• BAAC hosts Kids Theater Camp

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Kids Summer Theater Camp with Trike Theater Monday through June 7 at Lyon College. Northwest Arkansas’ professional youth theater company will teach a “Pirate Camp” for students in kindergarten through second grade from 9 a.m. to noon …

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  • Reading program to ‘set sail’

    MELBOURNE — The Paul Weaver Library will host “Set Sail on a Reading Adventure” in June in the administration building of Ozarka College at Melbourne. Reading dates are planned for June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Each day will feature …

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  • Graduate receives funds

    FLORAL — Lexie Wood of Floral, a recent graduate of Midland High School, has received a $650 scholarship from the Arkansas School Boards Association Education Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of Arkansas school board members and who …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Elijah Conley, Cole Lamb, Josie Love, Ryan Moxley, Dereck Savell; general — …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1993.

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  • Hay may have included fire ants

    Cattle producers brought a lot of hay into the area last year in response to the drought. They may have also inadvertently brought fire ants along with the hay. Fire ants are present in south Arkansas and in most of the states around us including …

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  • Trout tourney to be June 8

    GUION — The annual Wilson Creek Sportsman Club Trout Tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 from Wild Haws Landing at Guion, said spokesman Jerry Killian. Prizes will be determined by the number of entries. Cash prizes will be paid through …

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  • State park to hold dedication

    NEWPORT — The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Jackson County Historical Society will dedicate a marker commemorating the 1862 shelling of Jacksonport, according to Betsy Watson, president of the historical society. The dedication will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, the 151st anniversary …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Dr. Robert Henry Hodges of Sulphur Rock, astride his “doctoring horse” in this photo taken early in the 1900s, was born May 1, 1850 — 10 years before the Civil War began — yet still has three grandchildren living. Locally, they are granddaughters Anne Hodges-Petersen …

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  • Man tries to evict doctor

    Moving from Triangle Lane to Eagle Mountain didn’t work out so good for a Batesville man who was given temporary residence at the county jail. Dr. Rick Van Grouw contacted authorities when a man came to his home and told him he no longer lived …

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  • Filthy living conditions lead to endangerment charge

    Filthy living conditions led to endangering the welfare of minor charge and a third-degree domestic battery for a 29-year-old Batesville resident. Officer Bobby Woods and Deputy Phillip Pickett were dispatched to Haynie Drive Lot 7 for a domestic call on Tuesday and when they arrived …

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  • Local student nets prestigious award

    A recent Batesville High School graduate has been selected as one of five incoming freshmen at the University of Arkansas to receive the prestigious Bodenhamer Fellowship, which offers $70,000 in financial support and a strong sense of community to exceptional students with leadership potential, according …

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