• Arrest made for warrant and drugs in jail

    As he watched an off-duty cop and Vital Link ambulance personnel work with a distressed motorist Monday afternoon, Richard Dale Hall probably had no idea he should have stayed in the background. Hall, 23, of Batesville was arrested on an outstanding warrant after Independence County …

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  • Felon charged with dope, gun

    When Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods responded to a call of a man with a shotgun outside a residence on Camp Tahkodah Road around 3:40 Sunday morning, he said the resident, Gerald M. Reed, 35, pointed to an empty road ditch nearby reportedly saying, “Right …

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  • 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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