• Man shoots self in foot

    Dylan J. Hopper, 28, of Brushy Road said he was taking his bolt action 300 Winchester Mag hunting rifle out of his truck when it went off and shot him in the left foot just before midnight Friday. “Upon arrival I observed Mr. Hopper sitting …

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  • Angel Tree deadline is Friday

    Friday is the deadline for parents and guardians to apply for their children to receive Christmas gifts from the annual Angel Tree project, according to a news release. Applications can be picked up from Department of Human Services at 100 Weaver Ave. in Batesville or …

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  • Diabetes program offered

    White River Medical Center is hosting a free Community Education Presentation from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Conference Room B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging at WRMC. WRMC hospitalist and chief medical officer Dr. Tom Cummins will present a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 28, 1993.

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  • Canadian bacon class offered

    River Valley Canners will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Cooperative Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville to teach the public how to make Canadian bacon with no costly tools or fancy equipment, according to a news release. There is …

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  • 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 …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Drew Hodges of North Little Rock will present a program entitled “C.S.A. General Bushrod Johnson.” Johnson was born in Ohio …

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  • Scholar awarded

    JONESBORO — Kelsey Lane Gage, a senior from Heber Springs, has been named the recipient of the Lillian Barton Scholarship at Arkansas State University for the fall semester, announced Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, director of the Professional Education Programs and scholarship chair. Gage’s field of …

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  • BJHS teacher named finalist

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education has name a Batesville teacher an Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalist, according to a news release. Kara Lenfestey teaches math at Batesville Junior High School. Other regional finalists include Barbara McNeal of Walnut Ridge and …

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  • Pharmacy school accepts 2

    Kaley Waldrip SEARCY — Two area students have been accepted into Harding University’s College of Pharmacy for fall 2012, according to a news release. Cassandra Huckabee is a graduate of Lyon College where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority, Chi Beta Phi and …

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  • WEB Grigsby Full Shot

    Grigsby fire act of arson

    The 19th century log cabin known as the Grigsby House on the campus of Lyon College was damaged by fire early this morning and authorities are ruling the fire as an act of arson. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Collins responded to a report of …

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  • Party host arrested for attempted rape

    MELBOURNE — A man who held an underage drinking party in September has been arrested for attempting to sexually assault one of the party-goers, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Kenneth Lee Ward, 47, of 360 Highway 69 Spur was arrested …

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