• March raises almost $35K

    SOUTHSIDE — Independence County residents walking in hopes that one day every baby will be born healthy raised nearly $35,000 for their cause on Saturday. Walk coordinator Sandy Liles said about 300 individuals, including 16 teams, participated in the annual event held at the Southside …

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  • LR man injured in fall from cliff

    A Little Rock man escaped with only a broken ankle after falling from a cliff in the wildlife management area off Jamestown Loop Sunday afternoon. Batesville 911 dispatch center received a call around 6:45 p.m. stating that Brent Lawliss, 31, had fallen while rock climbing …

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  • MSB seeks funds

    Main Street Batesville would like more money, but the city isn’t sure it can help at the present time. Paula Grimes, executive director of Main Street Batesville, came before the city council Tuesday night to ask for an increase in the amount of funding from …

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  • ‘A place the town can be proud of’ Bank of Cave City breaks ground

    Sam Beller Margie Petterson CAVE CITY — Work has started on an estimated $3 million facility in downtown Cave City. The 12,000-square-foot building, to be headquarters for the Bank of Cave City, is expected to be completed in the summer of 2013, said Sam Beller, …

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  • Home Extension building hit by burglars

    They took everything but the kitchen sink. There were no signs of forced entry to the Pfeiffer Home Extension building on Highway 167 north of Batesville Thursday afternoon when Independence County Deputy Kirk Green met with Lou Ann Rooks to take a burglary report. Rooks …

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  • Batesville native to perform at Toad Suck Daze

    Kristen Nicole CONWAY — Singer Kristen Nicole will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Toad Suck Daze in downtown Conway. She will be opening for the female rhythm and blues group En Vogue. Nicole’s music is a combination of pop, dance and rhythm and blues. Born …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 17, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The citizens of Cushman have begun active interest in the proposed building of an up-to-date highway from Cushman to Batesville, which promises to meet with the hearty cooperation of …

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  • Former Batesville teacher named Ms. Tennessee Sr. America

    Pat Baxter MOUNT JULIET, Tenn. — Patricia “Pat” Baxter has been named Ms. Tennessee Senior America 2012, according to a news release. The pageant was held April 21 at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tenn. With the title, Baxter received a crown, banner, roses, $500 and …

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  • Southerners to graduate May 10

    SOUTHSIDE — Commence-ment exercises for Southside High School will be at 7 p.m. May 10 in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville for 95 graduating seniors. Co-valedictorians are Zachary Allen “Zac” Branscum, Alexandrya Mychelle “Alex” Burroughs and …

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  • USS America reunion planned

    BATON ROUGE, La. — The USS America Carrier Veterans Association will hold its reunion Sept. 11 through 15 at Holiday Inn South, located at 9940 Airline Highway in Baton Rouge, La. A highlight of the reunion will be a trip to Pascagoula, Miss., for a …

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  • Legal seminar offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Bar Association will celebrate Law Day with a free legal seminar for the public Wednesday at the Arkansas Bar Center, located at 2224 Cottondale Lane in Little Rock. The schedule is: 9 a.m., Criminal Law: Staying Out of Trouble and …

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  • Celebrating African culture in the Ozarks

    EUREKA SPRINGS — Kouakou Yao (“Angelo”) and his Afrique Aya Dance Company will add to the Eureka Springs May Arts Festival with Africa in the Ozarks Thursday through Sunday. This is the fifth year Angelo has brought master-level African performers and teachers from around the …

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