• Guard wins advertising awards

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home Best of Division in the 2013 Arkansas Press Association Better Newspaper Advertising Contest. The awards were announced Friday at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain. Kelly Stephenson won first place in Best Use of Humor for Foot …

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  • HRA in housekeeping mode, may consider ‘rebranding’

    HEBER SPRINGS — Health Resources of Arkansas is overhauling its management team, CEO Tommy Mitchum informed board members Thursday in an update on the status of the agency, from buildings to underpaid and overpaid employees. The presentation on the agency’s current state of health ran …

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  • Drug arrests, shooting reported

    While investigating a possible arson fire on Coon Creek Road north of Batesville Saturday afternoon, Independence County Deputy James Woods arrested 22-year-old Jimmy Hattenhauer and James Miles on drug-related charges. Woods said he was responding to the woods fire around 2 p.m. and was told …

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  • El Sabora opens in west Batesville

    El Sabora, a new Mexican restaurant, is set to open Saturday in the 500 block of North Central Avenue. “It’s authentic Mexican with an American twist,” said owner Beth Radtka. “The name El Sabora means ‘a taste of Mexico.’” Her husband Edgar is from Tamaulipas, …

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  • Man arrested for fleeing as cops arrive

    MELBOURNE — An Izard County man ran from police when deputies approached his house and was later arrested, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. John Paul Burnette of the Forty Four community had felony warrants from Alabama, but ran when deputies approached his residence on Feb. …

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  • Batesville GAP meeting set for Thursday

    The Batesville School District’s Grandparents As Parents meeting will be held at noon March 14 in the resource room of Batesville preschool, 1900 Lyon St. The meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in their care. Lunch will be served and …

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  • Updated info requested for special section

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its March meeting in the George Rider Room, First Community Bank. Regent Anne Moore welcomed members and guests and led the ritual. Dora Kate Lee led the Pledge …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 1, 1993.

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  • Upward Bound accepting applications

    The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College in Batesville is now accepting applications for the 2013 summer session. The six-week residential program is for high school students who will be completing ninth, 10th or 11th grades this spring. The program will be held June …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Dr. Scott Lien will present a program entitled “Secession Crisis.” Lien, professor of American history at Lyon College, is a …

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  • Owens: Soccer still a go

    The city of Batesville will have its soccer season, announced Jeff Owens, parks director. Soccer is open to ages 5-12 and will be played at the outfields of the adult softball fields at the North Complex. “We don’t have room for the older ones but …

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