• Free prostate cancer screening to be held

    According to statistics from the Arkansas Department of Health, an average of 2,000 Arkansas men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and nearly 300 die of the disease. Chances of surviving prostate cancer are over 90 percent if diagnosed early, which is why getting …

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  • Chamber announces coloring contest

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will launch a Water Carnival Coloring Contest with local elementary schools to promote the 2014 White River Water Carnival, according to a news release. Each elementary school student will receive a coloring sheet to take home and color. The …

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  • Evening Shade gets grant

    LITTLE ROCK — The city of Evening Shade will get nearly $100,000 from a state grant to purchase and install a generator at a community shelter. Arkansas Economic Development Commission has awarded $1,395,002 in Community Development Block Grants to eight Arkansas communities, announced Scott Hardin, …

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  • Gospel band Big Daddy Weave to perform

    CHARLOTTE — Big Daddy Weave will be featured at John 3:16 Ministries’ Sunday morning service Sunday. The band will take the stage at 10:30 following that day’s graduations. Big Daddy Weave will also be the featured performer at Community Fest on Saturday at the Convocation …

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  • Ring’s Chapel to celebrate 125 years

    CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near Cave City will celebrate 125 years of preaching, teaching and singing the gospel of Jesus Christ with an “old-fashioned day” beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday school will be held, but there will be a …

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  • Pleasant Ridge sets homecoming

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association will have its annual cemetery homecoming Saturday. The cemetery and Pleasant Ridge Community Church are located at 108 Pleasant Ridge Road, nine miles northeast of Poughkeepsie. The business meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the church followed by …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 13, 1995.

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  • Silver Moon hosts Zyndall Raney 

    NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon in Newport. The event is luau and potluck night.

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  • Local physicians team up with medical society

    Batesville physicians Drs. Garrett Sanford, Andrew Fisher and Brian Lawton recently joined forces with the Arkansas Medical Society to improve health care in this community and state through legislation, education and the day to day support of patients and medical practices, according to a news …

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  • Control of its own destiny – Southside says annexation is political attack

    SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people aren’t happy at the thought of being annexed into the city of Batesville and are organizing to stop the effort. Between 400 and 500 people turned out for a meeting Monday night at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Keep …

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  • Habitat selects next family – Fifth home donated

    At Batesville Montessori School, Sasha Sutton looks forward to the weekend. A single mother of two children, she once thought she was too busy to volunteer. “But, now I look forward to it all week, to go to work on the house.” And, it’s not …

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  • Rape charges filed

    ASH FLAT — Three counts rape. Four counts second-degree sexual assault. One count sexual indecency with a child. The eight felonies were filed Monday in Sharp County against James Lee Smith accusing the 34-year-old of violating a child under 12 years old. According to the …

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