• BAAC will sponsor Souper Bowl Saturday

    Batesville Area Arts Council’s annual fundraiser, “Souper Bowl Saturday,” will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. The soup will be made by local businesses and patrons. Tickets are $7 in advance for a quart of soup and $8 …

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  • 4-H club holds meeting

    Batesville 4-H Club’s first meeting of the year was held Jan. 15 at the Independence County Extension Office. After the pledge of allegiance and the 4-H pledge, roll was called. Raegan Sikes, club secretary, read aloud a thank you letter from the recipient of the …

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  • Realtors class held

    ASH FLAT — First National Banking Company recently held a free a Realtors’ Continuing Education Class held at Ozarka College’s Ash Flat campus on Jan. 18. This class allowed realtors to attend and complete their required annual continuing education for the year, according to a …

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  • GED class rescheduled

    STRAWBERRY — A free General Educational Development class, originally set for Jan. 16 at the Strawberry Community Center, has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Wednesday, according to a news release. This is the last year the exam will be offered for free to those seeking …

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  • Myra Wood retires

    If you pick up the phone to call Myra Looney Wood don’t be surprised if she doesn’t answer. She’s pretty busy at her new job, as a retiree. But right now her life as a retiree is not quite what you would expect. Three to …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2013. There are 336 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1963, poet Robert Frost died in Boston at age 88. On this date: In 1820, Britain’s King George III died …

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  • UACCB announces top students for fall

    Eighty-four students were named to the fall 2012 Chancellor’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. Students named to the Chancellor’s List must earn a 4.0 grade point average and be enrolled in 12 or more credit …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • UACCB mandatory orientation showing success

    Students who have entered courses at University of Arkansas Community College in Batesville this year have participated in new student orientation during the first week of the semester. UACCB implemented its mandatory orientation policy last fall for new college students. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for …

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  • Pharmacy heist… a growing trend

    In recent months, two local pharmacies have been the target of thieves looking to get their hands on prescription drugs — a sign of a larger epidemic that is sweeping across America. “It’s an emerging threat here in Arkansas,” William Bryant, assistant special agent in …

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  • Throat cut; arrest made

    MELBOURNE — A woman who cut a man’s throat is currently being held in the Izard County jail, according to a news release from Sheriff Tate Lawrence. On Thursday afternoon deputies responded to a Melbourne apartment complex on Moser Street regarding a call from a …

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  • Inmate bites own wrists

    MELBOURNE — A Viola woman who bit her wrists while in jail restraints was rushed to a hospital for massive bleeding, and now faces felony charges stemming from her conduct. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Michelle Alaine Batterton was being held in jail …

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