• Drunk man finds help at church

    Believing he was naked and running from people shooting at him, David Barnes, 46, found himself at Maple Springs Baptist Church Wednesday night with police on the way. Deputy Franklin Edwards said he was dispatched to the area of Hill Street in Newark where Edwards …

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  • Veteran speaks at AARP meeting

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon on Nov. 11 with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. Rear Admiral Bob Carius will speak to the club about what Veterans Day means to the veterans across the …

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  • UACCB to host ladies’ luncheon

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a ladies’ luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in Independence Hall. The event is free and open to those women who want to learn more about continuing their education as well as financial …

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  • New Hope Church holds harvest sale, lunch

    A harvest sale and lunch will be held beginning at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at New Hope Church, located at 3655 Bethesda Road. An auction will be held at 1 p.m. Many varieties of homemade candy, jelly, jam, baked goods and other items will be available.

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  • First Baptist church hosting ‘Renewal’ program

    First Baptist Church will hold a program called “Renewal” Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers will be: 6 p.m. Nov. 2, Dr. Archie Mason, senior pastor at Central Baptist Church in Jonesboro and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention; 7 p.m. Monday, Dr. Don Moore, former …

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  • Needleworks club meets Monday

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to those who are interested in learning to knit or crochet as well as those who would …

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  • Neighborhood watch changes meeting place

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Due to the election, the Pleasant Plains neighborhood watch will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Midland High School instead of the community center. Meetings are held the first Tuesdays of each month. For more information call (870) …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 24, 1995.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution held its October meeting in the George Rider Community Room at First Community Bank in Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Chapter Regent Cecelia Baker. Baker and …

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  • Man pleads guilty in box cutter attack

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — An Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to slashing his colleague with a box cutter outside a Cape Girardeau hotel. Robert Brewer, 40, of Jonesboro pleaded guilty to first-degree assault. Police say the Arkansas-based roofing company employees were returning from a …

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  • Ark. man punches two deputies

    COTTER (AP) — A northern Arkansas man has been arrested after authorities say he punched two deputies in the face. The 29-year-old Cotter man is facing two counts of second-degree battery, resisting arrest and violating probation. He hasn’t been charged. Sheriff John Montgomery says the …

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  • Musicians, singers to gather

    Amateur and part-time musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Folk, country, gospel and other types of music will be performed. Listeners are …

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