• iPads offer new ways to learn

    Technology continues to be an ever-present part of people’s lives and children are no exception as schools across the country are finding new ways to educate. For many schools including Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary in Batesville, iPads are supplementing current curriculum in the classroom, according …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 7, 1993.

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  • Vigil honors victims, survivors

    Donna Januchowski is a survivor. Thursday night at the 23rd annual Family Violence Prevention candlelight vigil it was her chance to honor many of those who are not. Making her way around the Independence Hall auditorium at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, …

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  • $150K bond set in child crime – Man accused of photographing girl

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — A 37-year-old Cherokee Village man was charged late last week with one count of engaging children in sexually explicit conduct for use in visual or print medium, according to an affidavit for his arrest. The charge against Caleb W. Albrecht is a …

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  • Woman says she was held against will

    Independence County sheriff’s deputies were called Sunday to a Newark residence after a woman reported being held against her will and her life threatened. When officers arrived the woman was seen running down the road toward Dota Creek shortly before 7 p.m., but at the …

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  • Justice of the Peace – District 6

    District 6 voters will have a choice in November as to who they want to see represent their area, which is located in the northeastern part of the county. Democratic incumbent Margaret Boothby will face off against opponent Republican Jerry Wilson. Boothby has held the …

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  • Man won’t get out of car, arrested for drugs

    MELBOURNE — A man who was leaving for work Sunday morning went outside to find another man in his yard. The resident then offered the other man a ride, but when he wouldn’t get out of the car, the driver headed to the Izard County …

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  • Friends of NRA banquet slated

    HARDY — Friends of NRA, Chapter 41, in Hardy is having its first ever banquet on Thursday at The Highlander Restaurant, located in the old Arkansaw Traveler Theater on Arkansaw Traveler Road just south of Hardy, said Fran Sabia, who is helping with publicity. Entrance …

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  • Sheriff warns of ‘Smiles’ drug

    Although he hasn’t seen it in the area, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the new drug known as “Smiles” is killing its users and compared it to “LSD on steroids.” “Smiles” is also known as 2C-1, and is being abused for its hallucinogenic effects …

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  • Program spotlights ‘Arkansas’ Wild Past’

    Owls, hawks, a falcon, wolves and a snake take top billing as Old Independence Regional Museum hosts its sixth annual Fall Family Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. The event is free and open to the public. “This year’s program …

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  • Huffer busted at Walmart

    Police responded to the Batesville Walmart store around 12:30 Thursday afternoon where a man was reportedly huffing air duster in the electronics department, bumping into customers and TV displays. Deputy Nathan Stephens said when he arrived the store manager contacted a loss prevention officer Justin …

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  • Pfeiffer water to meet

    The regular monthly meeting of the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority Board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The water board meets the third Tuesday of each month and meetings are open to the public.

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