on Dry Run Circle Wednesday evening, Genio A. Corley, 53, of Batesville told arresting officers that he was there …

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  • Melbourne schools awarded for improvement

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District was awarded a plaque for five consecutive years of math improvement when the Melbourne School Board met Sept. 29. In other business and a reorganization of the school board, member Phillip Edwards was named president, Robert Cooper, vice president, …

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  • Free women’s self-defense class offered

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will present Ladies Self-Awareness and Basic Self-Defense from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department will …

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  • Student league donates table

    The 16th Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocate organization is getting a gift of original art from a local student art league. Members of the league recently put the finishing touches on a uniquely designed and painted tall dining table and chairs set that will …

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  • Pryor’s Mobile Office coming to Batesville

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will head to this area to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Pryor’s staff will be in Batesville from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1995.

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  • Needle works club to meet

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to those interested in learning to knit or crochet and experienced needle workers. Those who have …

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  • Maple Springs revival slated

    ROSIE — Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers are: Randall Perkey of First Landmark Baptist in Highland, 5 p.m. Sunday; Scotty Burrow of Mount Pleasant Baptist in Searcy, 7 p.m. Monday; Robert Randolph of Highway Baptist in Greenville, …

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  • Potluck set for Oak Bluff alumni

    Oak Bluff Community Recreational Center will host its Annual Alumni Celebration and potluck Saturday. The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the potluck being served at noon.

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  • West Baptist hosts gospel singing

    A gospel singing jubilee will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The Mercy River Boys and the Representatives will perform. The event is hosted by Southern Baptist Churches of Batesville. Donations will be …

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  • Rehobeth to hold homecoming

    Rehobeth Baptist Church will have a homecoming celebrating 188 years Sunday. The schedule is: Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11; lunch, noon; and concert with Mercy River Boys, 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 65 Ham St. in Batesville. The pastor is Bob Womack.

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