• Racing to fame – Dad helps son turn dream into reality

    Fourteen-year-old Kyler Keeney wants to have a name in the racing world as big as Batesville native Mark Martin — only he wants to be known for motocross. Every weekend for the last two years he and his father Elton have been trying to make …

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  • Stroud honored for Chinquapin campaign

    WEST PLAINS, Mo. — Veteran news writer/photographer Larry Stroud of the Batesville Daily Guard was invited to speak to the annual Ozark Chinquapin Conference here Friday, but instead was surprised to receive one of only two awards given by the group. Stephen Bost, director of …

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  • Cemetery cleanup announced

    The city of Batesville Cemetery Department will be doing a cemetery wide cleanup at Oaklawn Cemetery next week, according to a news release. All flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins on Monday. “Items …

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  • Council reschedules

    Due to scheduling conflicts the Batesville City Council meeting originally set for Thursday has been changed to the following week, on March 29. The meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. at city hall. An agenda will be announced later.

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  • How the South can rise again: Immigrants

    In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, members of the media noticed there was widespread devastation in the South. Watching it on television, as a person of Southern heritage, to me it was clear: “Some of that was like that before the storm.” And it …

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  • Conservative talk radio

    After nearly 30 years of rapid growth that saved the sagging AM radio format the question is being seriously asked: Is conservative talk radio as we know it on the way out? According to reports, conservative talk titan Rush Limbaugh has lost 141 advertisers due …

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  • Letter to the editor

    One hundred and fifty years ago, Arkansas troops could not rely, with any certainty whatever, on a state sponsored supply depot for equipping military units. This issue has been the subject of numerous columns in the past, but this week’s adds a whole new dimension …

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  • We’re all Muppets here

    Not easy being a Muppet. Referring to Greg Smith, formerly of Goldman Sachs, who wrote an op-ed in The New York Times about getting the hell out of Dodge, due to his company’s relentlessly spiraling moral depravity. According to Smith, associates are encouraged to pursue …

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  • VanHorn, Jones to marry

    Derek Jones and Katrena VanHorn CUSHMAN — Paul and Debbie VanHorn of Cushman have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Katrena VanHorn, to Derek Jones, son of Ronnie and Anna Jones of Cushman. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Paul and Juanita …

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  • Church welcomes new pastor

    First Free Will Baptist Church of Batesville welcomed its new pastor, Ben Ryan, to the church March 4. Ryan, wife Jennifer and children Evan, Ella and Eli relocated from Joelten, Tenn. Ryan was with the Mt. Zion Free Will Baptist Church in Ashland City, Tenn. …

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Following the business session, anyone desiring to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license can be …

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  • Whitfield recognized by Angus Association

    PINEVILLE — Rex and Carol Whitfield of Pineville have been recognized nationally by the American Angus Association. Their operation, RC Angus, has two registered Angus cows included in the Association’s 2012 Pathfinder Report. Only 2,027 of the nearly 30,000 American Angus Association members are represented …

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