• Area board on aging to meet

    The White River Area Agency on Aging board will meet at 10:30 a.m. April 9, according to a news release. The meeting will be held in the regional offices at 3998 Harrison St., Batesville. For more information call WRAAA at (870) 612-3000.

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  • West Batesville gets new restaurant

    Opening a restaurant has always been a dream of Rita Delassus and her son, David Cartwright, and on Feb. 16 their dream became a reality when they along with Cartwright’s girlfriend, Sheila Holder, opened Auroras. The name comes from the aurora borealis and sometimes gets …

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  • Izard County: Absconder arrested in Brockwell

    Mitcheal Smith MELBOURNE — A Viola man was arrested last week after Izard County deputies received a tip that a man wanted as a parole absconder was at a Brockwell residence. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that deputies, assisted by the Arkansas State Police and the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 21, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Virgil Eady has returned to Batesville after spending some time traveling over the state in the interest of the Odd Fellows Widows and Orphans Home here. Mr. Eady, who …

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  • Holocaust survivor brings message of responsibility

    When Louise Lawrence-Israels’ family watched their Jewish friends being rounded up and taken away during World War II, they didn’t know if they would be next. They went into hiding and for three years they never left their row house. They cooked on a camping …

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  • New signs help to find victims faster

    Salado Creek is a popular place among rafters and thrill seekers and if caught at the right time, is one of the best places in Arkansas to raft but some find themselves in over their heads and need to be rescued. In the last two …

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  • Easter by the River

    Children scramble to find Easter eggs as parents and others look on during “Easter by the River.”  The Easter egg hunt  took place at Riverside Park in Batesville Saturday.  

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  • Council to hear appeal on Hellfighters proposal

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hear an appeal on the Hellfighters Christian Ministry’s proposal for a mission on West Pine Street. Chief Deputy Alan Cockrill will seek funds for bulletproof vest for deputies, and Michael Gillihan …

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  • Copper, auto target of thieves

    Suspects have been named in one of two thefts reported to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office Thursday. In the first incident, approximately 200 feet of copper wire was reported stolen from a center pivot irrigation system located in the Greenbrier Bottoms area near Locust Grove. …

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  • Concert to present Requiem

    The Batesville Choral Society and Lyon College Concert Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. Drs. Joel Plaag and Russell Stinson will lead the combined choruses in a performance of Mozart’s last work, in preparation …

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  • Blood drive set for alum

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside High School Student Council  will host a spring blood drive in honor of Michelle Snyder Merrill from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. It will be held in the Southside High School Media Center.  All donors must bring a picture ID …

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  • Communitywide yard sale set

    MELBOURNE — The 22nd annual spring city of Melbourne communitywide yard sale will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. All sales will be held rain or shine. A list of participants is being compiled. To be added to the list, call city hall …

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