• Candidate to address Rotarians Candidate to address Rotarians

    State Rep. Clark Hall of Marvell, one of three Democratic candidates for the First Congressional District seat in U.S. Congress, now held by Rep. Rick Crawford, will speak to the Batesville Rotary Club at noon Monday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse, announced Forest Boles of …

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  • Narcotics taken from pharmacy

    An unknown quantity of narcotics was reported taken in a burglary Wednesday night at the Newark Pharmacy on Vine Street. Deputy Anthony Carter said he was dispatched to the pharmacy shortly after 6 a.m. after a motorist discovered the burglary. “Kyle Magness said he was …

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  • SIDS believed cause of baby’s death

    The death of a 4-month-old girl, believed to be the result of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, is being investigated by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office and the state crime lab as a matter of protocol and law, according to Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay. Independence …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The public school at Salado is one of the best in the county and following out the motto of “Sanitation First,” the teachers and pupils of the schools had …

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  • Students win poster contest

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary gifted and talented students were recently awarded for winning a statewide poster contest hosted by the American Traffic Safety Services Association. In the sixth-grade division Madison King won first place and Matthias Talley placed third. Ryan Goodman won second place in …

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  • Rotary names scholarship recipients

    The Batesville Rotary Club has awarded six local seniors with scholarships for the fall 2012 semester. Winners were chosen from applicants from each high school Independence County. Alen Richardson     Alen Richardson was chosen as the recipient from Batesville High School. He plans to …

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  • Cave City commencement set

    CAVE CITY — Cave City High School graduation will be at 7 p.m. May 12 in the high school gymnasium with 97 graduates. Co-valedictorians are Leesia Brooke Fugett and Tyler James Presser. Fugett’s activities and honors include Beta Club, Skills USA, Key Club, tennis team, …

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  • Judge Griffin declares May Historic Preservation Month 2012

    LITTLE ROCK — Independence County Judge Robert T. Griffin is among 94 officials in 59 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month, Frances McSwain, Arkansas Heritage Preservation Program director, has announced. “The theme of Historic Preservation Month 2012 is Discover America’s Hidden Gems,” …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    NEITHER OF THESE photos of the 1892 Independence County Courthouse in Batesville is the exact picture sent recently by Glenn A. Luster of Lewisville, Texas, but the photocopy Luster sent was not suitable for reproduction and the original could not be located. The picture, however, …

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  • CPR classes open for registration

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card. To register, …

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  • First UMC shows ‘Courageous’

    First United Methodist Church, located at 615 East Main St. in Batesville, will show the movie “Courageous” at 7 p.m. Saturday. Coffee, refreshments and door prizes will follow in the fellowship hall. The movie tells the story of four law enforcement officers who, at the …

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  • Homecoming set for Sunday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have a homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Special singing will be presented by community members. A potluck will follow the service. The church is located on Barren Fork Road in Mount Pleasant. Take Highway 69 …

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