• Concord board to hear from FFA

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center. Agenda items include a presentation by Concord FFA, discussion of options to make up days missed due to inclement weather and the possibility of building a FFA …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 10, 1994.

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  • Troupe d’ Jour provides arts residency

    Artist Hal Evans from Troupe d’ Jour provided an arts residency at Batesville’s Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School Jan. 13 through 17 through the Batesville Area Arts Council’s Arts-in-Education program. Evans spent the week leading several educational activities for fifth-grade classrooms. Founded in 1994, Troupe …

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  • Gospel jam scheduled

    SOUTHSIDE — A gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 1915 Batesville Blvd. across from Southside High School. Admission is free. Performance slots are available, and registration is at the door. …

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  • Author sets two local book signings

    Wesley Parker, a writer of children’s books from Searcy, will sign copies of  his book, “The Forty-Year-Old Princess,” in two locations in Batesville this month. He will be at Hastings Entertainment at 2340 Harrison St. from 1-3 p.m. Saturday and at the Paper Chase Book …

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  • Parkinson’s support group to meet

    White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex building, located on College Street in Batesville. The meeting is open to all Parkinson’s patients, caregivers, relatives and anyone interested. For more information call Joan Sellers, support group …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    101 years ago: The William John Coop Family Reunion took place in either January or February of 1913 in the New Hope community in Independence County. The following information was furnished by Hale Henry Coop, grandson of William John Coop and Sarah Luster Coop. Sarah …

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  • From ‘Arkansas Farm to You’: Exhibit links students to nutrition

    With all the convenience in our society, it’s easy to see how today’s youth could think that all the food they eat originates right there in the supermarket where their parents buy it. One new program is trying to erase that misconception. Arkansas Farm to …

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  • Heart transplant recipient diagnosed with cancer

    A boy who underwent a heart transplant at 2 weeks old has now been diagnosed with lymphoma cancer, according to Holly Whitson-Tate, a friend of the Frazier family. Born six weeks premature on Aug. 30, 2012, Brantley Elmer Lee Frazier was diagnosed with hypoplastic left heart …

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  • Man jumping on car hoods arrested for drug possession, fleeing

    Jumping up and down on the hoods of cars and trying to kick a resident’s door in got a Batesville man noticed and the cops called shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. According to a report filed by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, police were called …

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  • Undercover buys net drug dealer

    WALNUT RIDGE — A hydrocodone dealer was arrested Tuesday at his workplace in Jonesboro and taken to jail in Walnut Ridge to await a bond hearing, said Lawrence County Sheriff Jody Dotson. The arrest was made after sheriff’s officers, Black Rock police and Third Judicial …

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  • Gala to set sail on ‘Love Boat’

    Main Street Batesville will host its annual Winter Gala fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 24 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Main Street. This year’s theme is the “Love Boat,” and tickets are available at the main branches of First Community Bank and Citizens Bank, …

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