• Fan drive announced

    In anticipation of a hotter than usual summer, Batesville Healthcare and Home Instead Senior Care are teaming up to collect and furnish fans for senior citizens who cannot afford the cost of running their air conditioning or replacing damaged units. “The fan drive will be …

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  • Guard’s Roberts named Arkansas APME board vp

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Maria Flora, managing editor of The Jonesboro Sun, has been elected president of the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors, and Angelia Roberts, executive director of advertising and editorial at the Batesville Daily Guard, is the group’s new vice president. Flora and …

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  • MSB to hold meeting

    The Main Street Batesville board will meet at 5:30 tonight at Fox Creek BBQ.

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  • Testing schedule changes

    No Arkansas State Police driver’s written or road tests will be given in Batesville on Friday.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 5, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Ramsey Searcy of Desha was in Batesville today marketing cotton. He brought eight bales of cotton in one load and the bales averaged 500 pounds each. He received 16-1/4 …

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  • Man claims dead person was coming to kill him

    Claiming that he was going to be killed by a dead man, Landon R. Mercer, 30, of Newport Road, was arrested as he stood yelling his fears in the front yard of Cecil Wyatt of Rosie around 4 a.m. Saturday. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer …

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  • Suspects caught stealing gas from church van

    Allegedly caught stealing gas from a church van in Stone County, a Calico Rock woman is being charged with felony and misdemeanor breaking/entering and theft in Independence County, according to a court affidavit. In the affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Dustin Robbins said that on …

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  • Fake $20 turns up

    Yet another phony $20 bill has turned up at a local business. North Arkansas Farm Supply management reported that an employee was making change for a customer Monday afternoon when he noticed a $20 bill that didn’t look right. “Upon checking the bill with a …

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  • Man charged with passing fake $20s

    Dustin Couch Claiming he didn’t know his money was phony, a Batesville man has been arrested on four counts of first-degree forgery, according to a court affidavit. Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Dustin Leroy Couch, 21, of Porter Street, was …

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  • Midland sets graduation for May 3

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School graduation will be at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. There will be 35 graduates. Co-valedictorians are Austin Pearson and Emma Sellers. Pearson’s activities and clubs …

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  • Ozarka plans extravaganza

    MELBOURNE — The Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College at Melbourne will host the inaugural Tour D’ Art: Literature Reading and Art Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium. The event is free and open to …

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  • Diabetes meeting is Thursday

    The April meetings of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Centers North Central Diabetes Center will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Bad Boy conference room, located at 102 …

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