• Man discovers his own tombstone with date of death already carved

    Lonnie Shrum is still alive and kicking, but not according to his headstone. The 72-year-old Batesville resident had prepared for the future by purchasing his headstone but he found his date of death had already been decided. Shrum told Deputy John Carroll that sometime over …

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  • UACCB, UAFS providing bachelor’s courses

    FORT SMITH — Students at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville can earn a baccalaureate degree in organizational leadership or applied sciences from the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith without having to leave the Batesville area. UAFS is offering online bachelor’s degree completion programs …

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  • Power struggle prevention to be topic

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a free three-hour class titled “Preventing Power Struggles” for parents and caregivers who interact with children, ages 1 and older. Participants will learn the five steps to avoiding a power struggle; discover what creates a …

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  • Tutor workshop offered

    Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will have a tutor workshop from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at 608 Water St. in Batesville. The project serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence counties. To register for the workshop or for more information call (870) 793-5912 or email …

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  • Radio Club hosts Hamfest

    SOUTHSIDE — The Batesville Area Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Middle School cafeteria. Admission is free. A $5 fee will be charged to vendors selling radios or related equipment. Vendor tables are available on a first-come, …

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  • White River Baptist to hold 75th anniversary celebration

    OIL TROUGH — White River Baptist Church, located on Rose Lane in Oil Trough, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 19. The schedule is: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45, worship; noon, potluck; afternoon, singing, fellowship and sharing of memories. The event is open to …

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  • ‘Wolf Walk’ to be held at Newark Elementary

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary will hold its annual “Wolf Walk” fundraiser beginning at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 20-31 at the school with proceeds going to help those who suffer from dyslexia. Teacher Cindy Paarman will kick off the event by speaking at 7:45 a.m. After teachers …

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  • Musicians, singers to gather

    Amateur and part-time musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Folk, country, gospel and other types of music will be performed. Listeners …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 10, 1995.

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  • Fiber to Fashion set for Saturday at folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Fiber to Fashion will be held Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The Spinning and Weaving Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. demonstrating yard being spun and cloth woven. In the Clothier Shop, …

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  • Board sets annual report

    CUSHMAN — The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at its White River Academy campus at Cushman. Agenda items include the district’s annual report to the public, recognitions, a transportation report and bid approval for a fire alarm system at the Sulphur …

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  • Web Drury Adams

    The late Drury Adams: A Batesville icon

    When Drury Adams met you, he never forgot you. Now, the town Adams called home for more than 50 years is remembering a man who never met a stranger but to many epitomized the meaning of community spirit and living by the Golden Rule. Longtime …

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