• Youth singers to perform at Blanchard Springs

    The Highlander Youth Singers of Weston Music Studio directed by Dr. Michael Oriatti will sing to a sold-out audience Saturday at Blanchard Springs Caverns. The 26 members of the group range in age from first through eighth grades. Oriatti, co-founder of the singers, is a …

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  • Canning workshop planned

    POWHATAN — A fall canning workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan Historic State Park in Powhatan. “If you would like to enjoy fresh ingredients from your garden all year round, join us to discover the nearly-forgotten arts of …

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  • Guard seeking holiday event submissions

    With Christmas just around the corner, the Guard is seeking submissions for its Holiday Gift Guide about area craft fairs, cantatas, parades and other holiday events to feature in a special section to be published Nov. 26. Submissions can be made by contacting staff writer …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists held the October meeting at the Citizens Bank Ramsey Mountain Community Room. The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, …

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  • Injured man to be arrested

    YELLVILLE (AP) — Authorities in northern Arkansas say they will arrest a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while trying to scare off coyotes. Marion County Sheriff Roger Vickers said the 44-year-old suspect is a convicted felon who can’t legally possess a firearm. …

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  • Appeal rejected

    MENA (AP) — The Arkansas Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of a dentist sentenced to 52 years in prison after attacking a patient. The court rejected the appeal from 52-year-old David Van Winkle on Wednesday. He was convicted in October 2013 of aggravated …

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  • Treasurer pleads guilty

    LEWISVILLE (AP) — The Lafayette County treasurer and tax collector has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $240,000. Keesha Rose, 37, entered the plea on Wednesday in federal court. She was indicted earlier this year on two counts of theft from a program receiving federal …

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  • Ghost roams Back in Time

    One day while closing up and turning off the lights at her business, Linda Jobe was told to wait as there were still customers on the second floor of her antique shop, Back in Time Antiques. An employee’s husband who was there to pick up …

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  • Halloween activities

    Batesville Main Street Batesville will present its annual “Fun and Safe Halloween” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday on Main Street. Merchants and residents will be passing out treats to trick-or-treaters during the event. “Come and enjoy a safe environment for your children,” according …

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  • City council OKs $300K for wastewater project

    The city is under a time crunch to finish line work for the multimillion dollar wastewater expansion project. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council agreed by ordinance to waive competitive bidding and authorize the water utility to contract for the transition to the recently-constructed gravity …

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  • Fleeing man charged with theft

    Suspected in a breaking and entering incident, Robert G. Mead of Batesville led his pursuer on a short foot chase until he was cornered by the cops. On Oct. 26 the 45-year-old Mead was chased from the residence of Billy and Trista Mansfield in the …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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