• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 24, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO John Loyd, an old citizen of this county, died at his home in Washington Township Sunday. The deceased was a good man, held in highest esteem by his neighbors …

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  • Bagpipe, drumming camp set

    The Lyon College Scottish Arts Summer School will be June 10-15 on the Lyon College campus. “Attendees will have a chance to study piping and drumming with some of the world’s best instructors including Willie MacCallum, Maureen Conner, Jimmy Bell and Jon Quigg,” according to …

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  • Print-making workshop planned

    Dustyn Bork The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a print-making workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with Dustyn Bork at Fulkerson Studio in the Alphin building on Lyon College campus June 30. Bork, assistant professor of art at Lyon, will demonstrate the technique …

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  • Radio Club hosts car wash

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will have a car wash beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Advance Auto Parts in Batesville.

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  • Sharp reunion scheduled

    CONCORD — The Sharp reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Concord Community Center. The meal will be potluck. The reunion is open to all friends and family.

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  • Service News

    Shelley Saucier Shelley Amanda Saucier, 18, of Batesville recently entered the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Jackson, S.C., where she will complete basic training. Saucier will then transfer to Virginia Beach, Va., for advanced individual training before going to a permanent duty station. …

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  • Re-enactment of Civil War skirmish at Calico Rock

    Re-enactors fire a cannon during the 150th anniversary of the Civil War skirmish at Calico Rock on May 26. More than 200 gathered along the banks of Calico Creek in Rand Park to mark the occasion in which the volunteer regiment of re-enactors fired several …

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  • Patrons get ‘The Spirit’ to donate

    Kick back, relax, watch a movie and help save a life. Blood platelet volunteers can enjoy some down time in “The Spirit,” Arkansas’ only mobile platelet bus by the American Red Cross that made a stop at the Batesville Walmart parking lot last week. Blood …

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  • Crews remove debris from ramp

    Low water in some cases isn’t a good thing, but it worked in Independence County’s favor last week. Although a cleanup had been planned a few weeks ago, a drop in the water level of the White River on Wednesday aided in sludge-dredging efforts at …

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  • Izard County Relay For Life

    Izard County Relay For Life participants raised close to $40,000 this year for the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors (top photo) were treated to a dinner at Ozarka College, compliments of Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Izard County Judge David Sherrell and Rep. Tommy Wren. …

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  • School to get clinic

    SOUTHSIDE — A new health clinic could be just what the doctor ordered come this fall, at least that’s what administrators at Southside School District are hoping. The Southside School Board recently approved a proposal that would allow the district to partner with ARcare, a …

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  • Store reports lottery ticket theft

    Approximately $300 worth of Arkansas lottery tickets were reported stolen from a Desha convenience store, according to Independence County Deputy Fred Friar. Nicole Johnson, store manager, told Friar that sometime between 4 a.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday someone entered her office and removed a …

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