• Free solar panel workshop set

    The University of Arkansas Community and Technical Education Division will host a solar panel workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday and Nov. 17 on the campus of UACCB. The class is free, but pre-registration is required. Dr. Stuart Hutton, solar panel enthusiast with a …

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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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  • Concert to benefit Friendship Outreach

    Doc and Connie Spurlin and Friendship Outreach will present Singin’ in the Hall with guests Pat Bray & Co. at 6 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church. A concession stand will be open. Admission is by donation of any amount. All proceeds will benefit Friendship …

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  • Harvest Day Dinner scheduled at Family Life Center

    The United Methodist Men will sponsor the J.T. Story Harvest Day Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Family Life Center at Central Avenue United Methodist Church. The cost is $6. Carry-out meals will be available. The church is located at 1205 …

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  • Girl Scouts committee formed

    JONESBORO — Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas has formed a new Tents and Trails Committee to assist the council in maintaining and repairing its eight camp properties. The committee seeks to engage volunteers who are interested in making an impact in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 11, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 2, 1993.

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  • 2nd Friday to feature music

    Music will again be part of the 2nd Friday Frolic, said Paula Grimes with Main Street Batesville. The Simply Southern House Band, featuring Randy and Stephanie Wade, Allen Stiener and Debbie Cochran will performing Friday, including country music, bluegrass, ’50s and ’60s oldies, rock ’n’ …

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  • Astronomer to give talk

    Dr. Douglas Matthews, a Batesville dentist who also wanders the night skies as an astronomer, will be presenting an unusual visual program titled “Galaxies of the Night Sky” at Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. “His father, Dr. …

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  • Voters OK 2 taxes

    It was a close race for many Tuesday night in Independence County in an election that saw a special tax to benefit local fire departments squeak by with less than 70 votes and a justice of the peace seat tied, possibly requiring voters to once …

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  • Sharp goes wet

    ASH FLAT — After a severe drought this summer, Sharp County is now wet. Voters in Tuesday’s general election voted 3,884 to 3,456 to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages in the county. The “wets” led early on the strength of early returns in the …

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  • ABC expects permits apps to roll in today

    The Arkansas ABC is having a busy post-election day, with three counties voting to go wet, Sharp being one of them. The other two are Benton and Madison. Michael Langley, director, of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division in Little Rock, told the Batesville Daily …

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