• 4-year-old clings to life after van crashes into water

    Four-year-old Jeanie Kenney, of Yellville, was in critical condition Wednesday at Children’s Hospital in Little Rock after being under water for an undetermined length of time Tuesday afternoon. Citizens at the scene of the one-vehicle accident near Yellville performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including mouth-to-mouth breathing assistance …

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  • Quorum court to recognize BHS, BJHS teams

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building, 368 E. Main St., in downtown Batesville. The court will recognize the Batesville High School and Junior High Pioneer football teams for being undefeated and winning district championships, …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, February 7 – Sunday, February 9, 2014.

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  • Dinner canceled

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The fish and chicken dinner planned for Friday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center has been canceled due to the weather, organizers said.

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  • Valentine craft offered

    JONESBORO — Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center in Jonesboro will host a “Valentines for the Birds” event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants will make a valentine bird feeder for the wintering birds in their yard and learn that having a feeder …

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  • Nominations sought for preservation properties

    LITTLE ROCK — Nominations of properties to the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas’ 2014 list are being accepted from the public now through March 21. Since 1999, the alliance has annually requested nominations to its “Most Endangered Places” list. The MEP program is a statewide …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 30, 1994.

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  • $768K collected during tax amnesty

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas collected more than $768,000 during a four-month amnesty period meant to encourage the payment of late franchise taxes, the secretary of state’s office said. The state forgave late fees and interest on delinquent tax accounts during the amnesty program late …

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  • A-State lists fall grads

    JONESBORO — Almost 1,200 candidates were awarded diplomas by Arkansas State University chancellor Dr. Tim Hudson during recent fall commencement ceremonies in the Convocation Center. Area students and their degrees include: Associate of applied science in nursing, nursing Batesville — Mavis D. Young Calico Rock …

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  • Honor student named

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia has announced the names of 443 students who qualified for the Dean’s List following the fall 2013 semester. Area students include Lane Gay of Smithville, a junior biology-pre health major. To qualify, a student must complete 12 or …

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  • Hayden Michael Trey Rogers

    Luke Rogers and Delainie Weatherspoon of Melbourne have announced the birth of a son at White River Medical Center on Jan. 30, 2014. The baby weighed 7 pounds, 1.4 ounces and has been named Hayden Michael Trey Rogers. Grandparents are Marvin and Christal Weatherspoon, Sarah …

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  • Avery Jo Thrasher

    Jeremy Thrasher and Magen Helwick of Batesville have announced the birth of a daughter at White River Medical Center on Jan. 28, 2014. The baby weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and has been named Avery Jo Thrasher. Grandparents are Scott and Melanie Helwick and Hayley …

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