• Spring break ‘rocks’ at clinic

    Volunteers and area businesses were eager to help make spring break special for the children at Child and Youth Pediatric Day Clinic, according to Peggy Goodwin, clinical director. The clinic offers physical, speech, occupational therapy and mental health services for children. Adults are seen also …

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  • Public facilities board to meet

    The Independence County Arkansas Public Health, Education and Housing Facilities Board will convene at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Just Chillin’ yogurt store, located at 3000 Jennings Lane in Pioneer Plaza between Bryan’s Grill and Sakura Asian Restaurant in Batesville. The agenda includes election of officers …

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  • W. Prosperity closed for repairs

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road was to be closed for bridge repairs at noon today and remain closed until further notice, said Sharp County Judge Larry Brown. The area is east of Cave City. The bridge repairs are being made on West Prosperity one-half …

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  • Woodland owners’ workshop set

    A schedule has been released for the Ozark Woodland Owners Association workshop/spring meeting which begins at 1 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus, said organizer Larry Morris. The event is open to the public. The workshop …

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  • Ozarka to host gala

    MELBOURNE — “Framing the Future” is the theme of the 2013 Ozarka College Foundation Spring Gala to be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex at Ozarka College, 218 College Drive, Melbourne. The event, which will be …

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  • Health, safety fair set

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary will host a public health and safety fair from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Healthy snacks and educational materials will be available for all ages as well as free health screenings from Harris Hospital of Newport, substance abuse prevention and counseling …

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  • 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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