• Museum tours offered

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport, will offer guided tours of the Courthouse Museum and courtyard grounds Friday as well as on March 1 and April 5. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. and will last approximately 45 …

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  • Spaghetti supper to be Saturday

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will host a benefit spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds and donations will go to the Timothy Henderson family. The church is located at 4000 Harrison St. in Batesville.

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  • Church to show Super Bowl

    Jubilee Family Church will show the Super Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 on a 120-inch by 67-inch high-definition projection screen with a 2000 W sound system. Steve Carrier, a member of the Mega Force Team and a Guinness World Record holder, will make a …

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  • Sign language class slated

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer three courses in sign language over the next several months. Continuing education units will be awarded to any participant completing all three of these classes. The first class in the …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station …

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  • Beginners photo class to begin on Feb. 21

    A three-night photography class begins Feb. 21 and is designed to be effective with any type camera, said instructor Tony McGuffey. The class also includes one daytime field trip and will: • explain what all the icons and settings on your camera are for and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 23, 1993.

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  • City records $40M permits in 2012

    The city of Batesville saw $40 million pumped into its economy in 2012, in terms of construction and renovation. Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure said he recorded a valuation of $40.37 million, as far as building permits are concerned. A total of 21 new residential …

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  • Southside bumps up patrols

    SOUTHSIDE — When officers with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office are off-duty you may be able to find them soon patrolling at the Southside School District when school is in session. The school and sheriff’s office have agreed to partner to provide the service until …

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  • Shots fired; four arrested

    Although police found no evidence of a reported shooting, four people were arrested on Dry Run Circle for interfering with governmental operations Friday night after police smelled gas at the home and had to force their way in to check on the occupants’ welfare. Arrested …

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  • Mega Force coming to town

    Steve Carrier bends metal with his bare teeth, breaks concrete and rips giant phone books in half and it’s all in an effort to motivate and share the message of Jesus Christ. Carrier, founder of Mega Force Ministries, is coming to Batesville and shows will …

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  • Shoplifter arrested

    They may have bought the knit hats, bandanas and bolt cutters — but it was the gloves they didn’t pay for that got two women in trouble at Walmart around 2 a.m. Saturday. Already suspected of being shoplifters by employees, 30-year-old Elizabeth Ann Harper and …

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