• Street to be closed

    A portion of Batesville’s Myers Street will be closed to through traffic today through Friday of this week to allow the city street department employees to work on curbing the street. The street will be closed from 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily, from Sidney to 20th …

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  • Arrest made in Drasco boat theft

    HEBER SPRINGS — Patrick Sharp, a 25-year-old resident of Ballpark Road in Drasco, is being held in the Cleburne County jail charged with theft by receiving, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Sharp’s charges stem from the investigation of the theft of a boat reported stolen Aug. …

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  • Housing authority board to meet

    The Board of Commissioners of the White River Regional Housing Authority will hold a quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill restaurant in Batesville.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 14, 1993.

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  • SUV drives through trailer stopped in turn lane

    A spectacular crash that destroyed three vehicles left the drivers standing unharmed on the roadside Friday afternoon. Police say Andre B. Canard, 60, of Batesville was traveling west on Harrison Street in his 2000 Ford pickup pulling a 24 foot empty box trailer around 12:50 …

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  • Store burglary found by paper delivery man

    A burglary of the Bethesda Grocery was discovered around 2 a.m. Friday by a newspaper delivery man, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. “Dispatch advised that caller, Jimmy Smith, had pulled up to the store and noticed a side window was knocked out and …

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  • Robber gets cash

    GUION — Thursday night Rich Grimes opened his door expecting it to be someone he knew. Instead, a man holding a gun pushed his way inside and demanded all his money. The elderly man who lives near Guion recounted the frightening story Friday morning when …

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  • It’s still high school — ‘just a little farther away’ Academy provides alternative for students

    CUSHMAN — Before White River Academy Susan Andrews’ grades were near failing. “Really high D’s” were common at Batesville Junior High School. Now A’s and B’s are not uncommon at the district’s alternative learning school. “I like it here,” the eighth-grader said while frosting cupcakes …

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  • Ind. Co. Master Gardeners Fall bulb sale set for Saturday

    An Independence County Master Gardeners bulb sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon at the White River Community Garden at 1820 Myers St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The sale will include a wide variety of tulips, alliums, iris, daffodil/narcissus, lilies, astilbes …

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  • Contrast between Ozarks, Delta slavery to be discussed

    ASH FLAT — Guest speaker Lisa Perry, archival manager of the Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, will discuss the contrasts of Ozarks and Delta slavery and Reconstruction during the Sharp County Historical Society’s fall quarterly meeting, said Ina Gill, publicist. The meeting begins at 2 p.m. …

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  • Police interrupt burglary in progress

    Laura Grass MELBOURNE — Izard County deputies interrupted a burglary in progress over the weekend, Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Deputies Kevin Helm and Acy Beebe were dispatched to Court Side Apartments in Melbourne in reference to a possible breaking and entering …

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  • Delta Symphony Orchestra family concert slated

    The Delta Symphony Orchestra Family Concert will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Lyon College. Dr. Neale Bartee is director. Highlights of the program include: The Olympic Spirit and Harry Potter Symphonic Suite by John Williams, Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakov, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, William Tell Overture, and …

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