• West Magnet students net ‘Toy Toss’ trophy

    Lyon College men’s head basketball coach Chad Tapp along with John Krueger, director of sports information, visited West Magnet Elementary recently to present students with the trophy for the most participation in the first Lyon College Furry Frenzy Toy Toss. The event, which was delayed …

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  • Unity Fest tickets still available

    The ninth annual Unity Fest on the River will be Saturday at Riverside Park in Batesville. Tickets are $10 and include a catfish/chicken dinner and automatic entry to win one of the three door prizes: a 2014 Kia Soul, a Bad Boy MZ Mower and …

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  • Library to host reading program

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Library will host its summer reading program at the library beginning June 4 and each Wednesday thereafter through June 25, said Vera Anderson, librarian. “The time is from 3 to 4 p.m. and ages are from 4 through 10,” …

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  • Newark may implement zoning

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council will hold a zoning committee meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Newark Municipal building to begin the discussion of zoning the city, according to Joanne Langston, recorder-treasurer.

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  • DARE graduation held

    The Drug Abuse Resistance Education graduation assembly was held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at West Magnet Elementary gymnasium, according to Cord Davidson, school resource officer and DARE instructor. Approximately 125 students in the Batesville School District from West and Central elementary schools graduated. Guest speakers …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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  • Merchants & Planters expands mortgage department to Searcy

    Newport — M&P Community Bancshares, holding company of Merchants & Planters Bank and M&P Insurance & Investment Services, announce the expansion of their secondary mortgage department into the Searcy market. Merchants & Planters Mortgage Lending opened in Searcy on Feb. 3, and is currently serving …

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  • Harris to celebrate 90th birthday

      PLEASANT PLAINS — Juanita “Nanny” Harris will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located on Blackland Road in Pleasant Plains. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Family fun archery activity announced

    SIDNEY — A family fun day with a focus on archery is being planned. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Country Church property (old general store) at 181 Highway 58 in Sidney. Activities and lunch are free. …

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  • Wellness retreat set on White River

    LAKEVIEW — The Reeling & Healing Arkansas Fly Fishing Wellness Retreat for women 18 years or older who are battling cancer or in remission from cancer will be Saturday through Monday at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview. All lodging, equipment, food, instruction and guide …

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  • Roach family to hold reunion

    CAVE CITY — The Roach family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cave City High School Dining Hall. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 20, 1994.

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