• Parkinson seminar to be held

    Batesville area Parkinson’s support group will host a seminar at 1:30 p.m. April 13 at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women & Imaging, Suite B, located inside of White River Medical Center. April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. There will be speakers, door prizes and …

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  • Radio club scheduled to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of 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. Anyone desiring to obtain a …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Grant allows students ‘real world’ experience

    Rather than reading about water quality, fourth-graders at West Magnet Elementary are testing it. A $2,500 grant from the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Stream Team Program has now allowed them to purchase water quality testing equipment, biological sample nets and a high-end laser colorimeter …

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  • For second year in a row Guard wins top awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard brought home 12 first-place trophies, including the coveted General Excellence and Sweepstakes, both for the second year in a row, at the 2012 Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors awards luncheon. The awards luncheon was held Saturday at the Clarion On Lake …

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  • Main St. building closed

    It wasn’t just snow that fell Thursday night. At some point debris began falling from a building located at 151 Main St. in downtown Batesville currently occupied by Cripple Creek Auction and it’s now closed by order of the fire chief. There was some debris …

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  • Big brothers, sisters wanted

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas (BBBS) will host three free lunches beginning at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Community Room at First Community Bank’s Main Branch location. The luncheon is for anyone interested in learning more about …

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  • Man on the run arrested in Mo.

    MELBOURNE — A man on the run for several weeks has been arrested in Missouri, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Ricky Ray Lake, 34, of Melbourne was arrested in the Ozark, Mo., area. Lake had a felony failure to appear warrant in Izard …

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  • Class helps new businesses start off on ‘right foot’

    Once again, individuals who are interested in opening their own business will have someone to help walk them through the process. A six-night program entitled “Operation Jump Start: Starting a Business on the Right Foot” is scheduled to run 6-9 p.m. April 11 at the …

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  • Vandalism, thefts reported

    A teenager and three adults were cited with trespassing and criminal mischief after a farmer found them, and five vehicles, stuck in his hayfield Thursday night. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to a farm on Gainesboro Road around 11 p.m. where …

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  • Alleged arsonist arrested

    A man who told officers to handcuff him because he set a house on fire may be facing felony charges. On Friday, Independence County officers were dispatched to a residence in Sulphur Rock about a possible arson. When they arrived they saw a female standing …

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  • Employees receive certification

    Three members of the Merchants & Planters Bank compliance department — Randy Cross, Waverle Doyle and Jeremy Boyett — have successfully completed the certified community bank compliance officer program, which is sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America. To earn certification, they successfully completed …

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