• Outdoor survival class set at UACCB

    An outdoor survival class for all ages will be March 23 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, but the deadline to enroll is quickly approaching, said Kim Whitten, assistant to the chancellor. The class offers Phase I of basic survival training for …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its February meeting at the Citizens Bank Annex. President Sherrie Stagner welcomed members and led the ritual and the pledges to the flag of the United States of American, …

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  • Couple uses teen girl in shoplifting operation

    A Bald Knob couple has been arrested for shoplifting at the Batesville Walmart store and accused of using a 15-year-old girl to carry the items to their vehicle while they allegedly stole more merchandise. Independence County Deputy Mike Price said a Walmart employee saw the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 30, 1993.

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  • Pawn shop opens in Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — Brad Freeman said he’s always been a trader and he’s always wanted to be his own boss so a pawn shop was the perfect fit. Freeman recently opened Razorback Gun and Pawn at 45 Allen Chapel Road (across from the Dollar General Store). …

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  • P-Plains to hear reports, bills

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall for its regular monthly meeting, said Mayor Rick Siler. The aldermen will review monthly departmental reports and current bills.

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  • Exercise to be topic

    White River Medical Center will host a free community health education event titled “Exercise is medicine” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in conference Room B in the women’s imagining center. The seminar will be hosted by Dr. Douglas Bernard. The event is free and …

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  • Council cancels meeting

    The Batesville City Council meeting for Tuesday has been canceled due to scheduling conflicts. The next meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 26 at city hall.

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  • Exercise seminar offered

    White River Medical Center will host a free community health education event called “Exercise is Medicine” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Josephine Ray Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, conference room B. Guest speaker will be Dr. Douglas Bernard with the White …

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  • Quorum court has light agenda

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the juvenile courtroom, second floor of the Independence County Library building, at the corner of Third and Main streets. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Public forum, expulsion set

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District will hold a town meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday for citizens to ask questions and get answers in regards to a proposed millage increase for student safety and security. The forum will be held prior to the Cedar …

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  • Man accused of molestation

    A 61-year-old Batesville man is facing felony sex related charges in Independence County following his arrest Thursday by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. “Mr. Santos Gutierrez of Batesville is charged with two counts of rape, which is a class Y felony, after the sheriff’s office …

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