• Southside VBS begins Monday

    SOUTHSIDE — A family vacation Bible school will be conducted at 7 p.m. Monday through June 15 at Southside Church of Christ, located at 2102 Batesville Boulevard in Southside. The theme is “The Treasure of the Forgotten Island — Searching for Gems in Proverbs.” Bible …

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  • ‘Angels’ pageant deadline nears

    Participants are being sought for the upcoming Northeast Arkansas Angels pageant for special needs children. “Our contestants may have anything from cerebral palsy to hearing and visual impairment,” director Stacy Pretty said, adding that “every contestant is a winner and there are no judges.” Hair, …

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  • David Diemer, Ryan Brown win

    CAVE CITY — David Diemer and Ryan Brown teamed to catch five bass totaling 13.80 pounds to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Lake Norfork, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Dalton Littleton and Trevor Gradly finished second with five bass that totaled 12.80 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 29, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Mrs. Eva Meachum, a well-known woman of Batesville, met with tragic death near Moorefield early Thursday. She was struck by the northbound train. Engineer McNab of Cotter was at …

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  • Surfing event set

    FAIRFIELD BAY — A first annual surfing event will be held at the north shore of Greers Ferry lake in Fairfield Bay June 15-16. The event is free and open to the public and is scheduled to include live music, food, watersurfing, Sea-Doo and paddlesurfing …

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  • Stouts, Littleton win $1,700

    WEST ALTON, Mo. — The team of Billy Littleton of Batesville and Brad Stout and Steven Stout, both of Rosie, placed third Saturday in the SeaArk Boats second annual Owners’ Invitational Catfish Tournament on the Mississippi River, said Mandy Tassin, SeaArk marketing coordinator. Eighty-eight boats …

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  • Free fishing event starts today

    LITTLE ROCK — Free Fishing Days sponsored by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission started at noon today and continues through midnight Sunday. No sport fisherman, resident or non-resident, will be required to have a fishing license or a trout permit to fish anywhere in …

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  • Kids trout derby set on Little Red River

    HEBER SPRINGS — There will be a free kids trout fishing derby at Kennedy Park below the dam on the Little Red River near Heber Springs from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Derby organizer, Little Red River fishing guide Sam Lester, said the derby …

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  • Ozark 4-H district barbecue contest winners announced

    The Ozark 4-H District barbecue contest was held April 28 at the University of Arkansas Experiment Station in Batesville. Independence County had six 4-H’ers competing at the contest, including Sarah Bunch, Batesville; Austin Hershelman, Hanna Hershelman and Brianne Reed, all Diamond T; and Kate Sanders, …

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  • The monster of Row Lake

    Some Batesville boys, Colby McDaniel and Jayden Long, hold the ‘monster of Row Lake’ they captured by hand late last week while the water was low due to draining of the lake.The “monster,” a paddlefish more commonly known in this area as a “spoonbill catfish,” …

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  • Board to discuss office project

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in its office at 1401 Batesville Blvd. to hear an update on the construction of a new office building, said Manager John Richardson. The directors will also open bids on a …

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  • Board to hear from principals

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the high school cafeteria annex. Agenda items include reports from principals and recommendations to make policy changes. Meetings are open to the public.

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