• Disability Awareness Day is Wednesday

    The first Disability Awareness Day will be from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The event will be sponsored by the Arkansas Independent Living Council and the Office of Disability Services. The focus of …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air National Guard Airman Ellen R. Pratt graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness …

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  • United Daughters of the Confederacy conference held

    The 117th annual conference, Arkansas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, was held recently at the Ramada Inn in Mountain Home. District I (northeast Arkansas) was hostess for the event. District Director Donna Blanton coordinated all events and arrangements. The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135 …

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  • DAR Club news

    The October meeting of the Independence County Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, was held in the Rider Room, First Community Room. The meeting was called to order by chapter regent Anne Moore, who also led the Ritual. Guests Jo Ann Cooper of …

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  • Couple exchanges vows at sea

    Heather Bokker and Marcus Alvarado were married at 4 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Apollo Lounge on the Carnival Destiny ship near Grand Turk, in the Bahamas. Capt. Ciusippi Cusa officiated. A private ceremony was held in May. The bride is the daughter of Phillip …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 13, 1993.

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  • Pioneers crush Chickasaws, clinch playoff berth

    With their defense and special teams providing short distances to the end zone, the Batesville Pioneers blasted the Blytheville Chickasaws 50-7 Friday night in the homecoming game at Pioneer Stadium. With that, the Pioneers clinched a berth in the Class 5A high school state playoffs …

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Monday, October 22 – Sunday, October 28, 2012.

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  • McGovern, who lost ’72 presidential bid, dies

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so. It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to …

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  • Scots post perfect weekend against AMC opponents

    Lyon Sports Information It’s plain the Lyon College men’s soccer team wants to use its defense to secure a home-field advantage in the opening round of its first-ever American Midwest Conference Postseason Tournament. The Scots moved within one win of doing that on Saturday when …

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  • Martha Richardson

    Martha Richardson, 67, of Batesville died Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, in a Batesville hospital. Born July 18, 1945, in Jonesboro, she was the daughter of John and Eunice Norris Justus. She graduated from Batesville High School in 1963. She retired from White-Rodgers after 35 years …

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  • Larry Thomas

    OXFORD — Larry E. Thomas, 52, of Oxford died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, in Mountain Home. Born Feb. 15, 1960, in Leachville, he was the son of David Eugene “Bo” Thomas and Ester Faye Sexton Thomas. He was united in marriage to Susan Michelle Pannells …

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