• One dead in Fulton County crash

    A head-on crash around 5:30 p.m. Saturday claimed the life of a Caulfield, Missouri man, according to Arkansas State Police Trooper Britt Clements. Killed was David Stratton, 38, whose 2000 GMC Jimmy SUV crossed the center line and struck the 2003 Dodge pickup driven by …

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  • Group considers offer to buy parcels in industrial park

    The Batesville-Independence County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce to select officers and consider a cash offer to purchase certain parcels at the Batesville Industrial Park (not to be confused with the Batesville Business Park …

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  • Rebates for storm shelters available

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management will soon begin accepting applications for its shelter rebate program. To be eligible for the program, the agency says people have to have installed an above-ground safe room or in-ground shelter after Jan. 21, …

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  • Fair deadlines this week

    The online registration deadline for Independence County Fair exhibits in the educational building is today, announced Pam Lloyd with the fair board. Also, the deadline for the pageants and youth talent is Tuesday, “and we definitely need entries,” Lloyd said. “We will be at the …

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  • Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1401 Batesville Blvd. Agenda items include presentation of the 2013 annual audit, a manager’s report, approval of water and wastewater bills as well as review of June water and wastewater financial …

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  • AARP to discuss earthquakes

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. AARP President Hank Rivers will give a presentation on earthquakes and says it’s a matter of “when and not if” the …

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  • Foster family payments to be delayed

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — State money for Arkansas foster families and adoptive parents will be delayed because of a change in how the Arkansas Department of Human Services makes the payments. Under the new plan, families will be paid during the second week of the …

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  • Country quilters to host baby quilt workshop

    SALEM — Country Quilters will hold a baby quilt workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. Jan Slaughter, baby quilt chairman, will facilitate the “assembly line” program. The event is open to the public. Participants may …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1995.

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Dariela Alvarez, Ali Autry, Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Mackenzi Brown, Jonathan Clark, Olivia Clark, …

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  • ASU releases honor rolls

    JONESBORO — Students named to the Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for spring 2014 at Arkansas State University have been announced. Combined, the group has 2,083 students, according to a news release. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.80 to …

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  • WRAAA marks 35 years

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 3998 Harrison St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public.

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