• NRA Dinner announced

    The 2012 Independence Friends of the National Rifle Association Dinner will begin with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. There will be games, raffles and drawings. For dinner tickets, …

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  • Wyman Lee to perform

    Recording artist Wyman Lee will perform from 8 p.m. Friday until midnight at the Jenkins Henderson American Legion Post 114 at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville, said Sandy Mann, booking agent. His show includes classic country, old-time rock ’n’ roll as well as selections from …

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  • VFW contests under way

    The Veterans of Foreign Wars has announced its Voice of Democracy and Patriot’s Pen essay contests, Ashleigh Brashers, quartermaster of local VFW Post 4501, said. The Voice of Democracy program is open to students in grades 9-12 in Independence County and Cave City area who …

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  • ‘Cowboy’ dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — The Silver Moon Banquet Hall at Newport on Highway 367 North will hold a “Cowboy Night” potluck and dance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 and entertainment will be Jeannie and the Guys featuring Rockin’ Luke Stroud on piano as well as …

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  • McGuffey to mark 80th birthday

    Lester McGuffey of Batesville will celebrate his 80th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Anderson Barn, located at 570 Kyler Road in Southside. Cake and refreshments will be served. All family and friends are invited to attend. He requests …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 21 – Sunday, September 23, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 12, 1993.

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  • Big Apple for the teacher

    NEWARK — Just days before she’s set to board a plane to The Big Apple to be on a panel with other teachers for a news special, Newark Elementary first-grade teacher Deena Bruce is still in shock. When Bruce got the call from NBC last …

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  • Brown, Fredricks capture school board seats

    Scott Fredricks After the votes were counted Tuesday night one longtime representative of the Batesville School Board lost his seat while another secured a spot for what could be the first minority to ever serve on the seven-member team. Danielle Brown beat out incumbent Rodney …

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  • Bryant family contributed to area’s growth, success

    The John E. Bryant & Sons Lumber Co. was established on Lawrence Street in Batesville in 1946 and incorporated in 1956. During those years it had expanded into retail lumber and building supplies, construction, real estate sales and subdivision development until it was finally sold …

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  • District fair is next week

    MELBOURNE — The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will be held next week at the Izard County Fairgrounds at 1927 LaCrosse Road in Melbourne. The fair is composed of Cleburne, Fulton, Independence, Izard, Sharp, Stone and Van Buren counties. The fair officially gets under …

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  • Man wanted for robbery

    An arrest warrant has been issued for 20-year-old Billy Ray Hogans on charges of robbery following an incident that occurred at the Batesville Walmart store Sept. 13. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said in a court affidavit that Hogans was seen stealing merchandise …

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