• Former POW invited to Japan

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — The Japanese government has invited a former World War II prisoner of war from Arkansas to visit the country. Robert Lents, 93, of Mountain Home was invited as part of the Japanese/POW Friendship Program, which aims to encourage reconciliation. Lents was …

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  • 32 teens escape in Tennessee

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run today, a spokesman said. The teens, ages 14 to 19, …

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  • Bethesda EHC hosts free class

    The Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club will host a free scrap booking class 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Independence County Extension office located at 1770 Meyers St., Batesville. The class is open to public. Youth and adults are invited to attend. All materials …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 24, 1995.

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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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  • Dyslexia test now state law

    For some, the ABC’s are not as easy as 1-2-3 and Taryn Hames has seen that frustration in the eyes of many of her students. She’s also seen their eyes light up when it “clicks.” The reading interventionist for the Batesville School District recalls one …

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  • Gun, cash, dope lead to arrest

    There were a lot of things Adam L. Kelley had with him when he got stopped early Thursday morning, a .40-caliber Sig Sauer semi-auto pistol with two magazines, $2,300 in cash and a small plastic bag containing marijuana. What he didn’t have were tags on …

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  • Southside school discusses charter

    SOUTHSIDE — When Roger Ried heard that the Southside School District was considering becoming a charter school, he wasn’t sold on the idea. Thinking “that’s like a private, uppity thing,” the high school principal said he soon learned “that’s not what it is at all. …

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  • First Community Bank to host customer appreciation

    First Community Bank at Cave City has scheduled the organization’s annual customer appreciation celebration. On Friday from 11 to 1, customers of the bank are invited to attend a free catfish luncheon, with all the trimmings. “We know that individuals and business owners have a …

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  • 2 found dead in LR home

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating after two people were found dead at a home in Little Rock. Police say authorities responded to a report of a fire at a duplex on 26th and Spring streets shortly before 4 a.m. Friday. Once there, emergency …

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  • Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has enough signatures to appear on the November ballot, state officials verified Friday. The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment needed 78,133 signatures to go before voters on Nov. 4. Secretary of State Mark …

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  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana’s …

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