• AARP members hear about Brazil

    Brazil is known for its coffee, beautiful beaches, elaborate carnivals and of course — soccer. And no one knows that better than Lyon College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Cassia Oliveira, a native of Brazil who shared her knowledge with members of the Batesville AARP …

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  • Izard County talent show applications sought

    LaCROSSE — The Youth Talent Show at the Izard County Fair will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in Cook Amphitheatre at the Izard County Fairgrounds in LaCrosse, near Melbourne. Applications are being accepted for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, ventriloquists and cheerleading groups. The …

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • Bank releases new list of finalists

    Citizens Bank has released a new list of finalists for the “Celebrate America 2014” drawings in which the bank will give away a new car, an Intimidator utility terrain vehicle and a Bad Boy mower on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park at Batesville. …

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  • Bluegrass gospel jam planned

    SOUTHSIDE — A gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 1915 Batesville Boulevard across from Southside High School. Admission is free. Performance slots are available. Registration is at the door. For more …

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  • Reunions set

    Love, Franks family MOUNT PLEASANT — The annual Love/Franks family reunion will be held Sunday at Mount Pleasant Elementary cafeteria. A potluck lunch will be served at noon and all family and friends are invited to attend.   Satterwhite family CAVE CITY — The family …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 10, 1995.

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  • City to pass on some of insurance increase to employees

    The city of Batesville will be passing some of its ballooning health insurance rates to the employees, starting next month. Thursday night, the council met and approved a proposal that would increase what the employees pay for dependants, whether spouse, child or family.  Mayor Rick …

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  • Habitat expected to raise $3,500 after banquet

    The Roman author known as “Pliny the Elder” is credited for the phrase “Home Is Where the Heart Is,” but on Thursday it was the supporters of Habitat for Humanity of Independence County who opened their hearts to ensure meeting the need for decent, affording …

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  • $80K in meth found during traffic stops

    Traffic stops over the weekend resulted in finding meth worth more than $80,000. The unrelated incidents started Friday night when Arkansas State Trooper John Qualls stopped a silver extended cab Nissan pickup just off of White Drive. Investigator Chris Toland with the Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Man tossed in drunk tank after using racial slurs at jail

    There was no happy meal for the man who was causing a scene in a fast-food restaurant parking lot, but instead he got tossed in the drunk tank after fighting officers and upsetting inmates at the jail. Nicholas Jon Guyette, 21, of Batesville faces public …

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  • Fireworks planned at Strawberry

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host a fireworks show June 28 at the Strawberry Ball Field. Donations are being accepted to help with the purchase of the fireworks. A shaved ice stand, bounce houses, a concession stand and other vendors will be available. For …

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