• Civil War speaker to discuss battle near Newark

    The Batesville Area Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Rider Room, First Community Bank, St. Louis and Harrison streets, Batesville. The program will be on the skirmish at Paraquet Bluff in 1862. Located in Independence County east of Newark, …

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  • GAP to meet

    The Batesville School District’s Grandparents As Parents group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the resource room of the Early Learning and Enrichment Center, 1900 Lyon St. This meeting is for any relative who is helping raise a child in their care. Refreshments will …

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  • Panel to meet for school election

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at the courthouse basement to count votes from the school election. The commission will meet again at 9 a.m. Sept. 21 at the county clerk’s office to certify the election.

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  • Performing arts series begins Oct. 2

    Area residents will again have the chance to see a variety of entertaining performances without traveling to a bigger city, thanks to a performing arts partnership between the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville and First Community Bank. The performing arts partnership was forged …

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  • Parks to close for season

    HEBER SPRINGS — Many Greers Ferry Lake parks will end services Monday for the season. Due to low lake levels, some of the boat ramps are closed until enough rain is received to reopen them. Recreation information may be found at www.swl.usace.army.mil.

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  • Girl Scouts begin 100th season

    Girl Scouts is beginning its 100th fall season of scouting. Girl Scouting is open to girls grades kindergarten through 12th grade and qualified adult volunteers of any age. Through scouting, girls learn important life skills, create lasting memories and forge a strong sisterhood with their …

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  • Reunions set for Saturday

    CONCORD — Phillips Family Reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Concord. Those attending are asked to bring a potluck dish. The event is open to all friends and family. ——— The Manuel family reunion will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 2, 1993.

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  • More crimes in 2012 compared to 2011

    Independence County is seeing a surge in property stolen, at least by valuation, this year. At the recent Batesville City Council meeting, Sheriff Steve Jeffery also presented activity and status reports for July. For the month, the Criminal Investigations Division had a total of 504 …

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  • Batesville native falls for new reality show hook, line, sinker

    WEINER — By advertising his bait shop on YouTube, Danny Causey landed himself a reality show and by being Causey’s friend with a lot of personality, Batesville native David McCall, who now lives at Weiner, will also appear on the show. Although not yet named, …

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  • Event has good turnout

    It was picture perfect weather for the 69th annual White River Water Carnival held on Saturday and an estimated 3,500-4,000 people showed up for the festivities at Riverside Park. “I thought we had a great turnout,” said Crystal Johnson, chamber president/CEO. “Adding new events, the …

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  • Man arrested for forgery, theft

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Hoxie man was arrested Friday on charges of forgery and theft of property, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The arrest of Keith Collins, 23, took place after a Lynn resident reported that several of his checks had been stolen and …

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