• Teams each weigh in 11.70 pounds to tie in bass event

    CAVE CITY — Two teams tied for first place in Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Lake Norfork, reported tournament director Ron Watkins. Occupants of six of the nine boats in the tournament weighed in stringers of more than 9 pounds, Watkins said. Mark …

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  • NWTF event for youths to be May 12 at range

    The Independence County chaper of the National Wild Turkey Federation is hosting a youth outreach event beginning at 10 a.m. May 12 at the Paul H. Rocky Willmuth Sport Shooting Complex just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167, according to a news release. Five-person …

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  • Second annual youth career and cookout

    Newport High School senior Dazanell Morgan takes a career readiness and skills exam. More than 100 students from Batesville, Southside and Newport attended the second annual youth career and cookout hosted by the Arkansas Workforce Center of Batesville Wednesday.   Dazanell Morgan  

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  • Six people rescued from Salado Creek

    SALADO — An unidentified man and five children were rescued from Salado Creek Sunday night, according to Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management. “We got a call about 9:30 with an adult and five kids stranded. They walked up to a …

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  • Accused shoplifter resists, kicks out cop car window

    What was expected to be a routine call of a shoplifter at Walmart for Deputy Anthony Rogers Tuesday afternoon turned out to be anything but routine when he had to wrestle with a young man who later damaged his patrol car. Rogers said he was …

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  • Suspected burglar eludes authorities

    A manhunt by Jackson County authorities and the Arkansas State Police found its way across the Black River Wednesday afternoon when Independence County Judge Robert Griffin was called on to assist. Griffin said he got a request from Jackson County officials around 7 p.m. asking …

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  • Sulphur Rock gets $35,000 parks grant

    SULPHUR ROCK — Mayor Glenda Reding announced during the recent city council meeting that Sulphur Rock has been awarded a $35,000 Arkansas Parks and Recreation grant for construction of a walking trail, reported Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. Reding is also completing grant applications for playground equipment …

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  • 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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  • 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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