• Firefighters for a cure

    Batesville firefighters Donald Richardson (from left), Chris Stewart, Mark Owens and Capt. Mark McCollum hold up a T-shirt that members of the fire department will be wearing throughout the month of October in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts’ design shows the words …

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  • Off-road chase leads to SUV but no driver

    A west Batesville man who led police on an off-road pursuit in a vehicle that wasn’t his faces charges of fleeing, drug possession and theft once he is found by authorities. Independence County officers were dispatched to northwest Batesville at about 2 p.m. Tuesday after …

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  • Peeper gets probation

    When Jimmy Sterling Wyatt was hired for a job, it wasn’t to install a video camera in a women’s bathroom. Wyatt, of 9 Minentonka Road, Cherokee Village, recently pleaded guilty to video voyeurism before 16th Judicial Circuit Judge Dan Kemp in Independence County Circuit Court …

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  • Would-be thief targets man unloading car

    Be careful when unloading your car — thieves might see it as a potential opportunity. That was the lesson for James Edgin of Locust Street, Newark, on Tuesday. Edgin told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Acy Beebe that he had arrived home and was taking items …

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  • Voters must register by Monday

    Monday is the deadline to apply to register to vote for the Nov. 4 general election. For more information on registering, call the Independence County Clerk’s office at (870) 793-8828. Applications are usually available at county clerk offices, State Revenue Office, Driver Services, public libraries, …

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  • Schools to offer flu vaccinations

    The Arkansas Department of Health, Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren in grades K-12 at no charge. For parents who have insurance, ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of …

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  • Oak Bluff alumni to remember former school days

    The 12th Oak Bluff School Alumni meeting will be Saturday in the Oak Bluff Community Center, located at 380 Oak Bluff Road. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. The business meeting will be at 11. A picture- taking session will follow. A potluck and visiting …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5, 2014.

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  • Independence Co. 4-H seeks donations for ‘One Day of Service’

    Independence County 4-H is sponsoring “One Day of Service” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located on Myers Street in Batesville. The event is a community service project to assist the needy. Donations from the community are needed, including gently …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 25, 1995.

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  • Army brass band to perform

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas National Guard 106th Army Band Brass Quintet will play at the Ozark Trail Festival Arts and Crafts Community Event at noon Friday on the Courthouse Square in Spring Park at Heber Springs.

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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