• Diabetes support group to meet Thursday

    The diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will meet at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The use of artificial sweeteners for baking during the holidays will be discussed. For …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 13, 1995.

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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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  • Arkansans given four financial tips

    LITTLE ROCK — A financial capability study released recently compared the money use habits of American consumers from 2009 to 2012. The study found that in 2009, 16 percent of Arkansans were spending more than they earned. That number rose to 20 percent in 2012. …

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  • Mother is thankful for healing, strength

    If anyone knows the true meaning of the word thankful, it’s Melissa Mansfield. These days she relaxes on the couch, watching her three older children play with the newest member of their family, 4-month-old Gage. But four months ago, Mansfield wasn’t sure her son would …

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  • ‘Drunk on meth,’ man bites officer

    A man who said he was drunk on meth ended up biting a police officer before he was taken to jail. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Ashley Edwards said he was told there was man laying in the road yelling for help at Weston Street in …

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  • John 3:16 honors area veterans

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries, a spiritual-based boot camp for men with addictions, hosted the 7th annual Veterans Day Celebration Service on Sunday, treating veterans and their wives to a free steak dinner, T-shirts, door prizes and heard from the man who first used the …

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  • ‘Nutcracker’ is this weekend

    The North Arkansas Dance Theatre will host its 10th anniversary of “The Nutcracker” this weekend, according to a news release. Performances will be at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall. …

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  • Thanksgiving meal offered

    PLEASANT PLAINS — A free Thanksgiving meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, located at 270 Main St. in Pleasant Plains, across from Jerry’s Foods. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. Delivery will be available …

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  • Felon sells gun to officer

    NEWPORT (AP) — Arkansas authorities have arrested a felon who they say was selling guns on Facebook. Jackson County deputies arrested the man on a firearms possession charge. Sheriff’s Cpl. Justin Collom says an undercover officer bought a 12-gauge shotgun from the man last week. …

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  • LRPD to give 150 turkeys

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Members of the Little Rock Police Department will be handing out turkeys next week to needy residents to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. The Nov. 25 event is planned by the department, Fraternal Order of Police and the Black Police Officers Association. …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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