• A Glance at Days Gone By

    This photo is somewhat of a mystery. It apparently was brought or sent to the Batesville Daily Guard in the fall of 2013 and scanned in under the title “1918 Batesville Group.” Old Independence Regional Museum has two very similar photos, one from the Fran …

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  • Artist of the month named

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library has announced that its May artist of the month is Linda Gonzales. A collection of her works will be exhibited throughout the month. Gonzales was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She received a scholarship to Boston Museum School of Fine …

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  • Central Avenue church celebrates 125 years

    In 1889 a small group of people came together and formed a church that would make Westside its mission field. More than a century later Central Avenue United Methodist Church (CAUMC) continues that mission of bringing others to Christ and has also added some new …

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  • The trek home – A young girl’s quest to find her mother

    Previously: In the midst of World War II, 14-year-old Carmen Czypera had endured air raids, evacuation, living with strangers, food rationing, political indoctrination/Hitler worship and not knowing what had become of her family. Sent to Austria for her safety, Carmen had not seen her mother …

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  • FWS habitat designation draws fire

    Since the designation of critical habitats in Arkansas, landowners, business owners and others have been up in arms and say the designation will have adverse affects on them. The House Natural Resources Committee held a field hearing at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Sheriff updates city aldermen

    Independence County has been approved for disaster assistance, Sheriff Steve Jeffery told the Batesville City Council Tuesday night. Jeffery came before the council to present the monthly sheriff’s department report and introduce the new chief deputy, Jermey Qualls, who has worked in Sharp and Independence …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • “The Lego Movie” (PG), Melba Theatre, 115 W. Main, 7 p.m. $2. Call (870) 698-9252. • Nature Hike, Jacksonport State Park, 6:30 p.m. Call (870) …

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  • Ozark Gateway celebrates tourism

    The head of the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism presented “eye-popping figures” on the economic impact of tourism May 6, as he helped the Ozark Gateway Region open its new headquarters in Batesville, according to a news release. Richard Davies, executive director of the …

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  • Lyon confers 106 degrees to class of 2014

    Lyon College conferred 106 degrees to graduates of the class of 2014 May 10 on the Brown Chapel South Lawn, according to a news release. Those receiving awards at commencement included: McKenzie Macy, The Lester Award; Crystal Thomas, The Seibert Fellowship; Brian Laster, The Dr. …

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  • Council to review reports

    SULPHUR ROCK — The regular monthly meeting of the Sulphur Rock City Council will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall, said Ann Heathwaite. The agenda includes reviewing routine reports and outstanding bills.

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  • Election panel to meet 

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Friday at the courthouse to prepare election equipment for contact judges to pick up Monday beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday is the May primary election, and the commission will meet at 5 p.m. at the …

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  • Armed Forces Day blood drive to be held at Mt. Zion Lodge

    An Armed Forces Day Red Cross blood drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Lodge No. 10, located at 985 Batesville Blvd. south of Batesville. Call 1 (800) 733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

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