• Museum to hold Native American exhibit opening

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum has announced the grand opening of its Native American exhibit, “The Birth of the Ozarks,” at 11 a.m. Sept. 8. The museum and the Calico Rock Artisans Cooperative share a building on Main Street (Highway 5 at the White …

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  • Glance at Days Gone By

    With about 10 banking institutions currently serving Batesville, it may be hard to believe that just four decades ago the city only had two banks. They were located at the same intersection downtown at Third and Main streets. In 1905, the town had three banks, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 23, 1993.

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  • Artwork clinic, beginner’s photography to be offered

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will be providing a “Digitizing your Art Work Clinic” with photographer Dominic Rossetti. Rossetti began teaching introductory photography classes and later intermediate specialties at Bedford Camera Company.  He has had exhibits of fine art nature photography photos in Rogers, Little …

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  • UACCB to host ‘Angels’ pageant Saturday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host the Arkansas Angels Pageant at 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. The pageant honors children with special needs. A balloon release is scheduled for 5:30 to recognize those children “who …

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  • Dove season opens Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK – With dove hunting season opening Saturday, Arkansans have a chance to get into the action a little or a lot. It’s their choice. For many, dove season means the opening weekend. For a smaller percentage of hunters, dove season is an option …

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  • USDA announces more help for drought-affected producers

    U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced another helpful change in August for farmers and ranchers whose operations have been impacted by drought, said Dee Anne Barnes, executive director of the Independence County Farm Service Agency office. “This one is made by the Risk …

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  • Permits offered

    LITTLE ROCK — Leftover deer hunt permits will only be available for online purchase beginning 8 a.m. on Sept. 10. Several AGFC WMAs throughout the state have a limited number of permits left over for modern gun, muzzleloader and youth permits. These permits are $10 …

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  • Buffalo event delayed

    HARRISON — It’s a trade-off for much needed rainfall, but the final event celebrating the creation of Buffalo National River in 1972 has been postponed, said Caven Clark, public information officer for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism. “The slow-moving weather system is now …

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  • Lyon hires new faculty, staff

    Lyon College has hired several new faculty and staff members for the fall semester, according to a news release. Dr. Suzanne Cunningham praises experience as the key to success. She brings 35 years of teaching experience to Lyon College as a visiting assistant professor of …

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  • Fire truck pull benefits MDA

    Five teams and hundreds of supporters turned out for Saturday morning’s second annual Muscular Dystrophy Fire Truck Pull, hosted by the Batesville Fire Department. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn told the crowd that even though only half as many teams showed up this year, more …

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  • Developing communities: Peace Corps volunteer empowered by experience

    THAILAND — Eating snakes and rats are not things Elliot Brannon grew up eating but since joining the Peace Corps and moving to Thailand, he’s learned to love them. But it wasn’t the cuisine that propelled Brannon to service in the Peace Corps — it …

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