• Boy hurt in rodeo accident

    ASH FLAT — A 10-year-old Cave City boy got a thumb snapped off by a rope during rodeo action at H&H Rodeo Arena at Cord during Saturday night’s rodeo. Family friend Dianna Melton said her understanding is that Brody Medlock was trying to rope a …

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  • High-speed chase results in $90K bond

    A Batesville man allegedly fled police at speeds of more than 100 mph but wasn’t able to escape in the end. Daryl Jerome Hill, 58, of 150 Edgar Road was arrested and remains in jail under a $90,000 bond for allegedly fleeing from police and …

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  • Free swim lessons offered

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club will be providing free swimming lessons to area youth, according to Michael Ferry. “Every Child a Swimmer” lessons will be offered Aug. 6-10 to children ages 4-8 at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) municipal pool. Two classes will be offered: from …

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  • Council eyes grant for greenway

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to discuss a grant application to build the third section of the Batesville Greenway. The chamber’s tourism director, Tami Meyer, will give an update on the White River Water Carnival, and Fire …

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  • BJHS to host orientation

    Batesville Junior High School seventh-grade parent orientation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school cafeteria followed by a pool party at the Fitzhugh Park (“Mickey Mouse”) pool from 8 to 10. Schedules will be mailed out Aug. 7 and open house …

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  • Weather service forecasts 110 degrees in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures as high as 110 degrees and a high danger of wildfire in Arkansas. Forecasters say humidity is expected to drop below 30 percent today across the state, making it easier for fires to start. …

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  • Bogalusa paddlers keep winning on White River

    The heat and low water made for slower times, but crews of Bogalusa 313 Venturer Scouts kept on winning at the National Invitational White River Canoe Race. Saturday afternoon, Paul Dauterive and Josh Treadway, the 19-year-old veterans of the 4-member team in the Open Cruising …

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  • Dyer dismissed by Malzahn

    JONESBORO (AP) — Former Auburn running back Michael Dyer has been dismissed from the Arkansas State squad for violating team rules. Arkansas State Coach Gus Malzahn announced the decision Saturday, saying: “I am truly disappointed that it didn’t work out here at ASU for Mike. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO Dr. W.F. Ball and Dr. C.G. Hinkle, who have for several years been engaged in the successful practice of their professions under the firm name of Ball and Hinkle, …

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  • Fundraiser to name ‘Cutest Kid’

    Four members of the Batesville Senior High School Prancers dance team have been invited to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York this fall but are currently raising funds to get there. Seniors Allison Lynch, Maisie Manuel, Marie Ponath and Savannah McClarty are …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Doughnut fundraiser announced

    Caring Hands Hospice is having a Krispy Kreme doughnut pre-sale fund raiser now through Aug. 10. Proceeds from the doughnut sales will benefit hospice patients for uncovered needs. Doughnuts will be delivered Aug. 13. To order or for more information, call the hospice at (870) …

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