• BHS Project Graduation events scheduled

    Batesville High School Project Graduation has planned several events to benefit this year’s drug-free and alcohol-free party for graduating seniors. Midnight bowling will be from 10 p.m. to midnight Friday at Hollywood Lanes. Cost is $10 for those 13 years and older, $5 for 5 …

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  • Upward Bound applications now being accepted at Lyon

    The Upward Bound Math-Science Program at Lyon College in Batesville is now accepting applications for the 2014 summer session, according to a news release. This is a six-week residential program for high school students who will be completing the ninth, 10th and 11th grades this …

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  • Legal aid staff coming to Cherokee Village

    Law students and Legal Aid of Arkansas staff will travel across eastern Arkansas for the fourth year as part of the Road to Justice program March 24-27 to give legal help to clients in eastern Arkansas. This year’s visits will be to Cherokee Village, Elaine …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 23, 2014.

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  • Gospel singing set

    Ruddell Hill Baptist Church will present a night of gospel singing at 6 p.m. Sunday. A special group from Paragould will perform various styles. The church is located at 805 Bethesda Road. The event is open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 11, 1994.

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  • St. Johns to celebrate golden anniversary

                      CAVE CITY — Lenard and Glenna St. John will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at their home, located at 430 Highway 167 in Cave City. Glenna Ann …

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  • Gillam named House speaker

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas House selected another Republican as its speaker in a secret ballot Wednesday, despite several lawmakers’ concerns about a possible repeat of what happened two years ago in a closely divided chamber. Rep. Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia won the House …

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  • Stupid is as stupid does

    Albert Einstein once said that only two things were infinite: The universe, and human stupidity. He was 100 percent correct. Last week I read an article about an 18-year-old who drank 10 Jägerbombs and then collapsed on her bathroom floor. For those who don’t know …

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  • Targeting free school lunches is baloney

    Did you ever think you’d see the day when decrying low-income kids who get free school lunches would become a political battle cry, coupled with the suggestion that parents who sign up their kids for free lunches love them less than parents who send their …

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  • Beard transplants: Yeah, you heard me

    “Who knows what vanity lurks in the hearts of men?” The 5 o’clock shadow knows! According to CNN, beard transplants are on the rise. Plastic surgeons have long provided the procedure for men trying to cover facial scars, but now hipsters are seeking out the …

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  • Confederate soldiers to be honored

    Three Confederate soldiers will be honored by dedicating an Iron Cross placed on their graves on Saturday. Two of them are located in Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville, and that ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. The third will be at the Fetzer Cemetery, near …

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