• ‘Extreme couponer’ shares tips, secrets

    Extreme couponing doesn’t have to take an extreme amount of time, according to resident Deann Castleberry, who says it only takes her about an hour or two a week, saves her at least $50 and she always gets free stuff. Being as she is married …

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  • Man leads officers on high-speed chase all the way to his residence

    NEWPORT — A Tuckerman man was arrested after he led a 22-mile high-speed chase all the way to his house, according to Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department. Around 1 p.m. Monday, Newport Police Department Patrolman Matt Easley attempted to make a traffic …

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  • Circus coming to town

    The Kelly Miller Brothers Circus will perform at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Riverside Park in Batesville. The tent raising will begin at approximately 9 a.m., and the public is welcome to come see the elephants lift the giant Big Top into the …

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  • McLean seeks Senate

      State Rep. James McLean is announcing his candidacy for Arkansas State Senate, District 19. This district includes all of Independence, Izard and Sharp counties and parts of Randolph and Fulton counties. The seat is currently held by Sen. David Wyatt, who is not seeking …

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  • Guard updating information

    The Batesville Daily Guard’s annual Community Focus special section will publish on April 24, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 …

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  • Wolford to mark 90 years

      Bill Wolford Sr. will celebrate his 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eagle Mountain Country Club, located at 800 Gap Road in Batesville. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. He requests no gifts.

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  • Ozarka names new PR/marketing director

    MELBOURNE — Manda Jackson of Myron has been named director of public relations and marketing at Ozarka College. Most recently, she served as coordinator of academic and career outreach for Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, Mo. Jackson graduated from Arkansas State University in …

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  • ADEQ fires inspector

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality inspector said he’ll appeal his firing over revelations that he frequently hunted on a 700-acre landfill tract in north Baxter County. Gary Meador had inspected the NABORS landfill for 25 years along with facilities in …

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  • Club News

    River Valley Canners Chester Clark, an Independence County Master Gardener and class instructor, spoke before the February meeting of the River Valley Canners Club about growing and caring for tomatoes. Clark introduced the group to the three basic groups of tomatoes: determinate, which produces one …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 7, 1994.

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  • Crawford invites students to participate in art competition

    JONESBORO — Congressman Rick Crawford has invited high school students within Arkansas’ First District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition now through April 11. This annual competition — open to all Congressional districts — allows students in grades nine through 12 to submit …

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  • Alzheimer’s grants available

    LITTLE ROCK — Alzheimer’s Arkansas has Family Assistance Grants available specifically for those who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. Approval for the grants is not based on income. These $250 grants may be used to pay for respite care, legal …

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