• New AA meetings announced

    Alcoholics Anonymous meetings are from 6:30 to 7 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 424 E. Main St. in Batesville. For more information call (870) 793-2203 or visit www.aa.org. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women …

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  • Long to celebrate 90th birthday

    Myrtle H. Long will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at First Community Bank Community Room, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Long was born Sept. 5, 1924, to John Henry Cleveland …

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  • News Of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 27, 1995.

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  • Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big …

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  • No decision yet on where new Ebola patient will go

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The doctor who oversaw treatment of two American missionaries who contracted the Ebola virus in west Africa said he doesn’t know if a third sick American will be coming to his Atlanta hospital. “I know there have been discussions that this person …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, September 4, 2014.

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  • $35M in crops lost to flooding

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A new report says flooding that began in late June will lead to millions of dollars lost in crop value for Arkansas farmers. Farmers in 10 Arkansas counties are expected to lose more than $35 million in crop value. The University …

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  • Revenue slightly up in August

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas finance officials say the state’s revenue in August was higher than the same month last year and ahead of their expectations. The Department of Finance and Administration said today the state’s net available revenue in August totaled $398.3 million. That’s …

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  • Jamison, lead singer of Survivor, dies at 63

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimi Jamison, who sang lead on Survivor hits such as “Burning Heart” and “Is This Love,” has died. He was 63. Booking agent Sally Irwin said Tuesday that Jamison died last weekend of an apparent heart attack at his home in …

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  • Couple wins Imagination Events’ dream wedding

    When her boyfriend didn’t pop the question after a year of dating, it was Elizabeth Woodruff’s bubble that burst. Finally, he did, and now Woodruff and her fiance, Stephen Anderson, have been announced as the winners of the Imaginations Events wedding giveaway. Both are Batesville …

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  • Turning 110

    Theodore Roosevelt was president. Cy Young was pitching a perfect game. Orville and Wilbur Wright were making headlines. Andrew Carneige donated $1.5 million for a peace palace. The Pope forbade low-cut dresses in the presence of churchmen. The St. Louis police department looked into fingerprints …

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  • Evidence gathered in brass burglary – Man hogs bacon, shoves in pants

    The apparent removal of a window air- conditioning unit gave burglars access to a Dry Run Circle residence over the weekend in which numerous brass items were taken. Georageann Hicks told Independence County Deputy John Carroll that she discovered items missing from her mother’s burglarized …

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