• Remembering loved ones

    Carmelyn Kanary always wondered how her mother, Vickie Ferracci, knew how to make the chicken she served at the dinner table stretch for such a large family. With a laugh, Kanary admits she barely knew how to feed two children, let alone eight. It’s a …

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  • Man reported missing

    Law enforcement and the family of Tommy Cooley are asking assistance in locating him, according to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Cooley was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt, blue jeans and black boots on December 4 at his residence and has not been seen …

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  • Horse stables offer hope, healing to paralyzed vets

    Batesville native Shana Wheat was completing her social work degree in 2012 when a medical emergency altered her entire career trajectory. Her husband, Rick, suffered a stroke that left him completely paralyzed on his right side. Rick, an Army veteran and professional horse trainer, was …

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  • Museum to host stories, carols, cookies, crafts

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host its eighth annual Old-Fashioned Family Christmas Party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free for this event, but donations are always appreciated. This is the final installment of the museum’s popular Family Day series for 2014. …

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  • No room at the inn – Man jailed for booze violations

    Jumping in front of traffic, rolling around in mud, smelling of alcohol and saying he was homeless got a Batesville man a free stay in the county jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Gene Davis said he responded to Hawgs Exxon around 5 a.m. Saturday where …

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  • Habitat sets ‘house blessing’

    Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will have a “house blessing” in honor of its fourth home and recipient, the Jolean Wilson family, at 9 a.m. Saturday. The house is located at 1255 Grace St. in Batesville. The organization will also be hosting a “stock …

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  • Domestics, drugs keep Izard deputies busy

    MELBOURNE — A domestic call to a Calico Rock address on Thursday resulted in the arrest of a couple, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Johnathan D. Morrison, 25, of 220 Highland St. was charged with third-degree domestic battering, second-degree false imprisonment, possessing an …

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  • Annual candlelighting slated

    The Compassionate Friends will hold its annual Candlelighting and Memorial Tree Decorating Service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the White River Firefighters Training Center. This is the fourth year for TCF to have its event at the fire training center, which is located next to …

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  • ‘Run for the Kids’ set

    The third annual “Thirsty’s Run for the Kids” will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in Eagle Mountain Plaza in Batesville. Admission is $10 or one unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item. Bikers who participate will leave the shopping center at 1 p.m. The event will …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 30, 1995.

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  • Author to sign new book

    Author Ila Clements of Batesville will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Bread of Life bookstore at the Town Plaza Shopping Center, 1215 E. Main St., Batesville. Clements will be signing her eighth book, “My Compendium of Life,” …

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  • Subscription offered

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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