• Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, May 30 – Sunday, June 1, 2014.

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  • Merchants & Planters expands mortgage department to Searcy

    Newport — M&P Community Bancshares, holding company of Merchants & Planters Bank and M&P Insurance & Investment Services, announce the expansion of their secondary mortgage department into the Searcy market. Merchants & Planters Mortgage Lending opened in Searcy on Feb. 3, and is currently serving …

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  • Harris to celebrate 90th birthday

      PLEASANT PLAINS — Juanita “Nanny” Harris will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Cornerstone United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, located on Blackland Road in Pleasant Plains. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Family fun archery activity announced

    SIDNEY — A family fun day with a focus on archery is being planned. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grace Country Church property (old general store) at 181 Highway 58 in Sidney. Activities and lunch are free. …

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  • Wellness retreat set on White River

    LAKEVIEW — The Reeling & Healing Arkansas Fly Fishing Wellness Retreat for women 18 years or older who are battling cancer or in remission from cancer will be Saturday through Monday at Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview. All lodging, equipment, food, instruction and guide …

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  • Roach family to hold reunion

    CAVE CITY — The Roach family reunion will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Cave City High School Dining Hall. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and friends.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 20, 1994.

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  • Lonoke deputies arrest mother in baby’s death

    LONOKE (AP) — Authorities in Lonoke County have arrested a 28-year-old woman on suspicion of manslaughter in the reported starvation death of her 3-month old baby boy. The Lonoke County Sheriff’s Department says Lindsey Colbert was arrested Wednesday. Authorities say deputies were called to a …

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  • UCA seeks tuition increase

    CONWAY (AP) — The University of Central Arkansas is proposing a 4 percent increase for tuition and mandatory fees next school year. School officials made the proposal Tuesday. The university’s board of trustees will vote on the proposal during a meeting Friday in Conway. Under …

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  • AG warns about phishing scams

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is reminding residents to be vigilant of criminal schemes used to gather information through email — commonly referred to as phishing. McDaniel issued a consumer alert Wednesday after online retailer eBay announced last week that personal …

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  • Machete thrower arrested

    MELBOURNE — A Pineville man who threw a machete and then tried to run over another man was blocked in by a police officer and couldn’t leave. Instead, the 23-year-old Timothy Stetka was arrested the night of May 19 and taken to jail for public …

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  • Here kitty, kitty – Baby skunks in handbag surprise cop

    A woman claiming to have a purse full of baby possums ended up having four baby skunks. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Wayne Green said he was called to Newport Road in Oil Trough regarding a woman on the side of the road who was swaggering …

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