• Man beaten at local gas station

    Pumping gas at a local convenience store at 2 a.m. proved to be a painful experience for 31-year-old Landon Mercer of Batesville. Mercer, who had driven to a local grocery store parking lot to wait for police, reportedly said he was at the Pfeiffer One …

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  • History of Batesville, county 1840-1907 published

    Volume I of “A History of Batesville and Independence County, Arkansas,” covering the period 1840 to 1907, is off the press and available for $40, said Gary Perkey, who researched, compiled and edited the information. “This history is a compilation of newspaper articles, in chronological …

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  • Mystery mail contains illegal drugs

    When Chrystal Coles of Batesville got a package from Lasi, Romania, Monday she was naturally curious and opened it, only to discover it contained 112 blue square pills, several packets labeled Toy Fluid and a pamphlet labeled Enjoy Factory. She became concerned and called police, …

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  • Overdose investigation ends in arrest

    A 29-year-old father who refused to seek medical help for his small children who had reportedly ingested large doses of gummy vitamins, was arrested on unrelated charges Tuesday night. Deputy Anthony Rogers said police received a call around 11:20 p.m. regarding two small children, ages …

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  • EHC seeks new members

    Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture–Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations. Their mission is to empower individuals and help families improve their quality of life. EH clubs use the latest research-based information to teach nutrition, …

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  • Reunions scheduled

    Norris family CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Norris family reunion will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 25 Wahoo in Cherokee Village. A potluck will be served at noon.   Roberson family PLEASANT PLAINS — The first Roberson family and friends reunion will be at noon …

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  • Old Fashioned Day set at church in Izard County

    LARKIN — Old Fashioned Day at historic Old Philadelphia Church in the Larkin community near Melbourne will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, said Charlotte Sharp, who is helping with publicity. Old Fashioned Day is sponsored annually by the Melbourne United Methodist Church. Lunch, or in …

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  • AASRN Distance degree offered

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Arkansas State Board of Registered Nursing has approved the associate of applied science in registered nursing and licensed practical nurse/paramedic to registered nurse distance technology degree to be offered at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home. Beginning in January 2013, up to 20 …

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  • Fundraiser to help Izard County 4-H program

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County’s 4-H program is asking friends and supporters to take a test drive for a good cause Saturday to help the program earn up to $6,000, said Izard County Extension Agent Carroll Prewett. “Our local Ford dealer, Freedom Ford, is offering …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 16, 1993.

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  • Solid as a rock

    CORD — People in Cord know Royce and Randy Bradley are rock solid, people they can depend on. Whether it’s helping beautify the town or simply putting up a mailbox for an elderly person, the brothers have been raised to help their neighbors. The only …

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  • Man was strangled for meds

    A Vine Street man said he was robbed of cash and medication as he started his routine walk Monday night. Larry Miller, 45, said he had just finished watching wrestling on TV and was going for his nightly walk around 10:10 when the incident occurred. …

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