• Warrants issued for sex offenders

    Failure to comply with his registration requirements as a sex offender has resulted in a warrant being issued for 22-year-old Adrian Dwayne Hamilton whose last known address was 1807 Lyon St. in Batesville. In a court affidavit, Sheriff’s Investigator Lt. Mike Mundy said Hamilton, a …

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  • Obstacle course to open

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The new Lizard Creek 5K Obstacle challenge  is set to open with its first event Oct. 20. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Kids First, a pediatric day health care program for children with special health care needs. The 5K obstacle …

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  • Schools prep for flu clinics

    The Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas Department of Education and local school districts statewide are again offering seasonal flu vaccine to schoolchildren beginning in mid-October. The vaccine will be free to those without insurance or whose insurance does not pay. Dates and area districts …

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  • ‘Aunt Cleo’ to retire; chocolate gravy stays

    PLEASANT PLAINS — “Aunt Cleo” is hanging up her apron. Cleo Schmidt, known as “Aunt Cleo” by her fellow employees and customers at Exxon Express in Pleasant Plains, is retiring after 12 years of serving breakfast — including her famous homemade chocolate gravy every Wednesday …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 22, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO What was probably the most valuable hog ever marketed in Newark was bought a few days ago by J.M. Sisk. The hog was sold by R.D. Fallis of the …

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  • Hospitals open children’s care clinic in Jonesboro

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are teaming up to expand pediatric health care services in northeast Arkansas. The institutions announced Thursday the opening of the Centers for Children in Jonesboro, which is initially offering neurology and …

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  • Meteorites to be topic of discussion

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Steve McMann, associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences at Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, will present a program about meteorites at the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club at 10 a.m. Thursday at Omaha Center, located at 20 Omaha …

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  • Fall festivals planned

    Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 4501 The Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4501 will hold a fall festival beginning at 8 a.m. Oct. 27 at the post, located at 1680 Chaney Drive in Batesville. Baked goods, jewelry and consignments will be for …

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  • Revivals scheduled

    Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist CAVE CITY — Cedar Grove Missionary Baptist Church will hold a three-day revival starting Wednesday, according to a news release. Services will begin at 7 p.m. each day. “The Rev. Carroll Kinley, pastor of Mt. View Missionary Baptist Church at Cave …

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  • Defeat Diabetes group to meet

    ASH FLAT — “Immunizations and Sick Day Management” will be the topic for the October meeting of the newly-organized Defeat Diabetes support group. Guest speakers are Ronda Woods, registered nurse and diabetic educator for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/Area Health Education Center, and …

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  • Sulphur Rock Fire Dept. annual meeting set

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its regular annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public. The fire department will also have a hamburger and hot dog snack booth from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday at the …

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  • Thrift store gets phone line

    The Bargain Hound Boutique thrift store now has a phone number: (870) 793-8118. The store raises money for the Humane Society of Independence County and is located at 228 Ramsey St. (the street beside Batesville Barber Shop). Donations are accepted during business hours, which are …

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