• Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Participants will craft a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. Those attending should bring an …

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  • Bank announces promotions

    First Community Bank has announced the promotion of 15 employees in the organization’s Batesville region, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. “First Community Bank is very fortunate to have an incredible team of professional bankers,” said Dover. “We understand that …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 27, 1994.

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  • Goodwill to host next luncheon

    LITTLE ROCK — Goodwill Industries of Arkansas, a two-time finalist for the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality’s Environmental Stewardship Award for efforts to divert waste from landfills, will host the next Putting Green to Work lunch on June 26. The lunches, a partnership between the …

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  • Archery team fundraiser on target

    More than $20,000 has been raised through a fundraising project for Independence County archery teams, according to Susan Parker, Batesville School District CSH/Wellness Coordinator. The teams sold chances on a Bad Boy lawnmower which was donated by Bad Boy Mowers, Inc. and First Community Bank. …

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  • Highland High School wins state bass fishing title

    BULL SHOALS — The Highland High School team of Preston Wiles and Emma Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11.57 pounds to win the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Bull Shoals Lake. The win earned the team the …

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  • Plan ahead if planning to plant hardwood trees

    CROSSETT – If you’re a private landowner and would like to plant at least 20 acres to a mix of hardwoods, start planning now and contact an Arkansas Game and Fish Commission or U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service private lands biologist. The Partners for Fish …

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  • Park: Too risky to search for six Rainier climbers

    MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Park officials say it’s currently too risky to send people in search of six climbers who likely fell thousands of feet to their deaths while attempting to scale 14,410-foot Mount Rainier. Under safer conditions, crews could go in …

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  • 2 killed, 19 hurt in Ark. logging truck wreck

    CLINTON (AP) — A blown tire caused a logging truck to lose control and spill its cargo onto a group of construction workers, killing two and injuring 19, state police said Tuesday. The wreck occurred Monday afternoon on U.S. Highway 65 in Clinton, where workers …

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  • West K-Kids net awards

    The West Magnet Elementary K-Kids organization, which is part of Kiwanis International, was recently recognized by the Batesville Kiwanis Club for recent awards from the Missouri-Arkansas Kiwanis District. Several students placed first in the entire Missouri-Arkansas District of K-Kids. West K-Kids President Lily Gillihan was …

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  • Majestic owner given 60 days to clean up rubble

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — State environmental regulators have given the owner of the Majestic Hotel in Hot Springs 60 days to clean up the rubble from a fire that destroyed a large part of the hotel complex in February. The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality …

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  • Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Katz dies

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA’s New Jersey Nets, NHL’s New Jersey Devils and The Philadelphia Inquirer, died in a weekend plane crash. …

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