• Strawberry, Cushman receive grants

    LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe and Department of Rural Services Director John Andrews presented $92,131.59 to 11 rural communities at an awards ceremony on Oct. 22 held at the State Capitol in the Governor’s Conference Room. The communities were selected for funding through the …

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  • Court will expedite gay marriage case

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas’ highest court has agreed to move quickly on a case challenging the state’s gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court granted a motion today by a group of same-sex couples to expedite the appeal. The court has said it’ll hold …

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  • Two injured in plane crash

    MIDWAY (AP) — Two men injured in a northern Arkansas single-engine plane crash are recovering. Thirty-six-year-old pilot Andrew Tuberville was released from the Baxter Regional Medical Center on Wednesday. Forty-eight-year-old passenger Ronnie Skaggs is listed in good condition at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The …

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  • Disasters declared

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — U. S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has made disaster declarations for farmers in two Arkansas counties that suffered losses and damage due to high winds and hail that occurred on Oct. 7. Responding to requests from Gov. Mike Beebe, Vilsack …

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  • Chili suppers announced

    Sidney Fire Department SIDNEY — Sidney Fire Department will hold a chili supper from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Admission is by donation. At the supper there will be a sign-up sheet for the Youth Big Buck Contest to be held during the Youth Hunt …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, October 24 – Sunday, October 26, 2014.

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  • Harvest Fest set for Saturday

    VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will host a Harvest Fest at 2 p.m. Saturday. Activities will include games and giant inflatables. A hot dog cookout will begin at 5. A hay ride will follow. The event is open to the public. …

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  • Parkinson’s support group hosts seminar at WRMC

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Suite B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, located inside White River Medical Center at Batesville. Several speakers will discuss Parkinson’s. The …

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  • Singings to be held

    Pleasant Ridge Community Church POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Community Church, located eight miles northeast of Poughkeepsie, will have a singing at 6 p.m. Saturday. The featured singers will be the Turner Family. For more information call (870) 528-4909 or 528-3568.   Corinth Missionary Baptist Church …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Logan Roberson, 18, of Pleasant Plains graduated from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego on Oct. 10. Roberson successfully completed 13 weeks of intensive basic training. Following 10 days of leave at home, he reported to Camp …

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  • Forestry fire show set

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Forestry Commission Rural Fire Protection Fire Show will be held Saturday. Firefighters from statewide fire departments and their families are invited to gather at program headquarters in Greenbrier from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The mission of the show is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 16, 1995.

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