• Cave City passes animal ordinance – Water well discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council voted unanimously at its recent monthly meeting to approve a vicious animal ordinance. The ordinance governs all vicious animals, not just dogs and provides a definition of what constitutes a “vicious animal”; sets guidelines for determining when an …

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  • Photography ‘pay it forward’ giveaway announced

    Essence Photography has announced a “Pay It Forward” Christmas giveaway, and nominations are currently being accepted. Owner Amber Marshall said she will give away a special family Christmas shoot (valued at $300) to one family in need or one with a deserving story. Nominations may …

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  • ‘Came out kissing girls’: Fan recalls encounters with Elvis

    Elvis Presley had an effect on people, said long-time fan Butch Ketz, who shared his memories, photos and knowledge of Presley at the Batesville Rotary Club meeting last Monday. Ketz first saw the up-and-coming Presley in 1955 after his mother insisted he go to the …

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  • Preschool to host ‘Gingerbread Lane’

    The Batesville preschool will host “Gingerbread Lane,” a free activity for children and parents, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at 1900 Lyon St. Each family will be able to decorate a gingerbread house and every child will receive a free book. Refreshments will …

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  • Bank promotes Beard to department manager

    Micah Beard has been promoted to the position of manager of Citizens Bank’s Batesville Loan Department, according to Phil Baldwin, bank president and CEO. While continuing in his role as senior vice president and senior commercial loan officer, Beard has assumed the additional duties of …

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  • NORAD to track Santa’s journey

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa’s yuletide journey. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, features a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities. Official NORAD Tracks Santa applications are also available …

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  • Parade postponed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Christmas parade, originally scheduled for Dec. 15, has been postponed for a later date due to scheduling conflicts with other activities, city officials have announced. As of this morning, a new date had not been set.

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  • Christmas memories sought

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24, and invites the public to share their special Christmas memories. Anyone wishing to share a memory may bring the story and/or a photo to the newspaper office at 258 W. Main …

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  • Concord, Pleasant Plains councils to meet

    The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city’s community center. Mayor Warren Rone said the council will discuss current bills and a preliminary budget for 2015. The Pleasant Plains City Council meeting is also set for 7 tonight at city hall. …

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  • Reports top council agenda

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes reports from the sheriff’s office and city engineer as well as comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. All meetings are open to the public, and any citizen may address the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 29, 1995.

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  • Man settles in Australia after Paragould slaying

    PARAGOULD — On Wednesday, December 29, 1909, a violent winter storm was ripping across Paragould. After a day of hunting, brothers John Monroe and James Henry Trammell, both of Greenway in Clay County, ducked into the Elk Café on Paragould’s North Pruett Street. Advertised as …

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