• 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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  • Dyslexia test now state law

    For some, the ABC’s are not as easy as 1-2-3 and Taryn Hames has seen that frustration in the eyes of many of her students. She’s also seen their eyes light up when it “clicks.” The reading interventionist for the Batesville School District recalls one …

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  • Gun, cash, dope lead to arrest

    There were a lot of things Adam L. Kelley had with him when he got stopped early Thursday morning, a .40-caliber Sig Sauer semi-auto pistol with two magazines, $2,300 in cash and a small plastic bag containing marijuana. What he didn’t have were tags on …

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  • Southside school discusses charter

    SOUTHSIDE — When Roger Ried heard that the Southside School District was considering becoming a charter school, he wasn’t sold on the idea. Thinking “that’s like a private, uppity thing,” the high school principal said he soon learned “that’s not what it is at all. …

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  • First Community Bank to host customer appreciation

    First Community Bank at Cave City has scheduled the organization’s annual customer appreciation celebration. On Friday from 11 to 1, customers of the bank are invited to attend a free catfish luncheon, with all the trimmings. “We know that individuals and business owners have a …

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  • Shooting range eyes budget

    The Independence County Quorum Court shooting range committee will meet at noon Wednesday at the county’s shooting sports complex located at 3600 N. St. Louis St. Budget matters will be discussed. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • District fair seeks entries

    MELBOURNE — Online entries are now open for the 2014 North Central Arkansas District Fair, to be held Sept. 22-27 at the fairgrounds near Melbourne. All entries must be made online at www.ncadistrictfair.org by Sept. 10. Paper entries will not be accepted. All entry fees …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes drink and dessert and is $10 for those 12 and older and free for 11 and under. Take-outs will be …

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  • Pianist Gustavo Romero to kick off Harding series

    SEARCY — Gustavo Romero, a Mexican-American pianist, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Harding University’s administration auditorium as part of the University’s 2014-15 concert Lyceum series. Romero first discovered his love and gift for music at age 5, started taking lessons and gave his …

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  • Ozarka automotive program seeks trainer cars for students

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is currently accepting trainer cars for the automotive service technology program, to enable students to gain hands-on experience. According to a news release, 2005 model or newer vehicles will provide students with the best experience and are preferred, but other donations …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 23, 1995.

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  • ASU-Beebe opens testing center

    BEEBE — The Testing Center at Arkansas State University at Beebe will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Owen Center, Room 146. The Compass and math module tests will be given on a walk-in basis. Appointments are required for all …

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