• ETHEL sets Lyon performance

    The post-classical string quartet, ETHEL, is scheduled to perform “Present Beauty: “The Hours” by Philip Glass in the Bevens Music Room at Lyon College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. ETHEL will perform an all-acoustic program in a space ideally suited to chamber music, according to a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 12, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Deck Uhles of Salado was in Batesville on business today. He marketed one bale of cotton which brought him $98, exclusive of the seed which he sold for $45. …

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  • Blankenship recognized

    Jill Blankenship In observance of Law Day, May 1, Legal Aid of Arkansas has announced that Jill Blankenship is being recognized for her outstanding volunteerism in Independence County. Blankenship donated over 40 hours of service to low-income clients in 2011. Her donation has a conservative …

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  • UACCB hires counseling, career coordinator

    Sarah Lassiter Sarah Lassiter has accepted the position of counseling and career services coordinator at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She holds a bachelor of science in education with an emphasis in vocational education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and …

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  • Truck slams into business; driver charged with DWI

    Witnesses told police Sunday afternoon that the driver of a truck that slammed into another vehicle and then ran into a vacant business, had been weaving all over the road just minutes prior to the accident. Independence County Deputy Bobby Thornton said he was dispatched …

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  • Lyon board chairman stepping down

    The Lyon College faculty, staff and fellow trustees bid farewell — at least temporarily — to Raymond LaCroix Jr., who is leaving the Board of Trustees on June 30. LaCroix has been chairman of the board since 2006 and board member for 17 years. LaCroix …

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  • Pioneer Days set for May 4-5

    MELBOURNE — The 61st annual Pioneer Days festival at Melbourne will be held May 4 and 5. Events kick off May 4 with a gospel singing at 6:30 p.m. at the John E. Miller auditorium on the Ozarka College campus. The concert is free. For …

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  • Midland students mark anniversary of War of 1812

    FLORAL — Writing from the perspective of a cousin to the seventh president of the United States while describing the War of 1812 might prove difficult for some but not for Midland Elementary sixth-grader Emily Wood. Students across the country were tasked by the Daughters …

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  • Arkansas Realtor Association – Awards of Excellence

    Every year the Batesville Board of Realtors hands out awards of excellence, and this year was no exception. Before doing so, the group discussed events such as the state convention in September and the upcoming tour of homes to be held April 29. The Award …

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  • Southside warehouse burglary, thefts reported

    Removing a section of an outside metal wall allowed burglars to enter Dealers Warehouse at 2800 Batesville Blvd. sometime in the past week, according to a report filed with Independence County Deputy Kirk Green Saturday afternoon. Green said he was dispatched to the Citizens Bank-owned …

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  • Gas theft suspect arrested

    Accused of pumping gas without paying for it, a Batesville woman was arrested on outstanding warrants after she allegedly fled from police Saturday night. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens said that around 7:45 p.m. an employee of the T-Mart convenience store, at the intersection of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 11, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Frank Fonville yesterday bought from J.M. Garrett three bales of cotton with the seed for $628.89. The cotton alone brought $543. One of the bales weighed 695 pounds, the …

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