• Hutchinson Mountain dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for those 11 and under. Proceeds go to …

    Read More

  • Guard collecting food, other items for John 3:16

    It’s a time for giving and receiving at the Batesville Daily Guard. As a way of giving back to the community, the Guard is asking for donations to help John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte. During the months of October and November, those who bring in …

    Read More

  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for November 2 – November 4, 2012.

    Read More

  • Child center holds festival

    Unlike most schools where children take trips to pumpkin patches or fall festivals, the children at Ascent Children’s Health Services are at a disadvantage, for many reasons. But that didn’t keep them from having the same Halloween fun as other children Thursday. “We have so …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 25, 1993.

    Read More

  • Lines drawn as election nears: Sharp voters split on wet/dry issue

    For about every sign seen along Highway 167 from Cave City to Hardy pushing for Sharp County staying dry, there stand just about as many pushing for it going wet. Whether or not Sharp County should be allowed to legally sell alcohol remains a hot …

    Read More

  • Alcohol tax generates $23K so far in 2012

    The city’s alcohol tax has brought in just under $23,000 so far this year, according to figures from the Batesville City Clerk’s Office. Sakura’s has become the latest establishment with a permit from the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control, although Fox Creek BBQ is seeking the …

    Read More

  • Smoked turkeys, hams being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup will be Nov. 21, as …

    Read More

  • County rec committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court parks and recreation committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the county courthouse at 192 E. Main St., Batesville. The committee will review recently submitted grant requests. All meetings are open to the public.

    Read More

  • Medicare enrollment fair set

    White River Area Agency on Aging will have its Medicare Part D Open Enrollment Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday in Room B of the Conference Center in the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at White River Medical Center in Batesville. …

    Read More

  • Storybook Project comes to North Central Unit

    CALICO ROCK — It may not seem like much, but the opportunity to read a book to their children was something not possible for prisoners at the North Central Unit in Calico Rock until now — thanks to The Storybook Project. The Storybook Project allows …

    Read More

  • Veterans, Gold Star families, Navy hero will be recognized

    The late Gerald W. Farrier’s name is recognized around the globe because 40,000 U.S. Navy personnel per year are required to take training at the Gerald W. Farrier Naval Fire Fighting Facility in Norfolk, Va., but here in his hometown, even schoolchildren appear to not …

    Read More