• Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports trap tournament largest yet

    An Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program trap tournament held at the Independence County Shooting Sports complex Saturday north of Batesville was a great success, according to range management. “We had a tremendous turnout this weekend,” said range manager Terrill Gregg. “There were 237 shooters, making …

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  • Business After Hours event planned at college

    Lyon College will host a Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Edwards Commons. The event will be held in the Young Gallery on the lower level of Edwards Commons. Door prizes will be given away and …

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  • Gold Coin Day celebrated at Mountain View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Mountain View Gold Coin Day Grand Celebration began at 6 a.m. today and will continue to 9:30 tonight at Smokin’ Country Grill and Buffet, located at 503 Sylamore Ave. in Mountain View. More than 100 Mountain View area businesses are collaborating in …

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  • ‘Ozarka, April and the Arts’ planned

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The arts and humanities programs at Ozarka College–Mountain View will host a day-long celebration of the spring season on Thursday. “Ozarka, April and the Arts” will feature the visual, literary and performance artistry of students, staff and community members. The event will …

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  • Ozark tourist council sets banquet

    HOXIE — The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council has set its annual banquet for Thursday at the new Stan Jones Mallard Lodge near Hoxie. The eight-county tourism promotion group will celebrate the year’s achievements and hear from featured speaker Danny Ford, commissioner with the Arkansas Department …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The 105th annual Conference of the Arkansas Society Daughters of the American Revolution was held recently at the DoubleTree Hotel in Little Rock. The conference theme was: “For Every Time There is a Season.” Presiding over the conference was Jo Ann …

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  • Students attend conference

    Medical Professions Education (Med Pro Ed) students from Cave City High School and Cedar Ridge High School recently attended the Arkansas HOSA State Conference in Hot Springs, receiving multiple awards. HOSA is the largest student organization that prepares students to enter the health care field. …

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  • Local student honored

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University at Jonesboro recently presented its Distinguished Service Awards for 2013 during its 80th annual Student Honors Awards Ceremony and a resident of Batesville was among the recipients. Distinguished Service Awards are presented annually to graduating seniors who, through their service …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 29, 1993.

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  • Floral gets third fire station

    FLORAL — It was a project that got under way before a special supporting tax was even passed, but Thursday morning members of the Floral Volunteer Fire Department and others gathered for the opening of a new fire station. The Floral fire department is one …

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  • Police say teens are runaways

    Anyone who may have seen Dylan Robinson or Jimmie Padgett since Saturday is asked to call the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. The two 16-year-olds were last seen at approximately 1 p.m. Sunday in the Oil Trough area and are considered to be runaways, according to …

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  • Arrests made in donation thefts

    Surveillance video taken at a local charity organization has resulted in the arrest of a Batesville man for theft of items from a donation box, according to a court affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeremy Qualls said Aaron Wayne Long, 38, of Shade Tree Drive …

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