• El Sabora opens in west Batesville

    El Sabora, a new Mexican restaurant, is set to open Saturday in the 500 block of North Central Avenue. “It’s authentic Mexican with an American twist,” said owner Beth Radtka. “The name El Sabora means ‘a taste of Mexico.’” Her husband Edgar is from Tamaulipas, …

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  • Man arrested for fleeing as cops arrive

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man ran from police when deputies approached his house and was later arrested, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. John Paul Burnette of the Forty Four community had felony warrants from Alabama, but ran when deputies approached his residence on Feb. …

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  • Batesville GAP meeting set for Thursday

    The Batesville School District’s Grandparents As Parents meeting will be held at noon March 14 in the resource room of Batesville preschool, 1900 Lyon St. The meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in their care. Lunch will be served and …

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  • Updated info requested for special section

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting in the George Rider Room, First Community Bank. Regent Anne Moore welcomed members and guests and led the ritual. Dora Kate Lee led the Pledge …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 1, 1993.

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  • Upward Bound accepting applications

    The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College in Batesville is now accepting applications for the 2013 summer session. The six-week residential program is for high school students who will be completing ninth, 10th or 11th grades this spring. The program will be held June …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Dr. Scott Lien will present a program entitled “Secession Crisis.” Lien, professor of American history at Lyon College, is a …

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  • Owens: Soccer still a go

    The city of Batesville will have its soccer season, announced Jeff Owens, parks director. Soccer is open to ages 5-12 and will be played at the outfields of the adult softball fields at the North Complex. “We don’t have room for the older ones but …

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  • Suspect rounded up for rustling

    Cattle valued at more than $100,000 were stolen from two Izard County residents more than a year ago, and the man alledgedly taking care of them has been arrested. Troy Aaron Sample of Pleasant Plains is facing a felony theft charge. According to the affidavit …

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  • Cause of man’s death unknown

    The death of a Pleasant Plains man is under investigation to determine the cause of his death, according to a news release from Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “On Sunday officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a residence in the Pleasant Plains area …

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  • EMT named – Stephens pulls double duty

    Shawn Stephens was recently named a 2013 Arkansas “Star of Life” at the Annual Stars of Life Celebration held in Little Rock. The “Stars of Life” program is conducted by the Arkansas Ambulance Association in cooperation with the American Ambulance Association that recognizes heroic and …

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