• UA announces graduates

    FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas recently released its spring graduates list. Area students and their degrees include: Batesville — Dennis Davidson, bachelor of science in electrical engineering; Dalan Davis, bachelor of science education; Wendy Dozier, BSE; Gregory Rawlings, BSE; Nicholas Reynolds, bachelor of science …

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  • Daigrepont accepts scholarship

    William Daigrepont has been awarded an Academic Excellence Scholarship at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Daigrepont of Smithville graduated from Hillcrest High School. He is the son of Laurie Kyle and Shelby Kyle and plans on pursuing …

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  • Pest hopes to see state park in city

    If the Mary Woods No. 2 fulfills dreams of bringing in more tourists, and the riverfront commercially developed, then a group of business leaders hope it could lead to Batesville getting its own state park. Recently, at the monthly informal meeting of elected officials, business …

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  • Man pays for bin but not items inside

    Doing some one-stop shopping didn’t work too well for a Bradford man Tuesday. Jason W. Roberson, 38, did pay the Walmart cashier for the storage bin, but he allegedly neglected to pay for the numerous items he had placed inside. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins …

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  • Council discusses ordinance

    The Batesville City Council reviewed but did not act on a proposed ordinance Tuesday that would require all businesses and nonprofits within city limits to have licenses and be registered with the city. Councilman Tommy Bryant and City Engineer Damon Johnson expressed concerns regarding some …

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  • C-Ridge approves second reserve officer

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District could soon have another reserve officer on its campus. The Cedar Ridge School Board this month agreed to pay agri teacher Tim Cunningham a stipend of $3,000 for being a reserve officer for the school pending completion of …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 26 – Saturday, July 27, 2013.

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  • Six awarded academic distinction

    Six local graduates have been awarded the Academic Distinction Scholarship to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Ashdon Allen of Batesville graduated from Batesville High School.  She is the daughter of Chris and Kristal Allen and will pursue a degree in biology. Brooke …

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  • Freedom Explosion announced

    JUDSONIA — The Ninth Annual Freedom Explosion will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at White County Central Auditorium, located at 3259 Highway 157 in Judsonia. Featured will be youth group drama teams, a military tribute and Southern gospel music with the Freemans and 2nd Generation. …

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  • Free Lamaze class offered by New Beginnings

    ASH FLAT — New Beginnings Pregnancy Help Center in Ash Flat will offer a free Lamaze class at 9 a.m. Saturday. Class space is limited. Those interested need to register and pay a $10 returnable registration fee. More information will be provided at the time …

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  • Marlin, Stout family reunion set

    CAVE CITY — The annual Marlin and Stout family reunion will be Saturday at the First Baptist Church Family Life and Education Center Building in Cave City. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 15, 1994.

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