• Jesse James homeplace at Kearney, Mo

    This artist’s rendering of the Jesse James homeplace at Kearney, Mo., is published courtesy of Steve Cargill of Batesville, who researches the famous outlaw’s life and times. Cargill also brought in an undated article, apparently from an Izard County Historian, titled “Jesse James: Did he teach …

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  • Sylvia Pegg to mark 102

    Sylvia Pegg Sylvia Pegg will celebrate her 102nd birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Mountain Assisted Living Center in Batesville. All family and friends are invited. She requests no gifts, but cards would be appreciated.

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  • AARP chapter to meet

    The Batesville AARP chapter will hold its monthly meeting at Josie’s at the Lockhouse at noon Tuesday with a Dutch-treat meal at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be author Mark Rorie. The meeting is open to members and guests.

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  • Health program planned

    White River Medical Center will host a community health education program titled “Skin Cancer and You” presented by Dr. Jennifer McLaughlin at noon Tuesday at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging Conference Room B. Lunch will be served and reservations are encouraged. …

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  • Southside VBS begins Monday

    SOUTHSIDE — A family vacation Bible school will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday through June 15 at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Boulevard in Southside. The theme is “The Treasure of the Forgotten Island — Searching for Gems in Proverbs.” Bible …

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  • ‘Angels’ pageant deadline nears

    Participants are being sought for the upcoming Northeast Arkansas Angels pageant for special needs children. “Our contestants may have anything from cerebral palsy to hearing and visual impairment,” director Stacy Pretty said, adding that “every contestant is a winner and there are no judges.” Hair, …

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  • David Diemer, Ryan Brown win

    CAVE CITY — David Diemer and Ryan Brown teamed to catch five bass totaling 13.80 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Lake Norfork, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Dalton Littleton and Trevor Gradly finished second with five bass that totaled 12.80 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 29, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Mrs. Eva Meachum, a well-known woman of Batesville, met with tragic death near Moorefield early Thursday. She was struck by the northbound train. Engineer McNab of Cotter was at …

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  • Surfing event set

    FAIRFIELD BAY — A first annual surfing event will be held at the north shore of Greers Ferry lake in Fairfield Bay June 15-16. The event is free and open to the public and is scheduled to include live music, food, watersurfing, Sea-Doo and paddlesurfing …

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  • Stouts, Littleton win $1,700

    WEST ALTON, Mo. — The team of Billy Littleton of Batesville and Brad Stout and Steven Stout, both of Rosie, placed third Saturday in the SeaArk Boats second annual Owners’ Invitational Catfish Tournament on the Mississippi River, said Mandy Tassin, SeaArk marketing coordinator. Eighty-eight boats …

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  • Free fishing event starts today

    LITTLE ROCK — Free Fishing Days sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission started at noon today and continues through midnight Sunday. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in …

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  • Kids trout derby set on Little Red River

    HEBER SPRINGS — There will be a free kids trout fishing derby at Kennedy Park below the dam on the Little Red River near Heber Springs from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Derby organizer, Little Red River fishing guide Sam Lester, said the derby …

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