• Graduation events planned

    Partying is usually common for seniors on graduation night, but thanks to one bank two schools will have more money to see that its students have a safe environment to be in after the diplomas are handed out and their tassels are turned. Batesville and …

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  • Guns, cash taken in home burglaries

    Thieves broke into two homes on Batesville Boulevard near Pleasant Plains Monday and stole several guns as well as other items, according to reports from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Hunting gear valued at $11,250, along with $3,000 cash and personal papers, were taken during …

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  • Fish dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish fry from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is free for children 11 and under and $10 for those 12 and older.

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  • Art auction planned

    My Choice Clinic will have an art auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Landers Theatre, located at 332 Main St. in Batesville. Art from local and regional artists will be auctioned. Tickets are $25 and are available at My Choice Clinic, located at 250 S. …

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  • Museum tours offered

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport, will offer guided tours of the Courthouse Museum and courtyard grounds Friday as well as on March 1 and April 5. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. and will last approximately 45 …

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  • Spaghetti supper to be Saturday

    Quail Valley Free Will Baptist Church will host a benefit spaghetti supper at 5 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds and donations will go to the Timothy Henderson family. The church is located at 4000 Harrison St. in Batesville.

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  • Church to show Super Bowl

    Jubilee Family Church will show the Super Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 3 on a 120-inch by 67-inch high-definition projection screen with a 2000 W sound system. Steve Carrier, a member of the Mega Force Team and a Guinness World Record holder, will make a …

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  • Sign language class slated

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer three courses in sign language over the next several months. Continuing education units will be awarded to any participant completing all three of these classes. The first class in the …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Wednesday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2013. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 30, 1933, Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany. The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station …

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  • Beginners photo class to begin on Feb. 21

    A three-night photography class begins Feb. 21 and is designed to be effective with any type camera, said instructor Tony McGuffey. The class also includes one daytime field trip and will: • explain what all the icons and settings on your camera are for and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 23, 1993.

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  • City records $40M permits in 2012

    The city of Batesville saw $40 million pumped into its economy in 2012, in terms of construction and renovation. Code Enforcement Officer Chad McClure said he recorded a valuation of $40.37 million, as far as building permits are concerned. A total of 21 new residential …

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