• Fleeing man charged with theft

    Suspected in a breaking and entering incident, Robert G. Mead of Batesville led his pursuer on a short foot chase until he was cornered by the cops. On Oct. 26 the 45-year-old Mead was chased from the residence of Billy and Trista Mansfield in the …

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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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  • Pioneer photographer to be honored

    It took 60 years and friends he never knew, but old-time photographer J.R. Lewis is finally getting a monument to mark his final resting place. Lewis was a professional photographer for 64 years. Most of those years, he worked out of a studio on Batesville’s …

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  • Calico Rock to hold Halloween 5K night run

    CALICO ROCK — The Fill A Bowl 5K committee will host a Halloween 5K night run at 8 p.m. Friday. The race will start at the Calico Rock Elementary School and continue through the historic “ghost town.” Participants are encouraged to dress up for the …

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  • Mount Zion Lodge No. 10 hosts Red Cross blood drive

    A Red Cross blood drive will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Friday at Mount Zion Lodge No. 10, located at 985 Batesville Blvd., across from the airport. All those donating blood will receive a free Red Cross T-shirt.

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  • ‘Shrek the Musical’ comes to Harding University

    SEARCY — “Shrek the Musical” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Benson Auditorium on the campus of Harding University in Searcy as part of the university’s 90th annual homecoming weekend. Producer Cindee Stockstill said the musical is different this year …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 22, 1995.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the Confederacy The Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy held its state conference Sept. 25-27 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Texarkana. Hostess chapters for the event were those in District IV: Albert Pike Chapter No. 2057, Texarkana; Pat Cleburne …

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  • Filmfest accepting 2015 submissions

    The 14th Annual Ozark Foothills FilmFest is currently accepting submissions. The festival will be April 3, 4, 10 and 11 at several venues in Batesville. Entries are accepted in two categories: Official selections: narrative or documentary films 45 minutes or longer — Special consideration is …

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  • Meeting to discuss school Internet access

    A town hall meeting to advocate for faster, more reliable high-speed Internet access in school will be held at 5:30 tonight at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Room 104, according to a news release. The event is being presented by the FASTERArkansas …

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  • Panel prepares for election

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Friday in the basement of the Independence County Courthouse to prepare machines and other items for contact judges to pick up at 8 am. Nov. 3. The commission will meet again Nov. 4 at …

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  • ICED to discuss projects

    The Independence County Economic Development board will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday at 500 E. Main St., Room 212 to discuss ongoing economic development projects. All meetings are open to the public.

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