• Creech family reunion slated at Hutchinson Mountain

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Descendants and other relatives of Jeff Creech and Ora Lee Ellis Creech, formerly of the Hutchinson Mountain community, will have a reunion at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. The event is open to all friends and family. For more …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 15, 1995.

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  • Chubby Menard Pancake Day is Thursday

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club estimates that it has served more than 100,000 pancakes in the 40-plus years it has been hosting the annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day. The day is named in honor of Chubby Menard who was elected president of the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Deer hunter shot

    Brothers Ronald and Donald Jenkins were deer hunting Saturday morning when Ronald heard a nearby gunshot and a scream. His brother had been shot. Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said the brothers, ages 61 and 60, respectively, were hunting just east of Batesville around 9:45 …

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  • 2 face battery charges

    MELBOURNE — Separate cases of domestic battery have resulted in two arrests by Izard County police, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. A Melbourne woman was arrested Oct. 16 for domestic battery after an altercation with her daughter. Delores Jean McNealy, 37, faces a charge of …

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  • Ozarka sets health fair

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its Health, Safety and Wellness Fair, with more than 40 vendors, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka in Melbourne. “The Ozarka LPN Program is very excited about hosting our …

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  • Board touts interim director, discusses retention

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is on the lookout for a new vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, but the role hasn’t gone unfilled since the retirement of the previous title holder, Brian Berry. When Chancellor Deborah Frazier called Dr. …

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  • Felon recommended for pardon

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended a woman convicted in Independence County for a pardon, according to a news release. Christy Throne was convicted of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to use. The board found her recommendation …

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  • Marlin announces intent

        Nathan Marlin of Cave City is announcing his candidacy for Cave City Council, Ward 1, Position 2.             Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost …

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  • Halloween workshop slated

    Batesville Area Arts Council’s Gallery on Main will host a Halloween Workshop for Kids on Saturday. Students will create Halloween-themed crafts with help from instructor Leia Parks. Cost is $10 per student. Three- and 4-year-olds will attend from 9 to 10 a.m. and must be …

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  • Radio club sets meeting

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • Haunted Theater Tour offered

    SEARCY — A Haunted Theater Tour will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Oct. 30 in the Center on the Square, located at 219 W. Arch St. at Searcy. After investigating the history of the old-made-new building, the board of directors at Center on the …

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