• Sister faces multiple felony forgery counts

    Reportedly identified in several videos forging checks on her sister’s bank account, Sarhah E. Lepe, 29, of Batesville has been charged with 18 counts of forgery, according to a court affidavit filed by Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Jeff Sims. Sims said that on May 18 …

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  • Commission prepares for runoff

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 8 a.m. Monday in the basement of the county courthouse basement to give election machines and other information to contact judges for Tuesday’s runoff election, member Cathy Drew said. Early voting ends Monday in the runoff between …

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  • Class of ’72 sets reunion

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City High School Class of 1972 will hold its 40-year reunion Saturday, said Carolyn Matheny Wammack. Any member of the class needing more information should call Wammack at (870) 307-8030.

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  • Guns taken in home burglary

    Jonathan Sandy reported that his home in the Cushman area was entered and four guns taken sometime between 6 a.m. Tuesday and 6 a.m. Wednesday. Sandy told Deputy Nathan Stephens that he always locked his doors when he was gone and there appeared to be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 28, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The small dynamo at the Batesville Water and Light plant is unable to carry all the lights in the city at one time, so in the early evening hours …

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  • History walk comes to Calico

    CALICO ROCK — The Department of Arkansas Heritage has chosen the Calico Rock Historic District as its “Walks through History” program Saturday. Each month the department highlights walking tours in a different historic town. The buildings on Calico Rock’s Main Street (Highway 5 at the …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 8 – Sunday, June 10, 2012.

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  • Friendship Outreach hosts musical event

    Friendship Outreach will present Singin’ in the Hall with Doc & Connie and their guest, the Mountain Top Cowboy Church Band, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church, located at 2600 North St. Louis St. Admission and concessions are free. All donations are tax …

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  • Church to celebrate 154th anniversary

    CHARLOTTE — Center Grove Baptist Church, which was organized in 1858, will observe its 154th anniversary homecoming June 10. Activities will begin with worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck and an afternoon of congregational and special singing. A community meeting to take care …

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  • Jeffrey-Alexander reunion is Saturday

    DESHA — The annual Jeffrey-Alexander Reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Desha Methodist Church. A potluck finger food luncheon will be served at noon. Following lunch, a short meeting of the Alexander Cemetery Association will be held. All family members and friends are …

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  • Sexual offender wanted by police

    John Hall Considered by authorities to be a sexual predator of young girls, a warrant has been issued for 60-year-old John H. Hall for failing to register with local authorities. Hall’s last known address was 75 N. First St. in Cushman, according to a court …

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  • WRHS given grant for free mammograms

    White River Health System in Batesville was recently granted more than $50,000 from Susan G. Komen for the Cure Arkansas. With this grant, WRHS and the physicians of North Arkansas Radiology will continue to provide potentially life-saving mammography screenings to women in North Central Arkansas …

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