• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 22, 1993. 96 YEARS AGO J.H. Kennerly, president of the Board of Health, and Dr. M.S. Craig, city health officer, released a statement regarding the controversy of opening the city schools on account of …

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  • Artist to host drawing workshop

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a drawing workshop featuring Arts on Tour artist Sheila Parsons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 9, 10 and 11 at the BAAC Art Gallery on Main. This drawing workshop is geared toward beginner and advanced artists who …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • All-you-can-eat catfish buffet, Hutchison Mountain Community Center, 3370 Camp Tahkodah Road, 3-7 p.m. $10 adults. • Little Piney Creek Songwriters Showcase, music/concert featuring Billy Don Burns, David Lynn Jones & Friends, Jerry Lasiter, Chrislynn Lee Jones, Chelsea Savage, Matthew Miller and other special …

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  • BHS class of 1972 reunion set

    Batesville High School Class of 1972 will have a 40th reunion weekend July 14. For more information call Sarah Bolin at (870) 834-3432; Glenn Poole at (870) 613-0605; or Sam Cooke at (870) 307-8922.

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  • Laster reunion is Sunday

    OIL TROUGH — The Laster reunion will be Sunday at the Community Center in Oil Trough. A potluck will be served at 1 p.m.

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  • Church holds choir day

    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual choir day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will include the Rev. Ricky Everett and members of Greater Morning Star in Newport; Anointed Ones New Testament in Cave City; Impact New Testament Holiness; Friendship Baptist Church Choir and …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host an all-you-can-eat catfish and chicken buffet, including drink and dessert, from 3-7 p.m. Friday. Prices are $10 for those 12 and older. Children 11 and under eat free. The community center is at 3370 Camp …

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  • Zero tolerance to be enforced

    Those wanting to create their own big bang this Fourth of July could find themselves with a big ticket instead. Batesville Fire Chief Brent Gleghorn is reminding the public that the county and citywide burn ban includes the setting of fireworks. Burn ban or not, …

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  • Church official faces sex charge

    ASH FLAT -— A youth minister in Cherokee Village faces a felony assault charge after a 14-year-old told officers he had been inappropriate with her. According to information filed in the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office, Paul Kevin Hendrix is being charged with second degree sexual …

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  • School filing deadline nears

    Those wanting to serve their community on their local board of education need to turn in their petitions. Filings for September’s annual school board elections began this morning. Deadline to file is noon July 10 during regular business hours at the Independence, Sharp and Izard …

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  • Drugs smuggled in Bible

    Jeffrey Moser MELBOURNE — Two men have been charged in Izard County for their alleged roles in a scheme to use a Bible to smuggle illegal narcotics into the county jail. Sheriff Lawrence Tate said Monday that 23-year-old Brandon Joe “BJ” Gillaspie hid hydromorphone pills …

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  • Burglary, vehicle thefts reported

    A homeowner reported to police Monday that several contractor’s tools and copper wire were stolen from a home being remodeled in Newark. Rebecca Altom said that sometime between 8 p.m. Sunday and 8 p.m. Monday, someone broke into her rent house and took several items …

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