• Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 6 – Sunday, June 8, 2014.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 28, 1994.

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  • Students place in traffic safety poster contest

    NEWARK — Two Newark Elementary students have been named contest winners by the American Traffic Safety Services Association, a national organization committed to traffic safety, striving to reduce the number of fatalities on our highways and in work zones, according to a news release. The …

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  • Barnes named to Dean’s List

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Spencer Barnes of Batesville has qualified for the spring 2014 Dean’s List at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., according to a news release. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 …

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  • Hendrix announces graduates

    CONWAY —  Hendrix College has announced the graduates of its 130th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Emily Cailtin Barrett, with distinction; Meredith Leigh McKinney; and Lindsey Claire Steiner.

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  • Note becomes family’s ticket to U.S.

    PFEIFFER — A young couple forced to work in separate labor camps were later united and able to come to the United States after they found a note in a coat asking “How can we help you?” While most people only know of some of …

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  • 2 police cars hit in high-speed pursuit of stolen truck

    ASH FLAT — Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose took a stolen vehicle report from Andy Frolos about 9:45 a.m. Monday and about 45 minutes later the green 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was involved in a high-speed chase, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. The truck …

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  • Library to begin program

    The Independence County Library’s summer library program, called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will begin Sunday and run through July 31. Children of all ages can register to participate at any time beginning Friday. A log book will record the titles of the books read this summer. …

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  • ‘Pickin’ for Paws’ scheduled

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will sponsor a “Pickin’ for Paws” musical event at 6 p.m. Saturday in the John E. Miller Building on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. Entertainment will be provided by Deadwood Groove and other musicians. A silent …

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  • Junk in the Gym set for Saturday

    EVENING SHADE — The Second Annual Junk in the Gym Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade School Gymnasium, located on Main Street in Evening Shade. Vendors will display antiques, crafts, flea market goods, baked goods and other …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Participants will craft a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. Those attending should bring an …

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  • Bank announces promotions

    First Community Bank has announced the promotion of 15 employees in the organization’s Batesville region, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. “First Community Bank is very fortunate to have an incredible team of professional bankers,” said Dover. “We understand that …

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