• ‘Lit fest’ way to reward students

    MELBOURNE — For years Cynthia Arn has tried to show students there’s more to English than just diagraming sentences. As a seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher at Melbourne High School, she’s also tried to make the subject fun. For the past four years, a few …

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  • Veterans officer honored

    Veterans Service Officer Andra Taylor was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her efforts in keeping the Disabled Veterans van on the road. Leaving from Batesville, the van takes veterans to doctor’s appointments in Little Rock. “Our services are free to veterans. We take …

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  • Guns, jewelry taken in home burglaries

    The theft of pistols in two separate incidents of burglary and jewelry in a third has local police looking for clues that could lead to an arrest. Around 11:30 Wednesday morning Dylan J. Hopper of Brushy Road discovered his Para, high capacity, .45 caliber pistol, …

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  • Tickets on sale for CHILDREN Concert

    David Kisor CHILDREN (Childcare Hub for Information, Learning, Development, Resource, Education and Networking) of Northcentral Arkansas and White River Planning and Development District’s Child Care Food Program have announced the 13th Annual Spring Children’s Concert featuring David Kisor, an award-winning singer, songwriter, composer, performer, teacher …

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  • Ogilvie cartoons to become weekly series

    Craig Ogilvie, who drew editorial cartoons for the Guard from 1963 until 1975, will return to the weekly lineup each Monday with an illustrated series called “…the rest is history,” according to Managing Editor Andrea Bruner. The column will appear on page 2. After serving …

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  • Poll workers to be trained

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet Tuesday at the White River Medical Center Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women conference room for poll worker training. The first training session will be at 8:30 a.m. and the second session will take place at 1 p.m. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 16, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The whiskey inspection tax levied in Batesville has been held unconstitutional. James. K. Cooper brought suit against the Wells Fargo Express Co. in replevin for the possession of a …

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  • Garden club hosts ‘Music in Bloom’

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Mountain View Garden Club will have a Music in Bloom Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 26. The event will include seminars and guest speakers, an herbal lunch buffet and admission to the Ozark Folk Center for its …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    THIS PIECE OF OLD FARMING machinery near Elixir Springs in Dota Township in Independence County puzzled even the old-timers in a recent group that visited the area. When this photo came off the printer at the Batesville Daily Guard office, though, paginator Debbie Wetzel took …

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  • Dinner theater is presented

    HORSESHOE BEND — Horseshoe Bend’s Little Theatre Group and students from Izard County Consolidated Middle School will perform “Forty-five Minutes from Broadway” at 3 p.m. May 6 at the school in Brockwell. Dinner will be catered by the culinary arts department of Ozarka College. Seating …

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  • GPS workshop scheduled

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will hold a global positioning system workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Jacksonport Courthouse in Newport. The event will cover the basics of using a GPS unit, locating hidden caches and creating caches. Participants will receive a …

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  • Poet to sign books

    Local author David Milon will be signing copies of his book of inspirational poetry entitled “God’s Poetry” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Paper Chase Book Store, located at 136 W. Main St. in downtown Batesville. The event is open to the public. …

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