• Area auto, drug thefts reported

    A car reported stolen from White River Medical Center sometime between Monday afternoon and Tuesday was later found wrecked in Newark, according to Independence County Deputy Andrew Rogers. Amy Mingus of Floral told Rogers that she drove her father’s maroon 1992 Ford Taurus to the …

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  • Dog show is part of Scottish Fest

    This year’s Arkansas Scottish Festival will feature its first Dog Show and Competition.  The show will begin at 11 a.m. April 13 and will be located at the back of Brown Chapel. Sign-up for the dog show will be at the Welcome Tent, and the …

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  • Guard newsstand price changes

    With the rising costs of production, particularly in the areas of materials and fuel, the Batesville Daily Guard has announced that it will increase the newsstand price from 50 to 75 cents. The change will go into effect Monday, April 1. “We have tried to …

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  • Concert announced

    The Batesville Symphony League will present a concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Bevens Music Room in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The chorus and orchestra will be under the direction of Andrea Steward. The concert is free and open to the public. …

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  • Parents inspire student

    Damien Scales knows that he will be the man of the house one day and wants to take care of his education while he’s young. Scales works close to 50 hours a week at times at his job and is currently taking 13 hours of …

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  • Chamber CEO nets certification

    Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Crystal Johnson has joined 19 other executives across the state who have received official Professional Community and Economic Developer certification, according to a news release. “PCED certification is intended to encourage continuous economic development and prosperity at a community …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This photo of the 1920 Batesville fire was taken at 11th and College streets. Fires, along with tornadoes, floods and earthquakes are among the natural disasters students will study during Old Independence Regional Museum’s annual Home School Days which will be April 8 and 15. …

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  • West Prosperity Road reopened

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road, closed earlier this week for bridge repairs, has been reopened, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. West Prosperity is off state Highway 115 east of Cave City. In other news, the Sharp County Courthouse is closed today for Good …

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  • Area churches offer special events for Easter

    Batesville First Assembly Free professional family photographs will be offered on Batesville First Assembly’s main campus before and after Easter Sunday service on March 31. Service time is 10:30 a.m. The church is located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. For more information …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 20, 1993.

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  • ‘Chicago Joe’ honored with memorial bike ride

    Joe Huss loved his family, riding his Harley-Davidson and pretty much all things Chicago. On Saturday family and friends gathered at Believers’ Community Church for the “Chicago Joe Memorial Ride 2013” to honor and remember Huss, and raise money for his 8-year-old son Joseph and …

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  • Volunteers sought: Search for missing teen to be Saturday

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson is asking for volunteers to help as the search for missing 14-year-old Sidney Randall continues. He said the Walnut Ridge Police Department in conjunction with the sheriff’s office are planning a volunteer search for Saturday, with volunteers …

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