• Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1401 Batesville Blvd. Agenda items include presentation of the 2013 annual audit, a manager’s report, approval of water and wastewater bills as well as review of June water and wastewater financial …

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  • AARP to discuss earthquakes

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. AARP President Hank Rivers will give a presentation on earthquakes and says it’s a matter of “when and not if” the …

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  • Foster family payments to be delayed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State money for Arkansas foster families and adoptive parents will be delayed because of a change in how the Arkansas Department of Human Services makes the payments. Under the new plan, families will be paid during the second week of the …

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  • Country quilters to host baby quilt workshop

    SALEM — Country Quilters will hold a baby quilt workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. Jan Slaughter, baby quilt chairman, will facilitate the “assembly line” program. The event is open to the public. Participants may …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1995.

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Dariela Alvarez, Ali Autry, Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Mackenzi Brown, Jonathan Clark, Olivia Clark, …

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  • ASU releases honor rolls

    JONESBORO — Students named to the Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for spring 2014 at Arkansas State University have been announced. Combined, the group has 2,083 students, according to a news release. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.80 to …

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  • WRAAA marks 35 years

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 3998 Harrison St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public.

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature John T. Parks

    NEWPORT — KASU Radio Station will present John T. Parks and Friends for the next Bluesday Tuesday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club, located at 703 Walker Drive in Newport. The group will play a mixture of original songs and covers of …

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  • Twin, 90, recalls WWII service

    NEWARK — “The bullet went in under my right ear and came out under my left ear — right through the middle of my neck. … They carried me down the mountain with four armed guards. … They couldn’t get an army ambulance or trucks …

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  • Judge: Bond remains at $240,000

    MELBOURNE — Church deacons were unable to sway the judge when they described their former pastor who is jailed on 24 counts of child porn as a pillar of the community, so his bond remains at $240,000. Attorney Larry Kissee is representing 52-year-old Robert Norton …

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  • Teacher jailed for shoplifting

    A second-grade teacher may need a refresher course in adding after she paid for only a couple of items and tried to leave the store with more than $650 in unpaid ones. The nine-page police report details the items taken by 47-year-old Ellen Harmon, who …

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