• A Glance at Days Gone By

    First Methodist Church on Main Street in Batesville still had its metal dome on it in this photo from 1950. Due to its weight, the dome was removed around 1953. The Independence County Arkansas Methodist Conference was created in 1836 (the year Arkansas became a …

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  • Exercise program offered

    Strong Men and Women, an exercise program, is being offered to men and women of all ages by The Independence County Extension Office. Classes begin at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Extension Office located at 1770 Myers St. The cost is $12 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 17, 1994.

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  • Five generations

    Sheilda Wilson of Cave City (standing left) recently took advantage of being photographed with five generations of family in her home. Standing are Sheilda Wilson holding Silas Meurer, Keith Wilson holding Sadie Meurer, sitting Elline Davis and Christina Meurer.     

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  • James Holzheimer

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — James Holzheimer, 71, of Cherokee Village died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in an Ash Flat nursing home. Born Oct. 28, 1942, in Perth Amboy, N.J., he was the son of Arthur and Jule Pastor Holzheimer. He worked as a manager for many …

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  • Marie Steele

    Marie Marquerite Steele, 85, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in a Batesville nursing home. Born Dec. 3, 1928, in Erin, N.Y., she was the daughter of Lee and Agnes Dunfee Wheaton. She was a retired nurse and lived most of her life in Randolph County. …

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  • ‘Fur flies’ as Scots sweep Cougars

    Lyon College’s basketball teams kept their winning streaks alive Thursday by dominating Mid-Continent at Becknell Gymnasium in American Midwest Conference games. Both sit third in the standings at 7-2 behind Freed-Hardeman and Columbia, respectively, and both continued their longest winning streaks of the season at …

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  • Bobby Evans

    IOWA PARK, Texas — Bobby Dean Evans, 83, of Iowa Park, Texas, died Jan. 15, 2014, in Wichita Falls, Texas. Born Oct. 26, 1930, in Batesville, he was the son of Cleo and Margie Bullard Evans. He was married to Robbie Dean Evans for 37 …

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  • 2 Pioneer gridders named to East team

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Rosters for the Arkansas High School Coaches Association All-Star Games for football and volleyball were announced at a news conference Thursday and two Batesville Pioneers were named. Jacob Lawrence, who won the 5A-East District’s Lineman of the Year Award and an …

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  • Basketball in town tonight

    Nettleton Lady Raiders (3-1, 5A-East District; 10-8, overall) vs. Batesville Lady Pioneers (1-3, 3-13) at Pioneer Gym, 6 p.m. Ali Tucker, a junior guard and returning starter, is averaging 17.6 points per game, despite being the target of 15 box-and-1 defenses out of the 18 …

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  • Pirates hang first loss on Rockets

    SCRANTON — The Concord Pirates improved to 24-1 here Thursday night, and they handed the Scranton Rockets their first loss in the same number of games. The Pirates, who are ranked No. 1 in Class 1A by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, rallied from a 37-31 third-quarter …

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  • GCT juniors sweep Batesville

    The Green County Tech junior high basketball teams swept Batesville in 5A-East District contests Thursday at Pioneer Gymnasium. The Junior Golden Eagles won 43-18. Cole Taylor led the Junior Pioneers with six points. A score and details were unavailable on the girls game.

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