• Bradford man flees police, found in woods

    A man who fled police was later found hiding in the woods Thursday morning, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested was Jonathan Conway, 28, of Audrey Street, Bradford. Cpl. Ernie Gillihan said Deputy Patrick Collins had reported a white four-door …

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  • Tutor workshop is Sunday

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a Tutor Training Workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville. Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet …

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  • Sharp UMC hosts musical

    Hickory Hills Bluegrass Gospel of Wynne will present a musical program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sharp United Methodist Church, located at 1100 Gainesboro Road. The program is open to the public.

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  • CR Questers hold demonstration

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluff Chapter of the International Questers will provide demonstrations on washing and homestead activities during the Life After the Civil War program, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Calico Rock Museum. Questers is a …

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  • Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 19, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold for Easter holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is currently taking orders for hams and Boston butts for Easter. The cost for ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95 (the same prices as at Thanksgiving and Christmas). Prices include tax. Pickup will be April …

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  • CPR classes offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. March 26 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card. To …

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  • Scholarships available for Batesville area students

    The National Society for the Gifted and Talented will be offering $10,000 in scholarships for Batesville area students to apply towards selected summer programs. Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees, six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each and four …

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  • Artmobile to stop at UACCB

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host the Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a 40-plus-foot mobile gallery containing original works of art from the center’s permanent collection, from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. March 26-30. This event is free and open to the …

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  • Guns, drugs, armor found in vehicle

    Melissa Neal Shawna Scroggins High-powered rifles, body armor and drugs were confiscated from a car Wednesday night when a woman worried about the welfare of her granddaughter called police for help. The 2-year-old girl, according to the grandmother, was in a room at a local …

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  • Man finds tequila, sleep don’t mix

    A Cord man learned Thursday that falling asleep just feet from the highway with a bottle Jose Cuervo will only get the cops called and fighting officers will only make it worse. Jessie Blevins, 29, was arrested for public intoxication and resisting arrest after Deputy …

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  • Losing control gets resident arrested

    A Batesville man found himself without a home and in protective custody Thursday when he allegedly lost control and assaulted an employee of Health Resources of Arkansas and one of its clients. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens responded to a call from Health Resources’ clinical …

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