• Budget committee to meet

    The Independence County Quorum Court budget committee will meet at 5:30 tonight at the county courthouse in the circuit courtroom. Members of the committee are Justices of the Peace Margaret Boothby, Gary Bridgman, Anne Moore, Tim Stewart and Waymon Long. The budget committee normally meets …

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  • Grants to improve public housing

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $16,501,505 to 105 Arkansas public housing authorities to make major large-scale improvements. Nationally, $1.8 billion was awarded, covering 1.1 million public housing units. Funding includes: Batesville Housing Authority — $75,732 Melbourne Housing …

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  • BHS Project Graduation events scheduled

    Batesville High School Project Graduation has planned several events to benefit this year’s drug-free and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors. Midnight bowling will be from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday at Hollywood Lanes. Cost is $10 for those 13 years and older, $5 for 5 …

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  • Upward Bound applications now being accepted at Lyon

    The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College in Batesville is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer session, according to a news release. This is a six-week residential program for high school students who will be completing the ninth, 10th and 11th grades this …

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  • Legal aid staff coming to Cherokee Village

    Law students and Legal Aid of Arkansas staff will travel across eastern Arkansas for the fourth year as part of the Road to Justice program March 24-27 to give legal help to clients in eastern Arkansas. This year’s visits will be to Cherokee Village, Elaine …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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  • Gospel singing set

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will present a night of gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday. A special group from Paragould will perform various styles. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road. The event is open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 11, 1994.

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  • Gillam named House speaker

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House selected another Republican as its speaker in a secret ballot Wednesday, despite several lawmakers’ concerns about a possible repeat of what happened two years ago in a closely divided chamber. Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia won the House …

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  • Confederate soldiers to be honored

    Three Confederate soldiers will be honored by dedicating an Iron Cross placed on their graves on Saturday. Two of them are located in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, and that ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The third will be at the Fetzer Cemetery, near …

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  • No chronic wasting disease found in deer

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission says recent testing has found no chronic wasting disease in Arkansas’ deer herd. The commission said Wednesday that it submitted samples during the 2013 sampling period for testing and the deadly disease was not found. …

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  • AHTD withdraws projects due to funding questions

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has withdrawn 10 construction projects from its planned list of projects scheduled for award in April. The department said in a news release that the decision is the result of the uncertainty of federal …

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