• Thursday is family reading night

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project’s family reading night is from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Batesville Preschool, located at 1900 Lyon St. in Batesville. The theme is “Spring Has Sprung!” There will be food, book giveaways, crafts and speakers. Other hosts are Independence County …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Dillin Sams of Cave City recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. A junior at Cedar Ridge High School, he will attend Basic Training this summer and then return for his senior year. After high …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter United Daughters of the Confederacy held its March meeting recently at the Citizens Bank Annex Building, beginning with a sandwich tray luncheon. President Dora Kate Lee led in the opening ritual, pledges and salutes and …

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  • Building supply store notes numerous thefts

    From portable generators, electrical power tools and even tiny hex wrench sets, Terry’s Modern Builders at 1200 B Batesville Blvd. carries them all — except for those that someone has been stealing over the last few months. Independence County Deputy Rob Leonard took a report …

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  • Auroras closed

    A feature story ran in Tuesday’s edition of the Guard about the opening of the new restaurant Auroras in west Batesville. David Cartwright, co-owner of the restaurant, announced that afternoon that the restaurant had closed, citing high overhead.

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  • Library board to meet

    The Independence County Library Board will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Citizens Bank Annex at 285 E. College Ave. in downtown Batesville. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • County offices closed Friday

    Independence and Sharp County government offices will be closed Friday in observance of Good Friday, according to county officials. In Independence County, residential recycling route inside city limits will run as normal but no commercial recycling will be picked up. Normal business hours will resume …

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  • SCARF finalists to present projects tonight

    Student Creative Arts and Research Forum (SCARF) finalists will present their work at 7:30 tonight in Bevens Music Room. The event is open to the public. The forum provides students with the opportunity to present research or artistic endeavors to the Lyon College community. A …

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  • Program features city of Petra

    Louis Intres CHEROKEE VILLAGE — One of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World that still exists will be the subject of Thursday’s Spring River Gem & Mineral Club meeting, which begins at 10 a.m. in Omaha Center in Cherokee Village, said President Lynn Maxedon. …

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  • Dream vacation offered

    The Batesville Rotary Club is conducting its annual “Build Your Dream Vacation” fundraiser, with proceeds going to support the club’s operations and charitable giving. This is the fourth year the club has conducted the Build Your Dream Vacation fundraiser, which is the club’s primary fundraiser …

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  • Man gets 50 years for child porn

    Ricky Rothenberger ASH FLAT — A Cave City man arrested in January and charged with 20 counts of abuse related to child pornography was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday, according to public records in the county/circuit clerk’s office. Ricky Rothenberger, 46, had been …

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  • Shotgun blast during fight injures one

    A fight involving a crowbar and a shotgun Friday night sent two men to a local hospital Friday night. Deputies were dispatched to the home of Josh Biggers (25) at 6030 N. Central Ave. around 11 p.m. after getting a report of a man being …

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