• Century Farm recognized

    NEWPORT — In 1900, farmers made up approximately 38 percent of labor force. Today less than 1 percent claim farming as an occupation (according to the Environmental Protection Agency). This year the Arkansas Agriculture Department recognized 54 farms across the state as Arkansas Century Farms, …

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  • CAP celebrates 73 years

    Today’s Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and is currently known for its three main missions: aerospace education, cadet programs and emergency services. “As it celebrates a 73-year anniversary on Dec. 1, CAP is growing stronger each and every day,” …

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  • Public hearing rescheduled

    This week’s public hearing in front of the Batesville Planning Commission has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts. The commission meeting was originally scheduled to meet on Dec. 1 but has been rescheduled for Dec. 8, at 6 p.m. at city hall. The hearing is …

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  • Pesticide training offered

    The next Farm Pesticide Applicator training meeting will be held Thursday at the Independence County Extension Office, 1770 Myers St., Batesville, starting at 6:30 p.m. This is the class that qualifies farmers for a State Plant Board license to buy restricted pesticides. There is a …

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  • Ozarka to host ‘Holidays in Who-ville’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will host its fifth annual holiday event at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the John E. Miller Education complex at Ozarka College in Melbourne. This year’s theme is, “Holidays in Who-ville” and families are invited to join Ozarka College for the viewing …

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  • Choirs to present ‘Messiah’

    The Lyon College Chorale and Batesville Choral Society under the direction of Dr. Michael Oriatti will present a performance of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel on the Lyon campus. Prelude music arranged by Oriatti will be presented by the …

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  • Christmas in the Wild set for Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — Little Rock Zoo’s Christmas in the Wild will be from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 and 13. Participants will enjoy cookies and milk in Café Africa, take pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, give Santa a wish list, make holiday crafts, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 23, 1995.

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • DWI court holds graduation

    Don’t drink, work and stay busy. That’s what Dakota George said was his plan at his graduation from DWI court on Wednesday. Now 15 months sober, George said the program has made him a better person. DWI court models itself after the highly successful Drug …

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  • $250K bond set in fight

    ASH FLAT — Lemuel and Richard Lee Brinkley’s togetherness didn’t end after one was shot and stabbed. The two brothers then ended up at the same medical center and before it’s over they may be in the same county jail. One brother has been charged …

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  • Man accused of threats, battery, endangerment

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne man was arrested Friday on a warrant that include charges of breaking and entering, terroristic threatening first degree, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal mischief, and third-degree domestic battering. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said these four felony charges and …

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