• A Glance at Days Gone By

    PICTURED AT ALDERBROOK SCHOOL at Desha in 1912 are (seated, front row from left) Howell Searcy, Harris Dunlap, Malcom Logans, Robert Simmons, unknown, Lee Harmon, Robert Lee Bell, Hurmon Simmons, Oather Fuller, unknown, Manuel Davis, unknown; (second row) Lillie Pearl Davis, Stella Hunter, Homer Davis, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Preparations are being made now to establish a broom factory in Batesville within the next two weeks in the building recently vacated by the Yeatman-Gray Grocery Co. The concern …

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  • Alcohol tax rolling in

    The first round of the city’s alcohol tax collections are in, officials have announced. In December, the Batesville City Council approved a 5-percent tax on alcohol in the city limits, and the tax was to be collected starting Dec. 23. The tax revenue will be …

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  • Native named ‘Torchbearer’

    INDIANAPOLIS — In 2008 former Batesville resident Carol Baker Dawson received the Will Rogers Humanitarian award for civic journalism as a columnist. Now she is an Indiana Torchbearer. Dawson of Jeffersonville,, Ind., and daughter of Glendene Baker of Batesville, is president of EEO GUIDANCE, a …

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  • UACCB to present Holocaust survivor

    Louise Lawrence-Israels Louise Lawrence-Israels survived the Holocaust during World War II and on March 28 will be a guest speaker at the Nursing and Allied Health Building lecture hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus to share her experience. The event …

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  • Democratic Women to meet

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County Democratic Women’s meeting will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Sharp County Courthouse, according to a news release. “Please plan to attend and join us as we begin an exciting year of political activity,” states the release. “There …

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  • Kan. man damages school property, arrested for DWI

    Leaving the scene of an accident at Lyon College then weaving between the yellow and white lines and nearly hitting a bridge got a Kansas man arrested for DWI early this morning. The Independence County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched at 3:50 a.m. about a possible …

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  • Cemetery cleanup scheduled

    CAVE CITY — Barnett Cemetery cleanup will be at 9 a.m. Saturday. Workers are asked to bring rakes and other tools. The cemetery is located on Cold Creek Road, just off Sandtown Road near Cave City.

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  • Eastern Star meets tonight

    The Ruth Chapter No. 91 Order of the Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Mount Zion Masonic Lodge, located at 895 Batesville Boulevard in Batesville.

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  • Cushman holds spring sale

    CUSHMAN — Cushman Community Center will have a spring sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Crafts, baked goods and yard sale items will be included. A concession stand will be provided by the Ladies Auxiliary. Booths are $10 each and are provided on …

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  • Cord VFD event is Saturday

    CORD — Independence County Extension Homemakers Friends and Neighbors Sharing Club of Cord will have its spring fundraiser beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday at Cord Volunteer Fire Department. A dinner, silent auction, and meet the candidates session will be held. Dinner includes soup or chili, …

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  • Fowler art show to be held

    HARDY — Words/AfterWords will host an art show and reception for Teri Fowler from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Fowler will be on hand to discuss her art and refreshments will be served. Gary Rounds and Kenny Loggains, with a possible appearance by Tim Crouch, …

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