• Gospel Jam announced

    A gospel jam will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with country and bluegrass gospel music. Admission is free. Performance slots are available with registration at the door. The church is located at 1915 Batesville Blvd., across from Southside High School. …

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  • Concert, activities scheduled

    Karen Peck and New River will be in concert at 7 p.m. March 28 at the historic Landers Theatre on Main Street in downtown Batesville. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $20 for the reserved Artist Circle. General admission tickets are available at First …

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  • ‘Pancake Daze’ begin Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Second Annual St. Patrick’s Day “Pancake Daze” will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at St. Mary of the Mount Church Hall, located at the corner of First and Church streets in Horseshoe Bend. The menu …

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  • Museum Homeschool Day focuses on 1804 Hunter/Dunbar Expedition

    The Hunter/Dunbar Expedition of 1804 will be front and center for Old Independence Regional Museum’s spring Home School Day on March 31, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. Many students are familiar with the Lewis and Clark Expedition, in 1804, which explored the Mississippi and the …

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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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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 4, 1994.

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  • Shoffner still has fraud 10 charges waiting

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner is still in the middle of her journey through the legal system. A federal jury convicted Shoffner on 14 bribery and extortion counts. But the judge said after Tuesday’s verdict that he didn’t want to start …

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  • Late winter storm wallops Midwest, Northeast areas

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A storm that swept through the Midwest and the Northeast just a week before the start of spring dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of northern New England and caused pileups on the Ohio Turnpike involving at least …

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  • Fur handling seminar slated

    JONESBORO — A fur handling seminar at the Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will offer insider tips and techniques to trappers, for improving the profit of their trap lines, said Lee Elkins, education program specialist. The seminar, which is free, will be at 6 …

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  • State Legislature gives final OK to budget bill

    LITTLE ROCK — Giving final approval to a $5 billion budget for the coming year, Arkansas lawmakers wrapped up a session Wednesday that focused on the fight to reauthorize a compromise Medicaid expansion that is extending health coverage to nearly 98,000 people. The House and …

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  • Man dies in fall from roof of industrial building

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A Cabot man is dead after falling from the roof of an industrial building in Little Rock. Police identified the victim as 51-year-old James Taylor. He died Wednesday morning from a fall at a location on West 65th Street. Taylor and …

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  • Report: More Ark. children receiving immunizations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says more Arkansas children are likely to receive immunizations, dental care and mental health services than they were seven years ago. But the report from several organizations also shows Arkansas children need better access to medical care, more …

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