• Portion of road to close

    A portion of Meadow Lake Road on the Oil Trough end will be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday for road repairs, according to Ron Byars, Independence County road foreman. Normal travel is expected to resume Monday evening.

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  • The history of a heart: A survivor’s story

    When Shirley Hankins experienced heaviness in her chest so severe that she could no longer move, she uttered to her husband, “You need to call an ambulance for me.” She was having a heart attack. Hankins, an Oil Trough resident, considered herself physically active, and …

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  • Griffin seeks third term

      Robert Griffin of Newark announces his desire to seek re-election as the Independence County judge for a third term. He is a Democrat.         Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 21 – Sunday, February 23, 2014.

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  • State commends Batesville preschool

    While other preschool programs across the state will undergo their annual evaluations this year, the Batesville Early Learning and Enrichment Center is one that will not. The preschool at 1900 Lyon St. was recently notified that because of the good job the center is doing, …

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  • Lyon to host 125th meeting of Presbytery of Arkansas

    Lyon College will host the 125th meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas beginning with a worship service at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel. The Presbytery of Arkansas rotates holding its February meetings at Lyon College and the University of the Ozarks, the two institutions …

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  • Poll consolidation being eyed

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the county courthouse in downtown Batesville. The commission will discuss polling site consolidation for the 2014 election cycle, determine designated trainers for poll worker training for the May primary and hear from Phillip …

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  • Community meeting set on Sharp Co. tax election

    CAVE CITY — A community meeting to discuss the upcoming proposed hospital sales tax election in Sharp County will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cave City Community Center, said Mike Clark, who is helping organize the event. “It’s going to be kind of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 13, 1994.

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  • Delta Visual Arts Show set for Saturday

    NEWPORT — The sixth Annual Delta Visual Arts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Newport. More than 180 artists will display and sell their work. Activities will include hands-on adult workshops, hands-on children’s workshops, “Children of the Delta” art …

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  • NADC to begin Winter Crisis Intervention Program

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations to begin the 2014 Winter Crisis Intervention Program. This program began Monday and will run through Sept. 30 or until it appears funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. For applicants to be …

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  • Teacher: Students engaged in arts do better in school

    West Magnet Elementary is the magnet school for the visual and performing arts. But why teach the arts? Is it because the arts are fun? Any child will attest to that. Or are the arts emphasized at West because students who are engaged in the …

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