• Okolo receives $2,500 award

    Omwikam Okolo of Batesville has been awarded a $2,500 Mike Harper Leadership Scholars award from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. The award is renewable for three years and is given each year to “outstanding high school seniors who intends to enroll at an accredited college, university …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 1, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    More information has come in concerning this photo, which was submitted to the Batesville Daily Guard in the fall of 2013 and was printed on the May 16, 2014, Glance At Days Gone By page. Old Independence Regional Museum has two very similar photos, one …

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  • Izard County Singing set for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet to sing at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Tabernacle in Brockwell. All singers and listeners are welcome. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Fiber Arts Extravaganza scheduled for September

    HOT SPRINGS — The 8th Annual Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza will be Sept. 18 through 20 at Hot Springs Convention Center. The event features 40 classes on various fiber arts, vendors, door prizes, free totes to preregistered guests and face-to-face time with other fiber arts …

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  • AG cautions college students using credit

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert encouraging college students and other young consumers to practice caution when entering the credit market, and to remind Arkansans of laws in place to protect college campuses from predatory credit card solicitations. “Although …

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  • Meeting on environment set

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has set a meeting to present the results of a recent statewide modeling analysis for air pollutants. The Aug. 20 presentation at the agency’s North Little Rock office is open to the public. The …

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  • Sports anchor Dick Clay dies

    “I’m Dick Clay, and that’s sports!” was the iconic signoff he used for 30 years as sports director and anchor for KAIT 8 television. For a generation, he was the face of local sports in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. “Dickie,” as he was known, …

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  • Congressman wants ‘bold’ tax reform, more job training

    Former motorcycle racer and now U.S. Congressman Tim Griffin wanted to hear all about the engines and production of mowers as he toured the facilities of Bad Boy Mowers on Tuesday as part of his “Every County Counts: My Plan to Grow Jobs Now and …

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  • Senator promotes buying American-made products

    Buying American isn’t just good for America — it’s good for American workers, according to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor who attended a roundtable discussion with local business owners and community leaders at Bad Boy Mowers on Wednesday. The meeting was part of Pryor’s statewide jobs …

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  • Internet fraud, thefts reported

    Buying a bass boat on the Internet wasn’t quite the catch Perry McChesney of Newark thought it was. It cost him $2,500 and he still doesn’t have a boat. McChesney told the Independence County Sheriff’s Office he was looking to buy a bass boat on …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday 8-8 • Izard County Fair, Izard County Fairgrounds, LaCrosse. Visit www.izardcofair.org. • Red Cross blood drive, Walmart, 3150 Harrison St., 2-6 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Cave City Watermelon Festival activities, City Park, 6-10 p.m. Visit www.cavecityarkansas.info. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members …

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