• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 18, 1993.

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  • Leaving his mark – Tattoo artist inks career

    Mike Garner isn’t easily embarrassed but in his profession, he really can’t afford to be. As a tattoo artist for the last 12 years, there aren’t many places that Garner hasn’t put a tattoo and most of the time customers are exposed while he is …

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  • Hunter rescued after fall

    Things could have gone a lot worse for Lee R. Moffitt when he fell from his elevated tree stand while deer hunting last week. Pleasant Plains Fire Chief Stacy Caplener said on the morning of Nov. 18  his department was called to a remote location …

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  • Building ahead of schedule

    SOUTHSIDE — Construction on the first phase of Southside High School’s new building is about a month ahead for completion next year, Superintendent Roger Rich told members of the school board recently. Roofing was to be completed by Nov. 19 while brick and block work …

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  • Alleged drunk husband arrested for battery

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne woman called police after her drunk husband allegedly attacked her, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Deputies responded to 124 W. Main St. around midnight Sunday, following a complaint by a woman who said that her husband …

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  • ‘Socks for Seniors’ drive under way

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle at Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary is collecting socks for the elderly this holiday season. The “Socks for Seniors” sock drive, a project that families, churches, clubs and entire communities can participate in, first started in 2002 in Columbus, Ohio, …

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  • Economic development meeting rescheduled

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission meeting for Thursday has been rescheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. “It is very important that members attend this meeting,” Larry Jones, Independence County economic development director, said. …

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  • Lyon sets Christmas tree lighting

    Lyon College will hold its annual lighting of the Christmas tree  at 5:30 p.m. Thursday on the steps of Brown Chapel, according to a news release. The program will include scripture reading and a history of the Christmas tree. Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman …

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  • Stars of hit TV series to speak

    SEARCY — Harding University will host Willie and Korie Robertson, university alumni and stars of the A&E hit TV series “Duck Dynasty” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Benson auditorium on campus. The first season of “Duck Dynasty,” a reality television series on A&E that follows …

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  • ‘Night Before Christmas’ set

    Children’s Theatre on Tour, a touring company of the Arkansas Arts Center’s Children’s Theatre in Little Rock, will perform “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall. This presentation is part of …

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  • Art show scheduled

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Art Guild will hold a fine art and craft sale from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday Nov. 30 with a reception from 4-7 p.m. for artists and visitors. On Saturday Dec. 1 hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Historical …

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  • Rehearsals under way

    Rehearsals are under way for Weston Music Studio’s annual Christmas Recital Festival, which will be held at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday at Independence Hall, located on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus. More than 80 area youth will present piano and …

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