• Sharp sheriff announces Drug Take-Back Day

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Sheriff’s Department will hold a Drug Take-Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday in front of the county courthouse in Ash Flat, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Anyone with unused, unwanted, unneeded or out of date prescription drugs …

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  • UACCB mascot named: Say hello to River Bandits

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Student Government Association President Linh Tran and members hoped the college could have a mascot of its own. Last week they got their wish when the UACCB Board of Visitors approved the River Bandits as its first-ever mascot. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 13, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO At a meeting of the Batesville Board of Trade Friday night, important action was taken regarding the compilation and presentation of data concerning the resources of the White River …

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  • Wilson elected chairman of Lyon College board

    Perry Wilson Perry Wilson, a Little Rock attorney, has been elected chairman of the Lyon College Board of Trustees. The board elected him Friday at its spring meeting on the Lyon campus. He succeeds Raymond LaCroix Jr. of Batesville, who is leaving the board June …

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  • Homecoming set at church

    CAVE CITY — The annual homecoming at Pleasant Valley Church and cemetery, near the banks of Poke Bayou 10 miles west of Cave City, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to cemetery committee spokeswoman Cyndie Christopher. Those attending will hold a short business meeting, …

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  • Friends Day to be celebrated

    First Church of Batesville will have its annual celebration of Friend’s Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. Larry Carter, singer, songwriter and musician, formerly with the McGruders, will minister in word and song. National children’s evangelist Tim O’Brien will lead a program for the children. Door …

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  • Sulphur Rock cleanup slated

    SULPHUR ROCK — A city-wide cleanup will be held in Sulphur Rock on Saturday, according to city officials. Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite said all items to be picked up should be at street curbs by 8 a.m. Items that will not be picked up include tires, …

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  • NAESC board to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative board will meet at 10 a.m. Friday in the math and science room, 1013 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include personnel reports, the co-op’s 2012-13 calendar, summer schedule and paper bids. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Army Pvt. Jonathan K. Lawrence has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill in Lawton, Okla. The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, April 27 – Sunday, April 29, 2012.

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  • Springfest begins Friday

    HEBER SPRINGS — The 25th Annual Springfest will be held Friday through Sunday in downtown Heber Springs and Spring Park. The traditional ArtWalk will be Friday in the Cleburne County judge’s office. The Springfest Street Fair will be held on Third Street just outside the …

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  • WRMC recognizes Nationally Certified Nurses

    White River Medical Center has nearly 80 Nationally Certified Nurses (some with multiple certifications) in 26 fields including obstetrics, critical care, medical/surgical, operating room and emergency care. To recognize their accomplishments, WRMC nursing leaders recently held a National Certification Achievement Banquet. The number of certified …

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