• Nearly all of Arkansas in drought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The past week’s dry weather has led to nearly all of Arkansas being classified in severe drought status. The U.S. Drought Monitor’s analysis released Thursday shows that all of the state, except for a few pockets, are in a severe drought. …

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  • Man enters plea in alleged attack

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A Van Buren man accused of ramming into a Crawford County sheriff’s vehicle has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder. Prosecutors accuse 54-year-old Michael Ree of fleeing a home June 10 as Deputy Halbert Torraca arrived to investigate a domestic …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Raymond Engles, who was so seriously cut and slashed last Saturday night by Will Jackson at Salado, is reported to be improving nicely, and his wounds are doing much …

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  • Hill-Moore reunion scheduled

    The Hill-Moore reunion will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Wesley and Jan Green’s home, located at 220 Dowell Lane. Red, white and blue balloons and signs will be set up beginning in west Batesville across from Dollar General. Those attending are asked to bring …

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  • Former UACCB student teaches others

    For Paige Presley getting her education has been a rewarding but challenging process going from student to teacher and then again from student back to teacher. Presley graduated from Batesville High School and enrolled at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in 2005. She …

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  • S-Rock girl awarded

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Chapter of the Women of AT&T announced that it has awarded scholarships to five female students. The $500 scholarships are being awarded to female Arkansas students currently attending or planning to attend college and may be used for tuition, books, …

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  • Huskey reunion set

    SAFFELL — The annual Huskey reunion will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Mt. Harmony Church fellowship room at Saffell. Potluck will be served at noon. For more information call organizer Dorothy Huskey at (870) 528-3960.

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  • Brockwell to host singing

    BROCKWELL — The Brockwell Gospel Music School will host a music program at 7 p.m. Friday with 114 students from 10 different faiths and backgrounds, five different states and 10 different counties in Arkansas. For more information call (870) 368-5012.

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  • Bad Boys Kids Triathlon to be held July 14

    The Bad Boys kids triathlon will be July 14 at Lyon College. Children will swim, bike and run to benefit the Ozark Foothills Literacy Project. The triathlon is open to children ages 5 to 16 and will cost $20 per person. Ages 5 to 6 …

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  • Couple to celebrate 50 years

      MELBOURNE — Glen and Shirley Williams will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 2 p.m. Saturday at Belview Family Life Center in Melbourne. Shirley Sherrill and Glen Williams were married June 23, 1962, at Calico Rock Baptist Church in Calico Rock …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, June 22 – Sunday, June 24, 2012.

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  • Playoff close for college football

    CHICAGO (AP) — College football has always relied on polls and bowls to crown a national championship. It is an inexact science that has left many fans frustrated and wondering why they can’t settle it on the field — like every other sport — with …

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