• Raid nets arrests for drugs, cash, gun

    Drugs, money, a gun, scanner and cameras were among the items found during a raid in the Ruddell Hill community Wednesday afternoon. Conducted by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, armed with a search warrant, the …

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  • UACCB to host Friends in Great Places concert

    Singer-songwriter David Lynn Jones will headline the fifth annual Friends in Great Places concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville on March 9. This year’s concert will also feature Danny Dozier and Friends. Proceeds from the event will go toward the Kids’ …

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  • Woman walking down street trying to sell syringes to motorists arrested

    A 30-year-old Cave City woman walking a street in Batesville trying to sell syringes to passing motorists on Valentine’s Day was arrested despite her insistence that she seeks advice from God all the time. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the …

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  • Volunteer receives Boy Scouts’ highest honor

    Fourteen years as a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for one Batesville woman resulted in her being honored with the organization’s top award at a recent Quapaw Area Council meeting. Janna Hamm of Batesville, who is with Troop 320 of the Boy Scouts, …

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  • Auditions to be held for ‘Oliver’

    Batesville Community Theatre will hold auditions for its summer musical production, “Oliver!” at 2 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 24 at the BCT building on Pepsi Cola Road across from the airport in Batesville. “Oliver!” is an award-winning musical story about an orphaned boy in 1850s …

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  • Parkinson’s Support Group to meet Monday

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The speaker will be Janet Wood, occupational therapist. The group meets the third Monday of each month. The meeting is open to …

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  • Boy Scouts to host chili supper

    Boy Scouts of America will have a chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 3800 Harrison St. in Batesville. The meal includes chili, chips, drink and dessert. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. Call-in orders …

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  • Fundraising event to benefit Highland charities

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks will have a spaghetti dinner for members and guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, located at 15 Elks Drive in Cherokee Village. The meal will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Tyler King of Batesville recently enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon returning to Arkansas, King will serve with Bravo Company 2nd …

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  • Troupe d’Jour visits Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary

    Artist Hal Evans (pictured) leads an exercise during a visit from Troupe d’Jour which provided an Arts-in-Education residence at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary School recently. Evans, along with artist Tracy Elizabeth Hult, were able to lead several educational activities for the fourth- and sixth-grade classrooms. …

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  • Paxton earns certifications from ABFM

    Dr. Jason Paxton, emergency medicine physician for White River Medical Center and medical director for Caring Hands Hospice, both in Batesville, has earned his board certification in hospice and palliative medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Hospice board certification is a rigorous, comprehensive …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The old train Depot in Batesville found new life as a restaurant, according to an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Guard. Local musician Danny Dozier was impressed with the architectural details of the building and used his woodworking skills to turn it into “The …

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