• Vacation Bible schools set for upcoming weekend

    Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The theme is “Goin’ Fishin’.” Activities will include lessons, crafts, games, music and a bounce house. Snacks and lunch will be …

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  • Curves has new owner

    Kaila Hurley, the new owner of Curves of Batesville, said she’s proof the program works and new clients can expect to lose 5-8 pounds in the first week. Hurley, a former client of the program, recently purchased the business and has added the Curves Complete …

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  • Harding names grads

    SEARCY — Several area students were among more than 750 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s commencement exercises in May, according to a news release. The include: Batesville — Briley Burdin, bachelor of arts in early childhood education with a teaching licensure; Shelby …

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  • Family reunions scheduled in surrounding area

    Layne, Hoaney EVENING SHADE — The Layne and Hoaney families will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Campground Community Building, located between Evening Shade and Ash Flat. The meal will be potluck. The event is open to all family and friends.   Rose, James CAVE …

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  • Jackson to mark 80 years

    GAINESBORO — Mary Frances Jackson will celebrate her 80th birthday at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Bluff Community Building near Gainesboro. Jackson was born June 27, 1934, in the Gainesboro community. She is the daughter of Fred and Eva Jackson. She has a brother, Bill …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 18, 1995.

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  • From foster care to West Point …the Shawn Young story

    As a small child, Shawn Young had yet to fully grasp the difference between rich or poor — right or wrong. The fact his family lived hand to mouth and stayed one step ahead of the law wasn’t something he was really conscious of. But …

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  • Naked toddler in road rescued by stranger

    A naked toddler was found in the road Tuesday, while the mother has been cited for endangering the welfare of a minor. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Kyle Williford said he was dispatched to 210 Sherrill Drive and talked with the man who found her. Earin …

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  • Woman confronts bike thief

    A Saturday night trip to the store to buy lottery tickets proved to be unlucky for Felisha Jackson, who told police she was beaten and robbed. Jackson, 45, of 1295 Edith St. in Batesville told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Carey Thomas that around 9:30 p.m. …

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  • Rate hike gets 2nd reading

    A proposed increase in the city utility’s rate structure cleared another hurdle Tuesday night as the Batesville City Council heard the second reading of an ordinance raising water and sewer rates. The ordinance will be placed on the agenda for the July 8 meeting for …

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  • Arkansas Municipal League elects new officers at convention

    LITTLE ROCK — Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh was elected first vice president during the Arkansas Municipal League’s 80th Convention. Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola was elected president for the 2014-15 year. Other officers elected for 2014-2015 include Blytheville Mayor James Sanders, District 1 vice president; …

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  • Smokin’ on the White winners announced

    Winners of the Smokin’ on the White Championship BBQ contest held Saturday at Riverside Park have been announced as follows: Pro Division: Grand Champion — Victory Lane Whole Hog — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; Rib Ticklers, third; Shoulder — Victory Lane, first; Will-Be-Que, second; …

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