• Al-Anon meetings moving

    Due to growth in membership, the Batesville Al-Anon Family Group will move its weekly meetings from First United Methodist Church parsonage to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, located at 424 E. Main St., beginning Sept. 2. Meetings are held every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. …

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  • Oklahoma tech institute meets with Ozarka 

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently hosted members of Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology in which OSUIT’s Division Chair Mark Allen and three faculty members discussed best practices in development education. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology is researching best practices in developmental education as …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 21, 1995.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 29 – Saturday, August 30, 2014.

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  • Brooks family reunion slated

    The annual Brooks family reunion will be at 9 a.m. Sunday at Pavilion No. 2 by the locomotive in Riverside Park at Batesville. A potluck will be served around noon.

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  • Ice bucket challenge personal for area family

    Mention amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, and Tami Bennett is used to the blank stares. Cite Lou Gehrig’s disease and people know of the condition, but they don’t really know what it is, she said. Say “ice bucket challenge” and as of July 29 people …

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  • ‘Old-timer’ prefers old ways

    There are still some people in the world who prefer to do things the old-fashioned way and one of them is Junior Bell, who along with his horse, Fred, logs trees the same way it was done for hundreds of years before modern machinery. For …

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  • Thida man accused of arson

    Trying to burn down your own house is one thing, but burning your parents’ is a felony. On Sunday, Cpl. Michael Calendar was dispatched to multiple fires on Harwood Road. Thida Fire Department was on the scene fighting fires at the 309 and 320 residences …

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  • Loaned auto, other thefts reported

    He only knew her first name and didn’t know where she lived but he loaned her his car anyway to “run to the grocery store.” Three days later Randy L. Johnson of Desha was reporting his 2003 Cadillac stolen to Independence County Deputy Jeff Adam. …

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  • Free movie offered 

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its next “Movies in the Park” at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “Amazing Spider-Man 2,” which is rated PG-13 and stars Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone and Jamie Foxx. …

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  • Wiles reappointed to Ozarka board

    MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe has reappointed Dennis Wiles to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. Wiles, a resident of Horseshoe Bend, was first appointed in 2008. After serving a two-year term as vice chair, Wiles was appointed chairman of Ozarka College Board of Trustees …

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  • Updates top council agenda

    With Monday night’s special meeting behind them, the mayor and aldermen made short work of Tuesday night’s regular Batesville City Council meeting. There was one item of business on the agenda, as the council heard a request from a citizen regarding repair for vehicle damages …

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