• Macs Cemetery plans cleanup

    SULPHUR ROCK — A cleaning will be held at Macs Cemetery near Sulphur Rock at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring equipment. There will be a lunch served afterward. Rain date for the event is May 11.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sports events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Thursday, May 2 – Friday, May 3, 2013.

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  • Points leaders defend leads at Locust Grove

    LOCUST GROVE — The Isle of Capri points racing series is set to rumble Friday after two weeks of rain delays at the Batesville Motor Speedway as Greg Waugh, Brandon Smith, Roger Witt, Tristen Pulley and David Hagler try to extend their points lead in …

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  • McLean wraps up legislative session

    State Rep. James McLean gave a positive report on the legislative session even though it was one of the longest when he spoke to members and guests of the Batesville Kiwanis Club at its weekly meeting Friday. McLean shared his views on the recently adjourned …

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  • Man with warrant allegedly throws seatbelt buckle at officer

    Not wearing a seatbelt and throwing the buckle at a police officer, as well as cussing and having an illegal weapon landed a driver and his passenger in jail. Deputy Bobby Woods said he stopped a black GMC Tuesday and neither occupant was wearing a …

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  • BJHS principal says injuries were minor

    It wasn’t the intended field trip for 103 Batesville Junior High School students on Tuesday, but it was an experience and luckily one that resulted in no serious injuries. “We have a few sore kids this morning,” Principal Brent Bogy told the Guard today after …

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  • ‘Kindergarten Kicks Cancer’ set

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Elementary will host a “Kindergarten Kicks Cancer” celebration Saturday for kindergartner Kenlee Moran who recently became cancer free from a Willms Tumor in both of her kidneys. Admission to the event is $2 and proceeds will go to the oncology and hematology …

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  • Cumnock to retire

    Mike Cumnock, CEO at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, will retire at the end of 2013, culminating a 28-year career with the organization. The announcement was made Tuesday. He said this would allow the board time to evaluate and select the next person to lead …

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  • Pioneer Day to kick off with gospel singing

    MELBOURNE — Parades, entertainment, a golf tournament, rodeo and street dance are just a few of many activities on tap for the 62nd annual Izard County Pioneer Day Saturday in Melbourne. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “A Legacy of Tradition.” While the main …

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  • Local shoot seeks entries

    The Independence County chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation is looking for shooters to participate in Saturday’s second annual NWTF at the Paul H. Rocky Willmuth Shooting Sports Complex just north of Batesville on U.S. Highway 167, said Erica Willard, regional director. Registration takes …

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  • Chamber announces first ‘cash mob’ site

    Josie’s at the Lockhouse has been selected as the first location for the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce “Shop Where Your Heart Is” cash mob locations. “Shop Where Your Heart Is” campaign is to instill in area citizens the importance of supporting the local economy. …

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  • Arkansas Tech names ‘top male senior’

    RUSSELLVILLE — Dacen Waters owns a 3.975 grade point average and he will soon hold degrees in mechanical engineering and physics from Arkansas Tech University. He has served an internship as a research associate in the NASA Robotics Academy at the Marshall Space Flight Center. …

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