• Home of Ark. deputy burglarized

    ASHDOWN (AP) — The home of Little River County Chief Deputy Sheriff Lee Sullivan near Ashdown was burglarized and several of his police uniform shirts are among the items taken. Sheriff Gary Gregory said that authorities are concerned the burglar may use the uniform shirts …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Jonquils, shamrocks, spinach, rosemary trees

    What is the difference between a jonquil and a daffodil? How long do I wait before I can trim off the tops of my daffodils? All daffodils are members of the botanical genus Narcissus. Daffodil is the common name and most easily recognized. Jonquil is …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO A get-together dinner will be held tomorrow night at 7 o’clock in the Barnett Hotel under sponsorship of the Batesville Chamber of Commerce at which time the honored guest …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Name this school  – It is hoped that some of our readers will recognize the teacher, a student or perhaps the building being featured this week. Odell Shaw of Izard County, who shared the picture, believes the school may have been near his hometown of …

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  • Student essay winners recognized

    The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, held its annual Student Essay Luncheon recently, after it had been postponed because of two different ice storms. Special guests were the winners of the essay contest in grades 4 and 5. First-place winners …

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  • Smartphone app may help alcoholics stay sober

    CHICAGO — A smartphone app for recovering alcoholics that includes a panic button and sounds an alert when they get too close to taverns helped keep some on the wagon, researchers who developed the tool found. The sober app studied joins a host of others …

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  • Cooperatives worried about EPA regs

    The Environmental Protection Agency is currently working on a proposed set of rules for emissions on power plants and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) President Duane Highley said the new regulations will take coal out of the mix, leading to higher costs for consumers and …

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  • Recreational woes voiced at meeting

    Batesville city officials are not pleased with the progress of the new soccer complex on East Main Street, as it was scheduled for completion last September. Still incomplete, now there are more problems. Parks Director Jeff Owens updated the Batesville City Council Tuesday night on …

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  • Police search for teen runaway

    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in locating a female juvenile, who reportedly ran away from home earlier this week. According to the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Rebecca Freeman said she was notified that her daughter, 17-year-old Whitney Hope Leasure, ran away at about 7 …

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  • C-Ridge awards bids, racks up $11K on card at tourney

    NEWARK — Four bids for the sale of two older model buses the Cedar Ridge School District no longer needs were opened when the Cedar Ridge School Board met recently. The highest bid of $1,605 for a 1991 Bluebird, 71-passenger bus was awarded to Danny …

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  • HRA merger in progress

    It was a short meeting for Health Resources of Arkansas Wednesday when the board met to tie up a few loose ends. Before members agreed to take the next step in a merger between DaySpring Behavioral Health (a division of Alternative Opportunities Inc.) they had …

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  • City arts council receives funding

    The Batesville Area Arts Council has received a five-year Building Sponsor commitment from First Community Bank, according to a news release. “Our mission at the Batesville Area Arts Council is simple: We want to enrich our community through the arts” said Paige Dirksen, the organization’s …

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