• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 14, 1995.

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  • Training for real scenarios

    John Marlow crawled inside the old Ford Mustang and started shooting. Within minutes, the Cave City Police officer was firing shots through the windshield toward his target. Marlow was one of several officers who ran through the same scenario Friday morning at the Sharp County …

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  • Ice-skating rink planned for holiday

    “The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the city of Batesville invite you to experience a magical Christmas on the White River,” according to a news release. “If you haven’t already made Batesville a holiday destination, we hope you will this year! Once you experience …

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  • Parade is Dec. 1 on Main

    The 2014 Batesville Christmas Parade will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 on Main Street, the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced. This year’s theme will be “Cowboy Christmas.” The city of Batesville will hold its annual lighting ceremony at 6. at city …

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  • Aquatics facility means much to local swimmer, family

    Five days a week, year-round (except for football season), 14-year-old Seth Bailey must travel to Searcy to swim with his USA coach, who drives in from Little Rock. Seth began swimming with the ICYAA Torpedoes, then two years ago, just before he turned 12 told …

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  • Traffic stops nets two drug arrests

    A Pleasant Plains man was released to White County authorities after a routine traffic stop revealed he had outstanding warrants from that county. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he stopped a black Mazda Protege for no tags at the intersection of Camp Tahkodah and …

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  • Chili cook-off planned

    Lyon College Friends of the Library will host their annual chili cook-off from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the Mabee-Simpson Library. Cost is $3 for Friends of the Library and students, and $5 for the public. Children under 12 eat free. Attendees can shop for Christmas …

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  • Free Thanksgiving program offered for senior citizens

    Old Independence Regional Museum will be offering the 11th in its series of senior programs for 2014, according to a news release. On Tuesday, museum volunteers will lead participants in a fun game of Thanksgiving trivia. Afterward, the seniors will make a turkey table decoration …

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  • Veterans honored; life lessons taught

    MELBOURNE — Students at the Melbourne School District this month learned about veterans who have passed on but on Veterans Day got to hear from a few war heroes still around. Students visited Melbourne Cemetery to research late veterans and place flags on their graves …

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  • Author to speak

    Lyon College will present speaker Travis Langley, the author of “Batman and Psychology: A Dark and Stormy Knight,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium. Langley is also a psychology professor who teaches on crime, mental illness, social behavior and media. Admission is free.

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  • Luncheon helps businesses ‘Go Green’

    Flowers Baking Company and Wood-Lawn Inc. will present the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 4 in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. This “Go Green” business luncheon will focus on recycling for businesses and will feature speakers …

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  • Winters opens art gallery

    SOUTHSIDE — Janine Winters wanted to bring more art to the area, provide a place for starving artists to showcase their work and allow budding artists to hone their skills. Her dream was realized recently when the doors officially opened to Winters Art Studio located …

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