• Sports Calendar

    Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Saturday, July 20 – Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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  • Bielema doesn’t back off concerns about hurry-up offenses

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — University of Arkansas Coach Bret Bielema brought some fire to Southeastern Conference Media Days on Wednesday, saying his deliberate style of play is “normal American football” and that the new trend of hurry-up offenses makes players tired and can lead to …

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  • Volunteer community nominations sought

    Nominations are being accepted for the Volunteer Community of the Year Awards now through Sept. 30. Each year the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support partners with the governor’s office and the Arkansas Municipal League to sponsor the awards. …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21, 2013.

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  • Izard County Fair deadline approaching

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Fair is scheduled for Aug. 5 through 10. All entries may be made at www.izardcofair.org. The entry deadline for all entries is July 24. Any county exhibitor who needs help with registration may go to the Izard County Fairgrounds from …

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  • MITM’s July lineup announced

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located in the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. The guest lineup includes Penny Wolfe of Evening Shade, who brings her own brand of …

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  • Ladies Auxiliary hosts breakfast bonanza

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks will have its annual breakfast bonanza from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the lodge at 15 Elks Lane in Cherokee Village for members and guests 21 years and older. The meal will include all-you-can-eat …

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  • Jeffery family reunion set

    MOUNT OLIVE — The Jeffery family reunion will be Saturday through Monday at Ruby’s Landing Cabin at Mount Olive, near the old Jehoiada Homestead and Jeffery Cemetery. Family members are coming from Virginia, Michigan, Delaware, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. Attendees will be …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Earin Davis of Batesville recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend Basic Training followed by his military job school at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Upon returning to Arkansas, Davis will serve with …

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  • Lays to celebrate 50th anniversary

                      Gerald and Barbara Lay will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 11 a.m. Saturday at 160 Coburn Lane in Batesville. Barbara Joe Thomas and Gerald W. Lay were united in marriage July 20, 1963, in Centralia, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 8, 1994.

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  • Independence County meteorite became famous

    One of the most studied meteorites in the world was found by two young guys and a boy about the last of June in 1884 on Joe Wright Mountain about six miles (some sources say seven) miles east of Batesville and about three miles southwest …

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