• Free community breakfast served at church

    CAVE CITY — The First United Methodist Church of Cave City is launching a new breakfast ministry. Beginning this Sunday, a free community breakfast will be served at 9:30 each Sunday morning. The event is open to the public. The church is located at 56 …

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  • UACCB hosting ‘We Challenge U’ blood drive

    To help ensure a sufficient blood supply this winter season, the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is hosting an American Red Cross We Challenge U Blood Drive from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Nursing Rooms 910 and 912 on campus, …

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  • Lindblad to conduct weekend workshop

    Over the weekend of Jan. 30 through Feb. 2, the Highlander Youth Singers, directed by Dr. Michael Oriatti and Weston Music Studio, will welcome special guest musician Paul Lindblad. Lindblad, a choral director in the Chicago area, is the director of St. John Choristers, a …

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  • AARP board meets

    The AARP board of directors met in executive session at 1 p.m. Jan. 7 in the Citizens Bank Annex Community Room. Five members were present, Bob and Eddie Boling, Hank and Marlene Rivers and Jim Gardner. Gardner, treasurer, reported a balance of $115.57 in the …

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  • Kids Academy accepting applications

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka Kids Academy, 218 College Drive, Melbourne, is currently accepting applications for enrollment. The Kids Academy has immediate openings for children in the infant/toddler rooms, ages 6 weeks to 2 years, and openings in preschool rooms, ages 3 and 4 years old. …

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  • Bull Dog shooters take to field

    Despite chilly temps and wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour, members of the Bald Knob Bull Dogs Junior/Senior trap teams took to the practice field in Batesville Saturday in preparation for the upcoming Arkansas Youth Shooting Sports Program. The program is set to …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 19, 1994.

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  • Retirement not slowing down chaplain at Lyon

    William “Bill” Branch believes the road that led him to Arkansas and eventually Lyon College was guided by providence. Branch had served as pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Victoria, Texas for 25 years when a parish associate in the congregation needed to attend training …

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  • Police seek driver of hit-and-run

    The driver of an SUV is being blamed in a weekend accident that left a man injured on the side of the road. Stephen Dale Morrow, 26, of Collietown Road told Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Colby Markum he was riding his 2001 Suzuki motorcycle near …

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  • Officer hits pedestrian

    A pedestrian was struck by a patrol unit while crossing the street just before 6 p.m. Jan. 20, according to a report from the Arkansas State Police. Independence County Deputy Fred Friar, 48, of Batesville was turning left onto 20th Street when 33-year-old Joseph McVey, …

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  • Thrift store offers bag sale

    MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. Thrift Store in Melbourne announces a “Bag Sale” every Wednesday through the end of February. Each bag is $1 for items from the women’s and children’s rooms; limit eight items per bag. Books (hardcover, paperback and children’s) are 10 for …

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  • Council to adopt budget

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 tonight at city hall to adopt the 2014 budget. This meeting was changed from the regular fourth Tuesday night because of a scheduling conflict. Michele Gerhardt will present an update on the regional archery tournament to be …

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