• Scholar named 

    Jennifer Taylor Wyatt of Batesville has accepted membership to The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, according to a news release. NSCS is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the nation’s only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students. …

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  • UCA confers degrees 

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas recently conferred 927 undergraduate degrees and 199 graduate degrees during two spring ceremonies. Area graduates include: Batesville — Lauren Reynolds, bachelor of science in education; Madeline Schmidt, BS Newark — Haylie Hoffman, bachelor of arts Pleasant Plains — …

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  • Steiner awarded degree

    Lindsey Steiner of Batesville has been awarded a bachelor of arts in business and economics from Hendrix College in Conway, according to a news release. The daughter of Max and Sandee Steiner, she was a 2011 home-school graduate and concurrent student at University of Arkansas …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Cord High School class of 1949.  A reunion will be July 26 in the cafeteria on the Charlotte school campus with registration starting at 10 a.m. and a program at 11 and Hawg’s barbecue catering the meal at 11:30 (pork barbecue sandwich, slaw, beans, potato …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 25, 1995.

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  • ‘McHale’s Navy’ star Bob Hastings dies at 89

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom “McHale’s Navy,” has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Hastings won fans on “McHale’s Navy” …

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  • ‘Celebrate America’ set for Friday

    For the 17th year, Batesville will once again “Celebrate America” on the banks of the White River this Fourth of July. For the best viewing, this year’s fireworks will be launched from Kennedy Park, which is directly across the river from Riverside Park — a …

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  • Former Pioneer’s murder trial under way

    FAYETTEVILLE — The murder trial for a former Batesville Pioneer and Razorback football player accused of killing a friend after a night of drinking last year is under way. Joshua Melton’s trial before Washington County Circuit Court Judge William Storey is expected to wrap up …

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  • Communities to host fireworks, festivities

    HEBER SPRINGS — Heber Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will have a Fireworks Extravaganza at 9:30 p.m. Saturday from Sandy Beach over Greers Ferry Lake. Country band Imagine That will perform at 5 p.m. Barrett Baber will perform at 7. Baber won the CBS Grammy …

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  • Child found on roadway

    A sleeping father was cited after an officer discovered a small child had left the house and was found in the street. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Gene Davis said he was dispatched to 19th and Case streets over a child in the road. He found …

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  • Daughter accused of fraud

    Eight felonies have been filed against a daughter who defrauded her mother of several hundred dollars. The affidavit for arrest claims 38-year-old Nichole Henson of Broadwater Lane forged money from Cassondra Sherill of Newport. Sherill found eight checks that had been forged in Independence County. …

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  • Offices to close for holiday

    Batesville City Hall and Batesville Water Utilities will be closed on Friday for the Fourth of July holiday. Garbage pickup will remain on the same day; crews will start at 6:30 a.m. and work until around lunch (depending on how fast they can get it …

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