• OEM director: ‘Independence County dodged a bullet’

    Reports for the incoming ice storm had residents bracing for the worst. “We dodged a bullet,” said Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management, this morning. “It could have been a whole lot worse if we would’ve had any wind.” Willis said …

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  • Teacher dons ‘Ted’ costume for cause

    Coming dressed as a teddy bear, but not of the sweet and cuddly variety, may not have been Batesville High School math teacher Mark Sparks’ choice in school attire, but for students and a worthy cause he was all game. On Wednesday, Sparks held classes …

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  • Eagle Mountain Magnet changes name, focus

    One Batesville school is changing its focus. Eagle Mountain Magnet Health and International Studies Elementary starting next school year will be known as Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and Medical Sciences. Rather than a concentration on the global community Eagle Mountain will center its focus …

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  • Man accused of stealing adult items from Walmart

    An Allen Chapel man was arrested just before noon Thursday for allegedly stealing personal lubricant and condoms from the Batesville Walmart store, according to Independence County Deputy Aaron Moody. A store employee said he watched Bret Crick, 22, of Haynie Drive conceal the items, along …

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  • Family Violence gets new director, assistant director

    Patty Duncan knows what it’s like to be a victim of domestic violence. She got out of her situation, and today she’s helping others do the same. Duncan has been named the new director at Family Violence Prevention of Batesville, replacing former director Rebecca Riley, …

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  • Cave City board delays meeting due to weather

    CAVE CITY — In a meeting delayed by consequences of bad weather, the Cave City School Board meeting set for Monday has been postponed by one day. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library to consider bids for the …

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  • Church welcomes new pastor

    Stacy L. Reed is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville. Reed received a bachelor of arts in political science and history from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1994 and a master of divinity from …

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  • Basic computer classes planned

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will offer a beginning computer course during the month of February on the Melbourne campus. The class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25-28. The cost is $30 or $20 for senior citizens age 60 and older. The course, …

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  • DAV to hold nominations

    SOUTHSIDE — Department of Arkansas Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary No. 32 will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at 369 Oak Grove Road in Southside. Officers will be nominated at this meeting. All members and persons desiring to join the organization are encouraged to attend. For …

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  • FilmFest poster unveiling set

    Ozark Foothills FilmFest will unveil its 2013 festival poster at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Area Arts Council Gallery, located at 246 E. Main St. in Batesville. Festival president Bob Pest will reveal the festival program and take questions from the media. The 12th …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “OLD MEXICO” is the title of this photo which is among many of the late Samm Woolley Coombs’ pictures on exhibit at Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville. Visitors are invited to drop by the museum at 380 S. Ninth St., between Boswell and Vine …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 15, 1993.

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