• Miss Ark. crowned

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A former Miss White River’s Outstanding Teen now holds the title of Miss Arkansas 2012. Sloane Roberts said Sunday that people who told her she wasn’t ready for the title lit a fire underneath her. Roberts, 19, competing as Miss Heart …

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  • UniFirst celebrates Founder’s Day – ‘Employee of year’ announced

    CAVE CITY — UniFirst Corporation celebrated its 11th Annual Founder’s Day at its facility in Cave City on Thursday, according to a press release. “Founder’s Day honors the memory of the late Aldo Croatti, who started the national billion dollar uniform service and supply company …

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  • Guard offers fair prizes

    It’s fair time at the Batesville Daily Guard. Beginning today through Friday the Guard will be offering refreshments and a chance to win daily prizes during fair week. The office is located at 258 W. Main St. The Guard tent is already filled with lemonade …

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  • Marijuana, $40,000 taken into evidence

    WALNUT RIDGE — A sobriety checkpoint at Imboden on Saturday paid off in a big way, with officers finding marijuana and nearly $40,000 in a California man’s vehicle, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. At about 11 p.m. sheriff’s officers along with Arkansas State Police …

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  • Arrested man allegedly stole stuff in four counties

    Cress Byrd WALNUT RIDGE — A Jonesboro man was arrested Thursday in connection with burglaries and thefts in Lawrence County and will face court appearances in three other jurisdictions including Independence and Sharp counties, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. Arrested was Jason Vaulner, 30, …

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  • Guns, cash taken in home burglary

    A home burglary discovered Thursday night may have occurred during the previous weekend, according to home owner Edward Deskin of Batesville. Deskin told police that Thursday night he went to put spare change in a jar and notice that it was missing and when he …

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  • Juvenile’s death under investigation

    The Friday night death of a male inmate at the Independence County Juvenile Detention Center is being investigated as a suicide, according to a press release from Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery. “The victim is a 16-year-old juvenile that was being held at the facility …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 2, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO A new generator, part of the new equipment to be installed at the water and light plant, has arrived and will be placed into service within a week. The …

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  • ‘Ozark Folks’ photo contest set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • Prayer shawl group meets

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Diabetes center meeting slated

    The monthly meeting of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central Diabetes Center will be held Thursday. A noon meeting will be held at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and a 5 p.m. meeting will be held in the …

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  • CPR classes to be offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the healthcare provider cardiopulmonary resuscitation class from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee is $40. The service will offer the heartsaver CPR and first aid …

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