• What I want to be when I grow up

    Designated a national holiday in 1894, Labor Day was established to honor the hard-working men and women of America, and while many are wrapping up a three-day weekend today, students at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary recently considered what they want to be when they grow …

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  • Dynamite found in outhouse

    A photograph of an ice chest sent to the State Police Bomb Squad Thursday confirmed Jimmy Moore’s suspicions: The contents were dynamite. Moore told Deputy Nathan Stephens he had been called by Francis Ellison, who lives at 1140 Big T Road, to come give his …

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  • Winging it!

    Don’t call them chicken. Thirteen people have made it to the finals in the first ever hot wing eating contest “The Bone Collector.” The winners will go on to the Grand Finale, set for 8 p.m. Saturday during the White River Water Carnival at Riverside …

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  • Batesville’s ‘Pete Whetstone’

    Charles Fenton Mercer “Fent” Noland was born on his father’s Virginia plantation in 1810. After being dismissed from West Point, Noland ventured west to Batesville in 1826. He studied law under James Woodson Bates, for whom the town was named, and entered politics. Noland was …

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  • Story time to return

    The Independence County Library will host a story time program for preschoolers beginning Wednesday. The event will be held at 10:30 Wednesday mornings through May and include activities in the children’s department at the library located at 368 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Mobley attends state meeting

    The need for natural gas refueling stations for vehicles in Arkansas was discussed at the Aug. 13 meeting of the Legislative Task Force on Sustainable Building Design and Practices in Little Rock. Batesville area committee member and local architect Zack Mobley attended the meeting. The …

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  • Grace Communion offers clothing

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 24, 1993.

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  • Free dementia program set

    White River Medical Center is hosting a Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. “Dementia” will be presented by Nancy Mitchell, Senior Haven’s clinical nurse manager. The …

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  • Isaac remnants bring rain, winds, outages

    About 2,000 Entergy Arkansas customers were without power for more than two hours in the Hardy area this morning and Independence County saw small, scattered outages as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac hung around north-central Arkansas overnight. Flave Carpenter, customer service manager at Entergy, said …

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  • Izard native evacuated

    LOUISIANA -— Twenty-five miles west of New Orleans Steven McCurley was keeping an eye on the approaching storm. For days the weather reports bounced back and forth from a full-blown hurricane to a tropical storm. The Izard County native had missed Katrina but arrived in …

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