• Man accused of beating pregnant teen

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man who beat up a pregnant woman in front of his son was arrested late Thursday night, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Izard County deputies were sent to 86 East Jacksonport Road in reference to a domestic violence call. …

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  • Intro to sewing offered

    Those 10 and older and wanting to learn how to sew will have the chance through a non-credit course at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville this fall. Intro to sewing will be held in the fine arts building, room 603, behind the …

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  • Gems, minerals to be topics

    ASH FLAT — Guest speakers from the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club will present the Kids Night Out program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ash Flat Public Library, said Ina Gill, library committee member. “All kids, parents and grandparents are welcome,” Gill said. …

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  • Radio Club meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. The club can arrange …

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  • Prancer team members sought

    Former Batesville Prancer Dance Team members interested in performing the traditional Piano Roll Blues during the homecoming game this year are invited to a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Batesville High School gymnasium lobby to set up practice dates. For more information call …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 15, 1993.

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  • What’s under the mask: Haunted Barn scares up money for Sturge-Weber

    CONCORD — Many children look forward to dressing up in Halloween costumes, but many children with Sturge-Weber syndrome feel like they have a mask they can’t ever take off. Starting this weekend, The Haunted Barn is looking to scare up some money for the little-known …

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  • Mom cited when kids home alone

    A dirty house, loaded shotgun and drug residue were what welcomed two children last week as they came home from school. Batesville School Resource Officer Cord Davidson said he was called to a home on Byers Street because the children — ages 6 and 7 …

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  • Batesville School Board approves revised policy

    It took members of the Batesville School Board less than five minutes in a special meeting Friday to approve a revised policy on media coverage of student events and performances. The revised policy states that events including sports are open to the media and “mechanical …

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  • Izard Co. FSA office closing

    LITTLE ROCK — The Izard County Farm Service Agency office will close permanently on Wednesday as part of a consolidation plan stemming from federal budget problems, said Linda Newkirk, FSA’s state executive director. “From this date forward, all FSA program services will be provided by …

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  • WRMC provides ‘key’ to better health

    Making sure medications and dosages are accurate after patients are discharged from medical facilities is a challenge plaguing patients, physicians and pharmacists across the nation, but those at White River Medical Center are trying to make this a little easier with their own “key” to …

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  • Changing prescription results in patient’s going to jail

    MELBOURNE — A man who tried changing his prescription for more pills was arrested Tuesday. Joshua Vants Harris, 21, of Melbourne was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a class D felony, and possession of hydroquinone with the purpose to deliver, a class …

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