• Circus to perform in Guard armory

      Tiny, the African elephant, holds a performer in her mouth. The Great American Family Circus will perform at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, located at 1670 White Drive in Batesville. “No seat is more than 30 feet from the …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, February 24 – Sunday, February 26.

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  • MHS to host donkey basketball

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School Project Graduation will host a donkey basketball game at 6 p.m. March 1 in the old gymnasium on the elementary school campus. Advance tickets may be purchased for $6 at J.B.’s Repair Mall, North Central Insurance or the Melbourne branch …

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  • Cushman schedules chili supper

    CUSHMAN — Cushman United Methodist Church will have a chili supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The meal includes chili, corn chips, crackers, cheese, dessert and drink. The cost is $5. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available.

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  • Free viewing of ‘Courageous’ to be held Friday

    Calvary Baptist Church will host a free showing of the movie “Courageous” at 6 p.m. Friday. The movie, filled with action-packed police drama, is about four law enforcement officers who find protecting the streets second nature but who are challenged by fatherhood. When tragedy hits …

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  • School plans festival

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet School will host a FANS (Fun Activities N School) Festival on Friday beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a hamburger and hot dog dinner at the cafeteria. Games will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Raffle drawings will be held at …

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  • Political announcements

    Debbie Finley   Finley opts for re-election Debbie Finley has announced that she will seek re-election as Independence County circuit clerk. She is a Democrat.     Tommy Estes   Estes seeking another term Tommy Estes of Ash Flat has announced his intentions to seek …

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  • Appointment made in Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — During a short Sharp County Quorum Court meeting Tuesday, the justices appointed Marlyn Kaga to an unexpired term on the Cherokee Village Waterworks Facilities board, reported County Judge Larry Brown. Kaga replaces Robb Nisbett, who resigned recently. Kaga’s term will expire March …

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  • Batesville couple’s daughter to be honored

    Katherine Lopez A Batesville couple’s daughter will be honored this weekend with a 5K race in her hometown in Oklahoma. Katherine Stevenson Lopez, 54, died Sept. 1, 2011 in apparent murder-suicide after filing for divorce from her husband, Joe Lopez, about a week prior to …

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  • Copper theft, debit card fraud reported

    How much is 1,900 feet of 1-inch copper cable worth? Approximately $25,000, according to Bill Cullum, who recently reported the wire stolen from his farm irrigation equipment in the Magness Bottoms area near Padgett Island Road. Cullum told Deputy Phillip Pickett the copper cable runs …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 11, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The patrons of the Batesville Light and Water Co. will again be consuming pure river water within the next two weeks, in the opinion of the commissioners who are …

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  • Team Hasselhoff: Local couple challenges community

    The White River sand bar is usually a pretty popular place during warm weather, but not winter — except for the annual Polar Bear Plunge, of course. The 11th annual Freezin for a Reason polar plunge will begin at 1 p.m. at the White River …

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