• Steering wheel cover in pants results in arrest of MV man

    A steering wheel cover allegedly hidden in his shorts, a pair of new sunglasses on his head and a new T-shirt over his other clothes resulted in a Mountain View man being charged with shoplifting at the Batesville Walmart Monday. Independence County Deputy Daniel Heflin …

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  • Angel Tree deadline approaches

    The United Way Angel Tree Program is gearing up for children living in Independence County to receive Christmas gifts, and applications may be picked up beginning Oct. 1 from Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville, or the United Way office located …

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  • Chamber members to hear political candidates

    A political candidate forum will be held for a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon, set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 9 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Bateville. The forum will features the candidates for state Senate District 19 …

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  • Civil War sheet music to be topic at free program for seniors

    Gail Harley of Batesville will lead a program about Civil War music at Old Independence Regional Museum on Tuesday. It will be the ninth in its series of senior programs for the year and will start at 10 a.m. Harley has been collecting Civil War …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28, 2014.

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  • Revival to begin tonight

    CAVE CITY — Eutopia Missionary Baptist Church in Cave City will have a revival at 7 tonight through Saturday. Curt Howard of Maple Springs Missionary Baptist Church is evangelist. Singing will be led by Charles Landers. The church is on Mount Carmel Road seven miles …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 18, 1995.

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  • Bray, others rack up in Oklahoma

    STILLWATER, Oklahoma — Four competitors from our part of Arkansas did well in the recent 2014 Salers Junior Nationals in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Lindsey Huffmaster of Williford was named the American Salers Queen in the Salers royalty beauty contest and Morgan Street of Cave City was …

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  • Local teens score well at world show in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Local teens won or placed in several categories in the recent American Quarter Horse Youth Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. Taylor Asberry of Sidney and Ty Cornelius of nearby Mount Pleasant teamed with Kelly Renee Duncan of Conway to …

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  • Southside clears another hurdle

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside has cleared one more hurdle in its attempt to become a city. Brandon Gay, Keep Southside Free From Annexation co-chairman, announced at a meeting of Southside residents on Tuesday night that earlier in the day, the community had enough certified signatures for …

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  • Habitual offender accused of B&E

    A Batesville man has been formally charged with breaking and entering and theft after he was seen taking airplane parts that weren’t his from a shop building and fleeing the scene near Highway 167 and Antioch Road on Sept. 15. Stanley Dewayne Gammill, 49, of …

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  • Driver in fatal accident ID’d

    Authorities have released the name of the driver involved in a fatal accident that claimed the life of Penny Yarbrough. Derrick Coles, 30, was listed as the driver in the Monday night accident on Sandtown Road. The accident is still under investigation, according to the …

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