• UFOs to be discussed

    UFOs will be the topic of discussion when Donald R. Loedding presents the lecture “UFOs Are Real” at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall, room 103, at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event is free and open to the public. His …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 3, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The special primary election held Saturday to nominate a Democratic candidate for county and probate judge to fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Waldrip resulted in …

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  • New school to feature many services

    A new school to serve grades 7-12 will open this fall in Independence County, just north of Batesville at Cushman and all classes will be conducted in modern, technology-equipped facilities. Students from across the area may choose to attend this exciting new program which is …

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  • Student named in competition

    Lauren Dotson LITTLE ROCK — Hillcrest High School Future Business Leaders of America attended the state leadership conference in Little Rock on April 2 and 3. Student Lauren Dotson placed fifth in a computer applications competition. Other students who attended and their competition categories included …

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  • EAST rates ‘superior’

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School Environmental And Spatial Technology program recently attended the annual EAST Initiative conference in Hot Springs recently and earned a superior rating for the 2011-12 school year, according to facilitator Jinger Massey. Students representing Southside at the conference were Samantha …

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  • Gunderman receives Brown Scholarship

    Lauren Gunderman Lauren Gunderman of Batesville has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded a Brown Scholarship, the highest honor for an incoming student. Each year, Lyon selects up to four members of the entering freshman class as recipients of the …

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  • Community orchestra to present spring program

    The Batesville Community Orchestra will present a spring program of chamber music at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independence Hall, located on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The chamber orchestra will perform the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, featuring soloists …

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  • Driver arrested for suspended license

    Claiming that he was driving on a suspended license to fulfill his community service sentence from court, a Batesville man was arrested anyway Thursday afternoon. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was sitting in a vacant lot across in west Batesville watching traffic when he spotted …

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  • Tire store holds open house

    Cool weather and cloudy skies couldn’t put a damper on the open house activities at Southern Tire Mart Thursday as hundreds turned out for door prizes, a chance to drive a race car simulator and a free barbecue lunch. Owner/general manager Sky Clark was kept …

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  • Independence County woman’s death ruled natural

    Independence County Coroner Wesley Gay said the death of 45-year-old Kimberly Weems of Batesville was from natural causes. Weems, who had been ill for an extended period of time from diabetes, was on dialysis, and had other medical problems, was feeling bad Saturday night but …

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  • Una Churchill, 100, helps researchers, recalls going to school at Hazel Grove

    (Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part series about recent reseach into the Old Military Road/Southwest Trail in two of the Independence County communities, Walnut Grove and Hazel Grove, through which the trail passed.)   CHARLOTTE — Una Churchill, 100, of Charlotte …

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  • 62 charges filed in spree

    MELBOURNE — A man and two teenagers from West Plains, Mo., have been charged with 62 counts relating to a crime spree that began in late 2011 and continued this year and included three Arkansas counties and possibly four counties in Missouri, Izard County Sheriff …

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