• Rotary hears of parade route, chamber work

    This year the White River Water Carnival is slated to be held entirely — including the parade — at Riverside Park on Chaney Drive. That was the news brought to the Batesville Rotary Club by Crystal Johnson, guest speaker at the club’s Monday meeting. Johnson …

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  • Batesville bicyclist killed 

    A Batesville man riding a bicycle in an inside traffic lane was killed late Thursday when he was struck by two motorists on Highway 167 in Batesville, according to a preliminary report by Arkansas State Police. Woody Allen Thompson, 44, of 2309 Batesville Blvd. was …

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  • Banking feature drives business to merchants

    Two on-going challenges of owning a hometown business are making shoppers aware of your products or services and continually encouraging people to shop locally. In addition to working with local business owners and offering consumer friendly accounts, First Community Bank has added Generations Gold, a …

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  • Lyon announces Bad Boy sponsorship

    Lyon College Athletics and Bad Boy, Inc. are stepping up their partnership as the local mower manufacturer and the college have joined together for a three-year sponsorship of the court in James C. Becknell Gymnasium. Bad Boy, which began in 1998 and is known for …

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  • Construction nears completion; bids approved

    SOUTHSIDE — Construction of Phase 2 of Southside High School’s new building project continues, according to Superintendent Roger Rich, with completion of the first part anticipated on Monday to include a new media center, art room and six classrooms. “Part B” of Phase 2 is …

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  • Concord school sets registration

    CONCORD — The Concord School District has set its registration schedule and announced plans for open house, according to a news release. Students new to the district can register by visiting the high school office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Parents are asked …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • JPs have light agenda

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will hear reports from county officials and discuss county business matters. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Okolo receives $2,500 award

    Omwikam Okolo of Batesville has been awarded a $2,500 Mike Harper Leadership Scholars award from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. The award is renewable for three years and is given each year to “outstanding high school seniors who intends to enroll at an accredited college, university …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 1, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    More information has come in concerning this photo, which was submitted to the Batesville Daily Guard in the fall of 2013 and was printed on the May 16, 2014, Glance At Days Gone By page. Old Independence Regional Museum has two very similar photos, one …

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  • Izard County Singing set for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet to sing at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Tabernacle in Brockwell. All singers and listeners are welcome. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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