• Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 tonight at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership …

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  • ‘Random Acts of Fusion’ to benefit Manna House

    MELBOURNE — Freedom Ford in Melbourne will present “Go Further with Ford Night” Thursday. The event will engage consumers in the final Random Acts of Fusion adventure and offer them a chance to see the all new 2013 Ford Fusion in person, according to a …

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  • Library to host rural health day

    The second annual local celebration of National Rural Health Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at the Independence County Library, 368 E. Main. St. “The purpose of National Rural Health Day is to highlight rural communities as wonderful places to …

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  • Education center meetings set

    The November meetings of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center will be held Thursday at noon at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. at Area Health Education Center. The classes are free and open to the public. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 7, 1993.

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  • Supervisor discusses special education in the Batesville School District

    Special education in the Batesville School District includes instructional and related services specifically and individually designed to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. These services are provided in the students’ least restrictive or natural environments. special education is outlined federally by the Individuals …

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  • Wreath ceremony pays tribute to vets

    It was a small turnout for the wreath ceremony on Sunday to honor veterans and it didn’t go unnoticed by some who were there. The annual event was held on the White River bridge and featured several speakers. Between the whipping wind and cars constantly …

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  • CC woman turns 104

    CAVE CITY — Alma Lassiter shared her 104th birthday with Election Day last week. She didn’t seem to mind, and didn’t talk politics. The daughter of Moss Montgomery, Lassiter was raised in the Sandtown/Palestine area and raised her family near Palestine, west of Cave City. …

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  • WRMC offers help to quit smoking

    For people who would like to quit smoking, White River Medical Center offers a four-week program called Smoke Free for Life. The program is open to anyone and is covered by most insurances, said Jennifer Coleman, supervisor of Cardio Pulmonary Rehab at WRMC and who …

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  • Dad arrested for hitting daughter

    MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies arrested a man Tuesday night for allegedly hitting his daughter, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. He said deputies were dispatched to a Highland Street address in Calico Rock in response to a domestic disturbance complaint, but while they were en route, …

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  • Police arrest 3 for filing false police report

    Warrants for filing a false police report as well as those for numerous drug-related offenses are being requested by the Independence County Sheriff’s office for three Batesville men who allegedly led police to believe there was more to their story. Warrants for filing a false …

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  • Pizza Inn opens in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Cave City residents and those passing through now have another dining option with the opening of Pizza Inn at 502 Main St. inside the Citgo Flash Market. The international pizza chain is recognized for serving a variety of traditional and specialty pizzas …

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