• Movie night canceled

    SOUTHSIDE — Movie night at Southside Middle School cafeteria, scheduled for Saturday, has been canceled.

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  • Izard singing set for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Tabernacle, located at 4243 Highway 9 North at Brockwell. The new music school song books will be used. The event is open to the public.

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  • Talent show postponed

    The Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary second annual talent show and art exhibit, originally planned for Saturday at the University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville, has been postponed until 6 p.m. Feb. 13 due to weather, according to organizers.

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  • Celebrating 100 years – Whiteaker lives where she once worked

    For 27 years Wilma Whiteaker toiled away in the kitchen at Wood-Lawn Nursing Home serving residents and now it’s her turn to be served. The former employee is now a resident and will celebrate her 100th birthday on Tuesday. Whiteaker worked for the nursing home …

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  • Suggestions offered for Main Street revitalization

    Visitors to Main Street Batesville may one day have larger areas to walk down on a street that for drivers is one lane instead of two; be able to sit at a business’s “parkette” surrounded by trees and flowers while they shop, dine and wait …

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  • Neighbor detained over land dispute

    An early morning incident between neighbors began with a story of kidnapping and ended with the wife saying her husband was upset over a land dispute. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Phillip Pickett said he was dispatched to 35 Lonnie Lane shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday …

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  • Quorum court to recognize BHS, BJHS teams

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building, 368 E. Main St., in downtown Batesville. The court will recognize the Batesville High School and Junior High Pioneer football teams for being undefeated and winning district championships, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014.

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  • Dinner canceled

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The fish and chicken dinner planned for Friday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center has been canceled due to the weather, organizers said.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 30, 1994.

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  • A-State lists fall grads

    JONESBORO — Almost 1,200 candidates were awarded diplomas by Arkansas State University chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson during recent fall commencement ceremonies in the Convocation Center. Area students and their degrees include: Associate of applied science in nursing, nursing Batesville — Mavis D. Young Calico Rock …

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  • Honor student named

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has announced the names of 443 students who qualified for the Dean’s List following the fall 2013 semester. Area students include Lane Gay of Smithville, a junior biology-pre health major. To qualify, a student must complete 12 or …

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