• Crash ends in biker’s arrest

    After noticing a motorcycle sideways in the intersection of Highway 69 and Oak Grove Lane around 1:30 Tuesday morning, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green attempted to contact the rider to see if he needed assistance. His help wasn’t wanted. Green said he pulled off the …

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  • Lyon expects ‘record-breaking’ enrollment, extends orientation

    Lyon College has added an extra orientation date for incoming freshman to accommodate what’s being considered a record-breaking number of new students expected to attend this fall. The college is anticipating 250 first-time, full-time freshman students for fall 2014 as opposed to its average for …

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  • District farm family named

    LITTLE ROCK — District winners for the 68th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected, and among them are Roy and Suzanne Runsick of Melbourne in the North Central District. The Runsicks farm cattle and have forage on 150 acres. They …

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  • AARP members hear about Brazil

    Brazil is known for its coffee, beautiful beaches, elaborate carnivals and of course — soccer. And no one knows that better than Lyon College Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Cassia Oliveira, a native of Brazil who shared her knowledge with members of the Batesville AARP …

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  • Izard County talent show applications sought

    LaCROSSE — The Youth Talent Show at the Izard County Fair will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in Cook Amphitheatre at the Izard County Fairgrounds in LaCrosse, near Melbourne. Applications are being accepted for singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, ventriloquists and cheerleading groups. The …

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  • Subscription offered to newlyweds

    The Batesville Daily Guard is offering a month of free home delivery of the newspaper within our circulation area to newlyweds. To start delivery, drop by the Guard office at 258 W. Main St. in Batesville or call (870) 793-2383 or toll free 1 (800) …

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  • Bank releases new list of finalists

    Citizens Bank has released a new list of finalists for the “Celebrate America 2014” drawings in which the bank will give away a new car, an Intimidator utility terrain vehicle and a Bad Boy mower on the Fourth of July in Riverside Park at Batesville. …

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  • Bluegrass gospel jam planned

    SOUTHSIDE — A gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, located at 1915 Batesville Boulevard across from Southside High School. Admission is free. Performance slots are available. Registration is at the door. For more …

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  • Ark. lawmakers eye teacher insurance fixes

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House and Senate leaders began counting votes Tuesday on a pair of bills aimed to reducing premium hikes set to hit thousands of teachers and public school employees this fall, as they tried to gauge whether there’s support to address the …

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  • Police investigate slaying

    CONWAY (AP) — Police in Conway are investigating the slaying of a man whose wife found him bleeding outside their home. Authorities identified the victim as 42-year-old Francesco Trujillo, who was discovered early Tuesday. Trujillo’s wife told investigators her husband was outside with family members …

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  • Volunteers still needed for Arkansas tornado help

    VILONIA (AP) — Relief groups in Faulkner County are asking for more volunteers to help clean up the area, six weeks after an E4 tornado devastated the cities of Vilonia and Mayflower and killed 15 people throughout the state. “All our people are worn out. …

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  • Woman killed, 3 kids hurt in Arkansas wreck

    HAMPTON (AP) — Authorities say a Louisiana woman was killed and three children were injured in a single-vehicle wreck in south Arkansas. According to Arkansas State Police, the crash happened Monday afternoon on U.S. 167 in Calhoun County. A preliminary report says Freda Moore of …

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