• Main Street farmers market set for Saturday

    The new farmers market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the pocket park on Main Street in Batesville. Local growers Garden Girl Produce and Five Acre Farm, both of Pleasant Plains, and Brood Farm of Cave City will sell produce, fresh …

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  • HSIC offers birthday discount

    Individuals whose birthday is in July have been offered 30 percent off the adoption fee of any animal at the Humane Society of Independence County during July. Photo identification must be shown. The shelter is open from noon to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and …

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  • Taylor to hear cases

    Independence County District Judge Chaney Taylor has been assigned to hear cases in Fulton and Stone counties this week at the request of the Honorable Adam Harkey, according to a news release. The motion was granted Monday by Chief Justice Jim Hannah. Taylor will sit …

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  • Medical marijuana falls short on signatures

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group pushing for legalizing medical marijuana in Arkansas says it won’t have enough signatures to put its proposal before voters this fall. Arkansans for Compass-ionate Care said Monday it wouldn’t turn in signatures to place its proposed initiated act on …

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  • Petitions submitted for minimum wage hike

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A group campaigning to gradually raise Arkansas’ minimum wage has turned in more than 77,000 signatures to put its proposal on the November ballot. Give Arkansas a Raise Now submitted its petitions Monday to put its proposed initiated act on the …

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  • BHS grad becomes D.C. intern

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Batesville residents calling U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s Washington, D.C. office may find a familiar voice at the other end of the line. Spencer Barnes, a 2012 graduate of Batesville High School, participated in Boozman’s Congressional Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. While …

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  • ‘Nunsense’ to premiere Friday

    Batesville Community Theatre has announced the cast for the summer production of “Nunsense the Mega-Musical” with performances planned at Holloway Theatre on the Lyon College campus. Show times will be at 7 p.m. July 11-12 and 18-19 and at 2 p.m. July 13. Tickets are …

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  • Volunteer nominations sought

    Nominations for the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year awards are now being accepted by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support. Each year the division partners with the governor’s office and the Arkansas Municipal League to sponsor …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 27, 1995.

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  • State park to hold day camps

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. The camp is for children 8 through 14 years old. Activities will include games, crafts and hiking. The cost is $75 for all …

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  • Summer meals offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals Program offers free summer meals to children 18 years of age and younger at safe, supervised locations in communities across Arkansas such as churches, schools, community centers, parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and libraries. To …

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  • Students compete, win at conference

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students from Cave City and Cedar Ridge high schools and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, according to a news release. Industry leaders representing …

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