• Juried exhibit planned

    Lyon College will present its Juried Student Show from Monday through March 21 in Kresge Gallery with an awards reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. “An annual competition juried by an external artist, this show gives Lyon College students a chance to compete for …

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  • Students set family fun night

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside middle and high school choir students will host a Family Fun Night Fundraiser from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Southside Middle School cafeteria, according to a news release. Admission is $2 and will include a bounce house obstacle course, karaoke, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 14, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Batesville Landing, at the time this undated picture was taken, still had a steam vessel, probably the local snagboat, in its harbor. Buildings on the bank, where Riverside Park is now, included a boat repair shop. Heavy iron rings, flattened down in the turf …

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  • Reports: Zila sells to California company

    The Fort Collins, Colo.-based Zila Inc., which has a manufacturing facility in Batesville has announced a takeover by a California company that will result in the close of the local business. DenMat, a manufacturer and distributor of esthetic dentistry and oral health solutions for dental …

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  • Man facing $365K in damages following chicken house fire

    It’s not a crime to not like your neighbor or help them in their time of need. It is, however, one to start a fire that causes $365,000 in damages if you’re found guilty. Todd Drake claims that is the amount owed him after his …

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  • Sheriff: 1 dead at Newport plant

    NEWPORT — Authorities say a man was killed at a Newport steel plant when a ladle of liquid steel apparently spilled in the facility’s melt shop. Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said his department received the call at about 12:55 p.m. from Arkansas Steel Associates …

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  • Driver arrested for drugs, suspended license, no light

    Driving without a license, telling the officer it was suspended and that the pills found in his truck belonged to his girlfriend resulted in the arrest of a Cushman man early Wednesday morning, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Kody …

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  • Trophies, other items stolen from home

    Retha Thompson of Batesville reported Tuesday several items missing from a home she lost to foreclosure, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Thompson said she had permission from the bank to get the rest of her property from the residence and …

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  • Habitat for Humanity to host comedian, ‘talking’ dogs

    Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will present comedian, ventriloquist and musician Todd Oliver and Friends beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. Tickets are $20 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 7 to …

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  • Portion of road to close

    A portion of Meadow Lake Road on the Oil Trough end will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for road repairs, according to Ron Byars, Independence County road foreman. Normal travel is expected to resume Monday evening.

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  • The history of a heart: A survivor’s story

    When Shirley Hankins experienced heaviness in her chest so severe that she could no longer move, she uttered to her husband, “You need to call an ambulance for me.” She was having a heart attack. Hankins, an Oil Trough resident, considered herself physically active, and …

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