• Calico Rock businesses host Christmas on Park Street

    CALICO ROCK — Several Calico Rock businesses are hosting open house during the Christmas on Park Street celebration on Saturday. Participating merchants are Mitchell’s Park Street Pharmacy, Ozark Emergency Medical Service, Calico Rock Florist, Inner Sanctum, Vital Link, Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop, Community Medical Center …

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  • Downtown Hardy has Christmas in November

    HARDY — The Hardy Garden Club and several downtown Hardy businesses are hosting Hardy’s Christmas in November on Saturday. During the event, flyers will be posted on the front doors of stores and restaurants that are participating in the gift drawing. Entry boxes will be …

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  • Holiday Gala Ball set

    JACKSONPORT — Arkansas Steel Associates of Newport and Jacksonport State Park will sponsor a Holiday Gala Ball from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The 52nd Regimental String Band of Memphis will perform melodies of the 19th century. The evening will begin …

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  • Laurel winner to sign books

    ASH FLAT — Laura Hilton will discuss and sign her latest book, “Healing Love,” from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ash Flat Public Library at 11 Arnhart St. — the work is Book 1 of Hilton’s new series “The Amish of Webster …

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  • AARP offers driver safety course

    The AARP Driver Safety Classroom Course will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in Room 103 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, located at 2005 White Drive. The course is designed to teach proven safety strategies that enable drivers …

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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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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville High, Southside Elementary and Middle

    Batesville High The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Lindsey Barrett, Ashlein Childress, Caroline Dean, Katlyn Dowell, Kynzlie Magar, Christina Okolo, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 8, 1993.

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  • New student registration set

    Registration for new students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will begin Tuesday for the upcoming spring semester, according to a news release. For more information call (870) 612-2000.

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  • Sheriff struggling to fit budget pieces

    Independence County has as much crime per capita as Jonesboro and Little Rock. That’s according to Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery whose office is understaffed and underbudgeted. “We’re going to have to get by with the bare minimum,” Jeffery said. “The county judge and quorum …

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  • John 3:16 to honor vets

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries will host its fifth annual Veterans Day steak dinner, paying tribute to local military veterans, at 5 p.m. Saturday at the camp located at 75 Holmes Road in Charlotte. Decorated Vietnam veteran the Rev. John Steer of Mountain Home will …

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  • ‘Mountain Man’ to return

    Tim Guraedy also known as “Mountain Man” from the reality show “Duck Dynasty” will hold a meet-and-greet from noon-2 p.m. Saturday at Rockin’ Locks Hair Salon located at 70 Batesville Blvd. (by Wholesale Tire). Guraedy will sign autographs including shirts from the hit show. At …

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