• Christmas parade is Monday

    Batesville’s annual Christmas parade and lighting ceremony will be Monday on Main Street. This year’s theme is “Candy Canes and Christmas Carols.” The parade will also feature music and other entertainment. Festivities get under way at Batesville City Hall at 6:15 p.m., followed by the …

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • Batesville Area Arts Council’s cookie house workshop set

    Batesville Area Arts Council will offer a Kids’ Cookie House Making Workshop Saturday for children of all ages. Two session times are available, 10 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 2 p.m. The cost is $3 per person. Very young children must be accompanied by …

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  • EHC of Independence County holds open house

    The Extension Homemakers Council of Independence County will sponsor a Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Cooperative Extension Office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Activities will include demonstrations, displays and samples of holiday decorations, gifts, crafts and …

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  • Fellowship Bible Church plans reception, market

    Fellowship Bible Church of Batesville at 332 E. Main St. (in the old Lander’s theater) will hold a drop-in reception Monday during and following Batesville’s annual Christmas parade. “Fellowship Bible Church invites parade-watchers to drop by … and warm up with some hot chocolate and …

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  • Choir to hold concert

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside junior and senior high school choirs will host a public Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville. Admission is free. The concert will last about an hour and feature …

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  • ‘Christmas in Egypt’ planned

    CUSHMAN — The youth choir of Cornerstone Community Church in Cushman will host its musical, “Christmas in Egypt,” at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 205 Collietown Road. Choir members include Jon Hunter Adams, Brianna Bass, Lauren Cowden, Lyndsay Cowden, …

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  • GED test dates announced

    The general educational development test will be given at the following locations: Ozarka College, Ash Flat, 9 a.m. Monday and Dec. 10; Ozarka College, Mammoth Spring, 9 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 11; Ozarka College, Melbourne, 8:30 a.m., Room 516, Wyth Duke Adult Education Building, Wednesday …

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  • Festival of lessons, carols set Sunday

    Lyon College’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Science Society of Batesville at College and 18th streets, according to a news release. The program uses the traditional English format of nine Christmas carols and nine …

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  • Family holds 95th birthday celebration

    CHARLOTTE — Ruth Weaver Wood celebrated her 95th birthday recently with lunch at her home in Gainesboro. Wood was born Oct. 31, 1917, at Charlotte. The celebration was hosted by her four children and their spouses, Thomas and Linda Wood, Bill and Donna Wood, Linda …

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  • Timely Club hosts annual tour of homes

    HARDY — The Timely Club of Hardy, a General Federated Women’s Club, will have its annual Christmas Tour of Homes with the theme “An Enchanted Village Christmas” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Five decorated homes in Cherokee Village will be featured on the tour …

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  • Man who test drove truck accused of later stealing it

    It took Joseph T. Vannattan one test drive to realize he wanted the truck at a local dealer. Only problem was when he decided he was going to keep the truck — he didn’t pay for it, according to police. Now, the 18-year-old Batesville man …

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