• Davidsons look for versatility in decor

    A chandelier as a tree topper? Those who know Jennifer Davidson won’t be surprised to find one perched on top of her Christmas tree, but those who don’t might just go …. hmmm. The Davidsons will be one of the four families opening up their …

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  • Death ruled suicide

    The death of a Batesville man has been ruled a suicide, according to authorities with the Independence County Sheriff’s Department. Deputy Phillip Pickett said he was dispatched at about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday to 2285 Punch Lane where he was met by Michael Wood with the …

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  • Desha First Baptist to serve dinner

    DESHA — First Baptist Church of Desha will have a community Thanksgiving dinner 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the family life center, located at 2655 Heber Springs Road. The dinner will include turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and dessert. For delivery to …

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  • BBBS holds auction for children

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas is currently holding an online auction to benefit children served through its mentoring programs. The auction ends Monday. Proceeds will be used to host its annual Christmas party on Dec. 14 that gives warm clothes and toys to …

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  • Salem parade to be Monday

    SALEM — The Salem Chamber of Commerce annual Christmas parade will be at 6 p.m. Monday, with the lineup at 5:30 at Preacher Row Ball Park. Beginning at 5 the chamber will sell chili dogs, local businesses will provide free cookies, hot chocolate and other …

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  • Church to host gospel meeting

    DESHA — Desha Church of Christ, located on Heber Springs Road, will have a gospel meeting at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Craig Wilson will be the evangelist. The event is open to the public. For more information …

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  • White River Hoedown features special prices during food drive

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — White River Hoedown in Mountain View will have special Black Friday weekend pricing. Entrance on Friday and Saturday nights is $5 plus a can of food for the food drive. Shows begin at 8 p.m. Christmas shows will be Dec. 6, 7, …

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, held its November meeting in the George Rider Room, First Community Bank, Batesville. The meeting was called to order by Regent Anne Moore, who also welcomed members. The pledge to the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 21, 1994.

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  • Pioneers face lookalike in Class 5A playoff semifinal

    Put the Batesville Pioneers in green and gold uniforms, a spread offense that emphasizes a power-oriented running game and an attacking 4-3 defense, and you’ve got their next high school football playoff opponent. “If we were to run a lot of the spread formations, Alma …

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  • Refreshments, time together await Pioneer fans at another Thanksgiving Day morning practice

    For the third season in a row, Pioneer football fans are extra thankful. Just like the two before, they will share another Thanksgiving morning with the Pioneer football team as it prepares for a Class 5A State Playoffs semifinal game. With time set aside for …

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  • Hogs will try to end skid at LSU

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Bret Bielema has done his best to stay positive throughout a difficult first season at Arkansas. The Razorbacks’ coach continued that approach after a school-record eighth-straight loss. Standing in front of a team burdened by two seasons of ill fortune since the …

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