• 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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  • 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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  • Ozark 4-H district barbecue contest winners announced

    The Ozark 4-H District barbecue contest was held April 28 at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station in Batesville. Independence County had six 4-H’ers competing at the contest, including Sarah Bunch, Batesville; Austin Hershelman, Hanna Hershelman and Brianne Reed, all Diamond T; and Kate Sanders, …

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  • The monster of Row Lake

    Some Batesville boys, Colby McDaniel and Jayden Long, hold the ‘monster of Row Lake’ they captured by hand late last week while the water was low due to draining of the lake.The “monster,” a paddlefish more commonly known in this area as a “spoonbill catfish,” …

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  • Board to discuss office project

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the construction of a new office building, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will also open bids on a …

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  • Board to hear from principals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items include reports from principals and recommendations to make policy changes. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Free boating safety class offered

    A free boater education class will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 16 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank in Batesville. Seating is limited and registration is currently taking place at B & R Marine, 840 Batesville Blvd. For …

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  • Photos, news tips appreciated

    The Batesville Daily Guard has always appreciated the support it receives from citizens who submit news tips and photos. In the future, credit will be given to the photographer for any photos submitted and published in the Guard.

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  • Melton Drive fire

    The Batesville Fire Department fights a blaze at 245 Melton Drive Wednesday night. The Andrew Allender family was not home at the time and no one was injured. The home is deemed a total loss, Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn said, adding crews remained on …

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  • Authorities rustle up 1

    CHARLOTTE – — It’s business as usual at the auction barn. As owner and operator of the Ash Flat Livestock Auction and Batesville Stockyards, Mike Nix and his family are doing what they have done the past 52 years, which is buying and selling livestock. …

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