• Compassionate Friends to meet

    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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  • Vacancy to be declared

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the main courtroom in the county courthouse to declare a vacancy for a justice of the peace position due to the recent death of Ray Martin of Ash Flat, said County …

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  • Camera gear stolen at cave

    While spelunking inside Blowing Cave near Cushman Saturday, a Mountain View man said his camera bag and gear were stolen from his Jeep parked near the cave entrance. Andrew Baker told police he went in the cave around 2:40 p.m. and when he returned to …

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  • Man jailed for exposure

    An arrest has been made regarding a man who allegedly exposed himself to a female carhop at a local restaurant Tuesday afternoon. Sheriff Steve Jeffery said when officers arrived the man, later identified as Justin Younger, 25, of Batesville, had already left the business but …

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  • Touching lives, helping communities

    CAVE CITY — When people lined up at the First Baptist Church of Cave City in June to receive free baby items they may or may not have known the woman who set the project in motion or that she had died a few months …

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  • Sheriff: Wire being stolen from telephone lines

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the theft of copper wire from CenturyLink phone lines, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence. “These thefts from the …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Judge Jo Hart to speak

    Arkansas Supreme Court Judge Jo Hart will be the guest speaker at the Batesville AARP chapter at noon Tuesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. A Dutch treat dinner will begin at 11 a.m.  The meeting is open to the public and members and those that …

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  • Melbourne HS orientation set

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School will hold an orientation for all incoming seventh grade students as well as any new high school students at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the high school. Orientation for rising ninth-graders will immediately follow. Mount Pleasant Elementary will hold its …

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  • Oh Baby! Hysterectomy halted when pregnancy discovered

    The doctor’s pregnancy test had come back negative. A tubal procedure was completed in December and a hysterectomy was planned for this spring, so when Brandi Lutner went in for a pre-operation test in April two days before the scheduled operation she didn’t expect to …

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  • Melon fest kicks off

    CAVE CITY — A large crowd — possibly a record-setting crowd for a first day of a Cave City Watermelon Festival — turned out to hear an entertainment line-up that included “American Idol” Top 40 finalist Lauren Gray of Hardy, Rockin’ Luke Stroud of Cave …

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  • Midland elementary construction begins

    FLORAL — Let the building begin. Construction has begun on a new kindergarten, first- and second-grade facility at Midland Elementary in Floral that will also include art and music rooms and a new gym that Superintendent Dean Stanley said Wednesday will give students many “first-class …

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