• Experiment Station to host agriculture events Saturday

    The past 150 years of agricultural education, research and extension activity made possible by the Morrill Act of 1862 will be recognized during activities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Research Station at Bethesda, according to …

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  • Air safety teams meet in Mt. View

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Federal Aviation Administration’s annual state meeting was held over the weekend at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View with more than 70 FAA Safety Team (FAST) representatives attending from all over the state, said Beau Hardison, FAST team member and …

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  • Master Gardeners’ bulb sale set for Saturday

    The Independence County Master Gardeners’ fall bulb sale will be from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday at the pocket park on Main Street in conjunction with Main Street Batesville’s antiques and crafts festival activities, according to a news release. In case of rain, it will …

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  • Friends of library book sale set

    HARDY — A Sharp County Friends of the Library book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Old Hardy gym,  according to a news release. Thursday morning will be set-up day.

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  • Guns, TV stolen in Cave City

    A custom-made Kimber .338 caliber rifle with synthetic stock and scope valued at $2,000 was stolen from a Melon Street residence in Cave City sometime between 10 a.m. Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens. The Justin Frazier family was …

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  • Local author donates award-winning novels

    ASH FLAT — Local author Valerie Hansen’s “Love Inspired”  books have been added to the Featured Arkansas Authors’  Area at the Ash Flat Library, said library committee member Ina Gill. Hansen donated her “Love Inspired” titles: Suspense, “Standing Guard,” “Shadow of Turning,” “Face of Danger,” …

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  • Artist displays works at library

    ASH FLAT — Julie Hellner is the October Artist of the Month at the Ash Flat Public Library, said Ina Gill, library committee member. “Mrs. Hellner is a novice artist, mostly self-taught,” Gill said. “She began painting five years ago, at the age of 55. …

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  • Batesville yearbooks are ready

    Batesville High School is currently selling 2012-13 yearbooks, $40 without name and $45 with name. Purchases can be made at www.yearbookforever.com or the high school office on Pioneer Drive. Yearbooks will be sold at these prices until January, when prices will increase.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 3, 1993.

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  • Student organizes fall festival

    Clean water is something most people don’t give second thought to having, but one Batesville High School senior is hoping to make it a reality for those who live in Africa. Sam Derrington is raising money to donate to The Water Project, an organization that …

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  • Police see fewer crimes overall in city limits

    In August, there was a total of 598 crimes reported in Independence County, but only 179 were in the city limits of Batesville. “That is a direct reflection of manpower you put on the streets,” Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill told the Batesville City Council Tuesday …

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  • Pleth hires one

    Pleth LLC, a full-service marketing agency, which provides creative marketing, design, website and mobile application development, has expanded its team with the hiring of Lauren Geurin, according to Pleth owner Greg Smart. “Lauren is an experienced account executive with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and …

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