• Moving mobile home proves expensive to driver

    An attempt to move a full-size mobile home with a pickup truck not only proved pretty much impossible, but very expensive to a Batesville man Tuesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he responded to a complaint in west Batesville where someone was trying …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 30, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Guard is able today, through the courtesy of Dr. Stark Craig, city health officer, to give readers a full report of the state health officer as to the …

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  • Student lives out aviation ‘dream’

    In 2009, John Johnson turned the news of being laid off from White Rodgers into the opportunity to graduate with honors from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Johnson, a lifelong Batesville resident, had attended Foothills Technical College in Searcy after graduation from …

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  • UACCB hires community education coordinator

    Katrina Stevens Katrina Stevens has been hired as community education coordinator for the division of community and technical education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. After obtaining a bachelor of science in vocational education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s human …

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  • Community room built at Southside

    First Community Bank has remodeled an existing building beside its Southside branch in order to offer a community room, according to a news release. The facility is located at 1 Allen Chapel Road, right behind the bank’s Southside location, according to Boris Dover, bank president …

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  • ‘Wild Flowers In Bloom’ quilt on display

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. A brief business meeting is scheduled, which will be followed by refreshments. The CQQG Opportunity Quilt will …

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  • O’Rama winners announced

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members recently competed in the 4-H Indoor O’Rama, consisting of talks and presentations on various topics, plus wildlife identification and talent performances, said 4-H Program Assistant Annie Lester. “Sharp County 4-H will host two O’Ramas this year, both in …

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  • Ozarka registering students

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is continuing to register current and new students for the upcoming summer semesters. Summer I courses begin June 4 and the Summer II session begins July 9. Fall registration for returning students began Monday and registration for new students will begin …

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  • Hamburger dinner offered

    The Oak Bluff Community Center will host its annual hamburger dinner at noon Saturday. The event is open to the public. The community center is located on Oak Bluff Road, off Highway 25 between Batesville and Charlotte.

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15.

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  • Murderer gets new hearing

    ASH FLAT — Monday morning, when Steven Victor Wertz entered the same courtroom where a jury sentenced him to die by lethal injection, he was in a wheelchair The Florida man had been sentenced in July 2007 in Sharp County in the 1986 deaths of …

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  • E-books coming to library; officials unsure when

    Patrons of the Independence County Library will soon be able to check out free e-books online after a contract was approved Thursday by the White River Regional Library Board to acquire the service. The contract is $8,000 a year for four years, which the library …

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