• Depot Days line-up includes Brandon Giles, tribute

    NEWPORT — Self-taught pianist Brandon Giles, originally from Magnolia and who played the part of Jerry Lee Lewis in the musical “Million Dollar Quartet,” will be among those opening for the Grammy-winning Kentucky Headhunters at the 15th annual Depot Days festival Saturday on Front Street …

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  • Sheriff: Inmate attempts suicide

    Local authorities were unable to find a weapon inside an Independence County jail cell where an inmate reportedly attempted suicide just before 10 Monday night. Independence County Deputy Michael Darr said inmate Derrick Hicks, 31, of Batesville made small self-inflicted cuts on his left wrist, …

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  • S-Rock PO seeks input

    LITTLE ROCK — Sulphur Rock Post Office customers are being asked for their input into the future of their post office in survey forms mailed to their addresses, said Postplan Coordinator Tanya Boyles of the United States Postal Service. Postplan is a review process for …

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  • Just Chillin’, Habitat chapter team up for ‘give back night’

    Just Chillin’ has teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Independence County and will host a “give back night” from 2 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. Proceeds from sales will be donated to Habitat’s upcoming building project. In addition to give back night, Just Chillin’ also …

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  • Man accused of beating pregnant teen

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man who beat up a pregnant woman in front of his son was arrested late Thursday night, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Izard County deputies were sent to 86 East Jacksonport Road in reference to a domestic violence call. …

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  • Intro to sewing offered

    Those 10 and older and wanting to learn how to sew will have the chance through a non-credit course at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville this fall. Intro to sewing will be held in the fine arts building, room 603, behind the …

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  • Gems, minerals to be topics

    ASH FLAT — Guest speakers from the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club will present the Kids Night Out program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Ash Flat Public Library, said Ina Gill, library committee member. “All kids, parents and grandparents are welcome,” Gill said. …

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  • Radio Club meeting scheduled

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. The club can arrange …

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  • Prancer team members sought

    Former Batesville Prancer Dance Team members interested in performing the traditional Piano Roll Blues during the homecoming game this year are invited to a meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the Batesville High School gymnasium lobby to set up practice dates. For more information call …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 15, 1993.

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  • What’s under the mask: Haunted Barn scares up money for Sturge-Weber

    CONCORD — Many children look forward to dressing up in Halloween costumes, but many children with Sturge-Weber syndrome feel like they have a mask they can’t ever take off. Starting this weekend, The Haunted Barn is looking to scare up some money for the little-known …

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  • Mom cited when kids home alone

    A dirty house, loaded shotgun and drug residue were what welcomed two children last week as they came home from school. Batesville School Resource Officer Cord Davidson said he was called to a home on Byers Street because the children — ages 6 and 7 …

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