• Newport EDC to discuss Blue Bridge proposals

    NEWPORT — The Newport Economic Development Commission will hold a reception for the Clinton School of Public Service practicum team from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Business Resource Center, located at 201 Hazel St. in downtown Newport. A press conference with the …

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  • Concert presents Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus as part of the Arvest Concert Series. The concert is free. The boogie-woogie band was formed in 1955 at Newport. It has six …

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  • Lost Cane reunion slated

    WIRTH — Several residents in the Guard’s circulation area have attended or shown interest in the annual reunion of Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River and Rosland schools in the past and organizer Boyd Estes of Wirth wants everyone to know about the upcoming reunion, which …

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  • LRR Audubon meets Thursday

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. Speakers will be Joy DeClark, river restoration program director for the Nature Conservancy, and Don Richardson, officer of the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission. The program will …

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  • Coats, other items needed

    CAVE CITY — The Bethany Project is currently seeking new and gently used coats, sweaters, hats, gloves and scarves for its upcoming coat drive. All sizes, from infant to adult, are welcome. “The Warm Fuzzies” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 6 …

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  • BHS Beta hosts pageant

    Batesville High School Beta will host the Trolley Car Day Beauty Pageant at 7 p.m. Friday in Sulphur Rock Elementary cafeteria/auditorium. Categories are available from newborn through 12th grade, and there is an adult division for men and women. Entry fee is $15. The deadline …

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  • Melbourne implements HIPPY program

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District has announced the implementation of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program for the 2012-2013 school year. “Designed to be a home-based early childhood education program for parents of 3-, 4-, and some 5-year-olds, HIPPY is …

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  • Lyon college to host The Orchid Ensemble

    The Ashley-Lewis Endowed Concert featuring The Orchid Ensemble will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Bevens Music Room inside Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus in Batesville. Established in 1997, the Orchid Ensemble is a Canadian-based trio consisting of Lan Tung on the erhu/Chinese …

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  • Qualls, Bottoms wed in Bella Vista

    FAYETTEVILLE — Devin Rae Qualls and Cody Allen Bottoms, both of Fayetteville, were united in marriage June 30 at Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista. The wedding was officiated by the groom’s maternal grandfather, the Rev. Dean Hattabaugh. Parents of the bride are …

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  • Ricebirds swarm Southerners for 40-0 victory

    STUTTGART – The Stuttgart Ricebirds showed no mercy even when the mercy rule came in to play Friday in a 4A-2 District football opener with the Southside Southerners. The second-ranked team in 4A, demolished the 2-1-1 Southerners 40-0, scoring 33 of those points in the …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sport events for Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, September 24 – Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

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  • Mary Liles

    MELBOURNE — Mary Elizabeth Liles, 87, of Melbourne died Friday, Sept. 21, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 18, 1925, in Caruthersville, Mo., she was the daughter of William and Henrietta Martin Liles. She was of the Assembly of God faith. Survivors include a …

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