• Free swim lessons offered

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be providing free swimming lessons to area youth, according to Michael Ferry. “Every Child a Swimmer” lessons will be offered Aug. 6-10 to children ages 4-8 at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) municipal pool. Two classes will be offered: from …

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  • Council eyes grant for greenway

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss a grant application to build the third section of the Batesville Greenway. The chamber’s tourism director, Tami Meyer, will give an update on the White River Water Carnival, and Fire …

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  • BJHS to host orientation

    Batesville Junior High School seventh-grade parent orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria followed by a pool party at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) pool from 8 to 10. Schedules will be mailed out Aug. 7 and open house …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. W.F. Ball and Dr. C.G. Hinkle, who have for several years been engaged in the successful practice of their professions under the firm name of Ball and Hinkle, …

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  • Fundraiser to name ‘Cutest Kid’

    Four members of the Batesville Senior High School Prancers dance team have been invited to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York this fall but are currently raising funds to get there. Seniors Allison Lynch, Maisie Manuel, Marie Ponath and Savannah McClarty are …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Doughnut fundraiser announced

    Caring Hands Hospice is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut pre-sale fund raiser now through Aug. 10. Proceeds from the doughnut sales will benefit hospice patients for uncovered needs. Doughnuts will be delivered Aug. 13. To order or for more information, call the hospice at (870) …

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  • ‘Name That Rock’ program slated in CV

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Bill Prior, who has worked with the Arkansas Geological Survey for more than 30 years, will be the guest speaker at a “Name That Rock” program when the Spring River Gem & Mineral meets at 10 a.m. Thursday in Omaha Center in …

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  • UACCB fall registration under way

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is currently offering open and continuous registration for new and returning students for the upcoming fall semester through Aug. 10. Mandatory orientation is also required this year and will be held Aug. 16 and 24. “Bandit Bearings” …

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  • White River adds 7 physicians

    Seven physicians have joined the medical staff of White River Health System, according to a news release. “We are excited about the new physicians joining our medical staff,” said Gary L. Bebow, administrator and CEO. “These physicians share our organization’s commitment to providing quality care …

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  • CEO resigns

    Longtime Health Resources of Arkansas employee David Coleman resigned as chief executive officer Thursday following a lengthy executive session of the agency’s board of directors. Executive sessions are closed sessions during which employees may be discussed. Any actions taken during the executive session must be …

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  • Risking their lives – Thieves cost Entergy customers by cutting, stealing power lines

    An increase in metal prices is proving to be enough for some thieves to risk their lives by stealing power lines. But whether or not those thieves are successful in their risky endeavors, they are costing the paying customers of Entergy. It was six months …

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