• UAMS offers adult spina bifida clinic

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has opened an adult spina bifida clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic available to adult patients in Arkansas. When spina bifida patients seen at Arkansas Children’s Hospital turn 21, they must transition to adult care elsewhere. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 29, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This big tin-top barn, as the photographer called it, located at Marcella can barely be seen when passing, he wrote several years ago when he took the picture. He said it was located near another barn and an old log school.    

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  • Batesville artist earns fellowship

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Arts Council has announced the nine recipients of its Individual Artist Fellowship awards. Three artistic disciplines are selected each year as categories for the awards. The following recipients were selected by a jury of professional artists, writers, performers and art …

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  • Can we talk about Rivers’ taboo topics onstage?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — On “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1967, Joan Rivers joked about society’s double-standard for women. “A girl, you’re 30 years old, you’re not married, you’re an old maid,” she said. “A man, he’s 90 years old, he’s not married, he’s a …

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  • Lyon receives funds for dorms

    Lyon College has been awarded a $400,000 grant from the trustees of the Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable Trust to help fund two new residence halls currently under construction, according to a news release. Most grants from the Sturgis trust are for one year; however, …

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  • Judge: County stands to lose $326K – If incorporated, Southside could sign interlocal for services

    What has become an all-out battle between some Southside residents and Batesville city officials will affect everyone in the county if the annexation (or possible incorporation) comes to pass, according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Money that is now allotted to police protection, fire, …

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  • Breaking and entering, thefts reported

    A number of thefts are currently under investigation by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Debbie Anderson of 955 Bethesda Road reported a Miller welder/accessories, a Husqvarna chain saw and miscellaneous hand tools, valued at $3,350, stolen sometime Monday night. The welder, mounted on a homemade …

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  • Dancing with Izard Co. stars to benefit Dream Riders charity

    MELBOURNE — Timing. Laughing. Blaming. As couples took to the stage to practice for their performances, some were admitting to being nervous as the deadline approaches. Six couples will be “Dancing with the Stars” at a charity event scheduled for 6:30 Saturday night at Ozarka …

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  • Driver in logging truck wreck charged with negligent homicide

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A prosecutor says a truck driver has been charged with negligent homicide in a wreck that killed two construction workers and injured nearly 20 others in north Arkansas. Thirty-nine-year-old Jerry Hickman of Bee Branch was charged Wednesday with two counts of …

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  • White River’s Got Talent lineup named

    First Community Bank and Bad Boy Inc. have announced the 2014 finalists for the White River’s Got Talent competition.   This year, the contest drew dozens of entrants from a multi-county area, representing a variety of numbers, including an Elvis tribute performance of “Return to …

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  • Chamber to host supervisor training

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Basic Supervisor Training” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank located at 1325 Harrison St. Basic supervisor training is designed to help companies avoid legal action that …

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