• Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, November 21 – Sunday, November 25, 2012.

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  • ‘Duck Dynasty’ cast member says he enjoys Batesville area

    For most, duck season kicked off on Saturday, but for the folks who visited Rockin’ Locks Salon, duck season had a whole other meaning. Tim Guraedy made his second appearance to Batesville for a meet and greet and to judge a beard contest in honor …

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  • John 3:16 honors veterans from different military branches, eras

    CHARLOTTE — The stories many of them could tell are probably ones they’d rather not, but for some like Korean War veteran Delbert Brickey of Batesville it’s become a little easier with time. A sense of camaraderie didn’t go unnoticed Saturday at the John 3:16 …

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  • Clark: HRA plans on being here a long time

    In explaining how he came to be the CEO of the Batesville-based Health Resources of Arkansas, Jim Clark of Searcy told the Batesville Rotary Club Monday he was asked five months ago by board members if he would come here and assist in restructuring the …

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  • Escapees caught – Men walk away from community service at recycling center

    Shawn Chance When court-ordered community service workers were given a break at the Independence County Recycling Center Monday morning two of them took a hike that led police on a day-long search before they were captured. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said his department was …

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  • Accreditation team presents review

    The Batesville School District could be on its way to becoming the latest school system nationally certified by the largest accreditation agency in the world. Representatives with the AdvancED accreditation team from North Carolina, Arkansas and Indiana made personal visits to the district last week. …

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  • Christmas memories sought for special section

    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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  • Moody graduates police academy

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of Deputy Aaron Moody from the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy in Pocahontas. Moody, one of 43 officers, graduated from the basic police training course Nov. 16 after studying standard police tactics, firearms, legal, …

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  • Man passes out at gas station

    A report of a man passed out or asleep in his truck at the pumps of a gas station near Cave City early Sunday morning resulted in police being called and the man going to jail. Deputy Colby Markum said when he arrived at the …

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  • Salem woman arrested for forgery

    MELBOURNE — A Salem woman is accused of writing a check on the account of an individual she had previously worked for as a housekeeper, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Robin Davis, 46, of Salem was arrested Friday for forgery. …

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  • Community Thanksgiving meals offered at local churches

    Desha First Baptist Church DESHA — Desha First Baptist Church will have a free communitywide Thanksgiving meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in its Family Life Center. The event is open to the public. Transportation and delivery to shut-ins will be available by …

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  • Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

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