• Man arrested with knife

    An 18-year-old Batesville man told police Wednesday evening he felt he was going to be “jumped” by a group of people in a car and that is why he threatened them with a knife. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he located Dakota J. Thompson …

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  • Fresh Start Resale Shop to host FVP Volunteer Extravaganza

    Family Violence Prevention Inc. will host a Volunteer Extravaganza at the Fresh Start Resale Shop, located at 1280 North St. Louis St., Saturday. Everything in the store will be half off regular-marked prices, and food and beverages will be served free of charge from 11 …

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  • Moms of Military to meet

    The Moms of the Military (MOMS) Prayer and Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Fellowship Baptist Church. The meeting is open to all women with family serving in any branch of the military. The group meets the third Monday evening of each …

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  • Support group to meet

    The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The group meets the third Monday of each month. The meeting is open to anyone who has Parkinson’s Disease (PD), anyone who …

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  • Modern Woodmen to match funds

    Modern Woodmen of America has announced a matching fund project (up to $500), a school logo T-shirt and hoodie sale. Sale dates are now through Sept. 30. Proceeds will benefit the Cedar Ridge volleyball team. To place an order, see any volleyball team member or …

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  • Service News

    U.S. Army National Guard Pvt. Kevin C. Jones has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition, core values and physical fitness and received instruction and practice in …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2012.

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  • Polio survivors offer support

    HEBER SPRINGS — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs. The group is working with the University of Central Arkansas and Dr. Robert Reising to do a history of …

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  • Unimin Corp. holds retirement celebration for Seay

      Paul Seay of Guion displays the cake he received as part of his retirement party at Unimin Corp. where he is a purchasing and warehouse supervisor. Seay went to work for the company, which was known as Silica Products, on Aug. 13, 1957 and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 5, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The murder case of the State vs. Tom O’Neal, which was tried here on a change of venue from Newport, was before the state Supreme Court this morning, where …

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  • Tucker named to Sharp court

    ASH FLAT — Dr. Charles Tucker of Ash Flat was appointed to the Sharp County Quorum Court by Gov. Mike Beebe to fill the vacancy created by the June 26 death of Justice of the Peace Ray Martin, said County Judge Larry Brown. Tucker was …

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  • Traffic stops end in arrests for drug possession

    A Newark man who put his hand down his pants in front of a cop was detained when the officer thought he might be reaching for a weapon. He was later arrested for drugs. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said that shortly after midnight Wednesday …

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