• Arkansas sets wheat yield record

    JONESBORO (AP) — Arkansas’ winter wheat farmers have set a state average yield record for the second straight year. Figures released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service show that state farmers got 63 bushels per acre in 2014— one bushel per acre above the previous …

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  • Understand issues before going to polls

    LITTLE ROCK — New ethics rules for state elected officials, statewide alcohol sales and a raised minimum wage are among the five issues voters will be asked to decide upon when they go to the polls on Nov. 4. To help voters understand the complexity …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding areas for Friday, October 2 – Sunday, October 5, 2014.

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  • Independence Co. 4-H seeks donations for ‘One Day of Service’

    Independence County 4-H is sponsoring “One Day of Service” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Extension Office, located on Myers Street in Batesville. The event is a community service project to assist the needy. Donations from the community are needed, including gently …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Army brass band to perform

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Arkansas National Guard 106th Army Band Brass Quintet will play at the Ozark Trail Festival Arts and Crafts Community Event at noon Friday on the Courthouse Square in Spring Park at Heber Springs.

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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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  • Bradford man charged with drugs

    Reportedly found in possession of drugs and paraphernalia during a search for a lost and possibly injured woman on Sept. 25, Joshua G. Sarrels, 27, of Bradford is now facing felony charges. Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Mike Mundy said in a court affidavit that Deputy …

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  • Thieves target closed trucking company

    A break-in at a closed trucking company yielded several thousand dollars’ items for thieves sometime in the last week. Richie Dowdy of Batesville reported the break-in at the old Ronnie Dowdy Trucking Complex. The property is now owned by Transportation Alliance Bank in Ogden, Utah, …

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  • Therapeutic stables set to open Thursday

    When nationally known horseman Rick Wheat of Batesville suffered a massive stroke in 2012 he didn’t waste much time out of the saddle. Instead, he found horseback riding to be just what the doctor ordered, and on Thursday, he along with wife Shana, hope others …

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  • Defraying jail costs – Judge wants cities’ district court funds

    As cities and counties start preparing their budgets for 2015, Independence County Judge Robert Griffin hopes the cities in his county will share in the expense of the county jail. Griffin has sent a letter to Independence County mayors asking for their district court general …

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  • Batesville, Bikes and Backroads

    Get your motor running and head on down to Main Street for the Batesville, Bikes and Backroads event on Saturday. The day-long event will feature bike games, a poker run, a Biker Babe contest, entertainment and more. The annual event has been moved from Riverside …

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