• Boy wants gifts sent to hospital

    BAUXITE (AP) — A 9-year-old Bauxite boy doesn’t want Christmas gifts this year, instead he wants gifts sent to Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Gabriel Yates said when he was 5 his home burned on Christmas Day and he had to rely on other people for presents. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 30, 1995.

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  • Author to sign new book

    Author Ila Clements of Batesville will hold a book signing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Bread of Life bookstore at the Town Plaza Shopping Center, 1215 E. Main St., Batesville. Clements will be signing her eighth book, “My Compendium of Life,” …

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  • UAW retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. No meeting will be held in January.

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  • Subscription offered

    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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  • IRS warns of telephone scams

    WASHINGTON — As the 2014 filing season nears an end, the Internal Revenue Service has issued another strong warning for consumers to guard against sophisticated and aggressive phone scams targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, as reported incidents of this crime continue to rise nationwide. The …

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  • Owners hope to go on with holiday season

    The Lockhouse Orchestra had just finished its last song of the evening Saturday when sound man Michael Payne quietly approached the stage of Josie’s at the Lockhouse and alerted band member Sarah Roark to a fire in the attic. Soon, the band and the more …

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  • Trooper assigned

    Greg Tebbetts’ career was set in motion at an early age. From the time he was in Batesville High School until now, he has either been interested in or working in some area of law enforcement. Starting today, he officially hits the road as an …

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  • Cave City passes animal ordinance – Water well discussed

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council voted unanimously at its recent monthly meeting to approve a vicious animal ordinance. The ordinance governs all vicious animals, not just dogs and provides a definition of what constitutes a “vicious animal”; sets guidelines for determining when an …

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  • Photography ‘pay it forward’ giveaway announced

    Essence Photography has announced a “Pay It Forward” Christmas giveaway, and nominations are currently being accepted. Owner Amber Marshall said she will give away a special family Christmas shoot (valued at $300) to one family in need or one with a deserving story. Nominations may …

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  • ‘Came out kissing girls’: Fan recalls encounters with Elvis

    Elvis Presley had an effect on people, said long-time fan Butch Ketz, who shared his memories, photos and knowledge of Presley at the Batesville Rotary Club meeting last Monday. Ketz first saw the up-and-coming Presley in 1955 after his mother insisted he go to the …

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  • Preschool to host ‘Gingerbread Lane’

    The Batesville preschool will host “Gingerbread Lane,” a free activity for children and parents, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the cafeteria at 1900 Lyon St. Each family will be able to decorate a gingerbread house and every child will receive a free book. Refreshments will …

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