• Eagle Mtn. celebrates Grandparents Day

    The chairs may have been small. The table too, but Kaye Harris wouldn’t have minded to stay all day. Her granddaughter, Eagle Mountain Magnet fifth-grader Ashlyn Harris, could have opted to sit at her classroom table with friends, but it was the seat between Kaye …

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  • News anchors to speak

    Husband and wife Aaron and Ashley Nolan will be speaking at the Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. The KARK anchors will discuss how they balance their lives as new parents and news broadcasters. Ashley Ketz-Nolan, a Batesville native, earned a degree in …

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  • ‘Evening of Mystery and Murder’ to be presented

    The Batesville High School drama department’s Pioneer Players will present “An Evening of Mystery and Murder: Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe” Saturday and Sunday at the Water Street auditorium. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission …

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  • Grandparents’ breakfast set

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s annual grandparents’ breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14 for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Cost for the meal is $1 per child and $1.75 for adults. The menu will include sausage, gravy, biscuits …

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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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  • Digital literacy classes offered

    Free adult digital literacy classes will be offered at the Independence County Library in Batesville. One-hour classes will be held at 11 a.m. (computer basics) and noon (computer frequently asked questions) on Nov. 20. There is a limit of five students per class. To sign …

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  • Korman to speak at Harding

    SEARCY — A Young Adult Author Series program with author Gordon Korman will be held Friday and Saturday at Harding University in Searcy. Korman is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 75 children’s and young adult books. He has more …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 5, 1995.

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  • Reunion announced

    Former employees of Batesville Manufacturing, General Tire, GenCorp and GDX will meet for a reunion at noon Thursday at China King in Batesville. The group meets annually on the first Thursday in November.

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  • Baptist meeting set

    RUSSELLVILLE — The 113th annual meeting of the State Association of Missionary Baptist Churches of Arkansas will be Thursday and Friday at Victory Missionary Baptist Church, located at 517 Reasoner Lane in Russellville. The event is open to the public. All messengers and their guests …

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  • Retirement ‘bittersweet’ for melon organizers – Hospital reaps $80K from festival in 10-plus years

    CAVE CITY — Rarely has Anita Landers gone into a store in recent weeks and not been tempted to buy watermelon-themed items that have found their way to the summer clearance racks. But, unlike previous years, she’s had to refrain, reminding herself that’s not her …

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  • County seeks to be site of new prison Pleasant Plains-area property offered

    Independence County is officially in the running as the site of a new prison but even if the county is chosen and the prison gets funded, the soonest construction could begin is 2016, according to Dina Tyler, deputy director of Arkansas Community Correction (ACC). The …

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