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Chronic swelling discussed

Occupational therapists Nancy Love and Pooja Ghai discuss chronic swelling, what it is, and what to do about it during White River Medical Center's recent Community Health Education luncheon. WRMC hosts Community Health Education luncheons on the second Tuesday of each month in the Conference Center on the hospital campus. The next event will be held at noon June 11. Amy Finster, registered dietician, community engagement coordinator, will discuss ways to prevent and manage diabetes. The event is free and is open to the public.

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Pfeiffer water to meet
The regularly scheduled meeting for the Pfeiffer Public Water Authority has been set for 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in Batesville City Hall.
Trauma seminar offered
A trauma seminar will be held at 6 p.m. . . .

106 Years Ago
Stephen A. Douglas, a well-known citizen of Pleasant Plains, found the body of a man, later identified as the son of Nick Dover, sitting against a log in a thicket on the Douglas place near the steel bridge on the . . .

UACCB announces graduates

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held its 22nd commencement ceremony May 13 in Independence Hall.
Students in high school and other universities receiving degrees, technical certificates and certificates . . .

ASU honor society inducts new members

JONESBORO -- The Phi Kappa Phi honor society chapter at Arkansas State University inducted 151 new members during a Convocation of Scholars ceremony.
Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest and most selective multidisciplinary . . .

Batesville Police Department holds open house

Photos by Tony McGuffey

Batesville Police Chief Alan Cockrill makes sure iced drinks are available during a free catfish lunch held in connection to the open house of the new police station at 51 Industrial Drive.

A large gathering off local officials, businesses people and private citizens were on hand Friday morning for the ribbon cutting and open house at the new Batesville Police Department in the former Dowell Trucking Company . . .

BHS Graduation

Stacks of diplomas await their owners.

Failure to meet probation rules sends woman to jail


In February of 2015, Christi McDougal was facing 34 counts of theft by receiving and forgery in the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, but entered into a plea agreement that kept her out of jail.
The agreement said that her . . .

Independence County jury finds man guilty of burglary

A local jury found a Baxter County man guilty of seven felony charges on May 10 in Independence County Circuit Court, according to a news release from Prosecutor Eric Hance's office.
David Tiskus, 46, of Lakeview had been . . .

School board member enters DWI guilty plea
Batesville School Board member Heather D. Fulbright entered a guilty plea in Batesville district court Wednesday to the charge of driving while intoxicated, according to court . . .

Man charged in gun theft

The alleged theft of a pistol from a woman's purse has a Melbourne man crossways with the law, according to a court affidavit filed by Jay Volkman with the Mountain Home Police Department.
The man is identified as 56-year-old . . .

Lyon College confers 127 degrees to class of 2019

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Lyon College graduates line up for a photo.

Lyon College conferred 127 degrees to the 2019 graduating class on Saturday, May 11, in its 147th commencement ceremony.
The following Arkansas students were candidates for the bachelor of arts degree:
Bald Knob -- Garrison Chase . . .

106 Years Ago
The sale of stock of Dent's Pharmacy by the trustee is announced for Saturday. It is not known whether the stock will be sold as a whole or not, but that is the manner in which it will be offered for sale. It is . . .

Arkansas general oversaw Pentagon construction during World War II

"I'm just a country boy from Arkansas," one of America's most important generals used to say about himself. In spite of his modesty, Brehon Somervell had anything but an ordinary life.
His organizational skills and planning . . .

Kyler Cemetery to host memorial service
SOUTHSIDE -- Kyler Cemetery's annual memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19; the cemetery is located on Kyler Road south of Batersville.
All supporters of Kyler are invited to . . .

Author visits Sulphur Rock Elementary

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Author Michael Finklea visited with media specialist Alysia Horton and students from Sulphur Rock Elementary on Tuesday. Although he now lives in Dallas, Texas, Finklea is a northwest Arkansas native. He has written several children's books that are popular among elementary age students, including "Tardy Marty," "Fester the Pester," "Who Are You Calling Junior?" and "Laugh It Up." Finklea has now visited over 2,000 elementary schools across the United States and does so at no charge, believing that what he is doing is important and provides a benefit to the students he comes in contact with.

106 Years Ago
A young man by the name of McCain was fined $5.95 in mayor's court this morning on a charge of breach of the peace growing out of an altercation which three or four young citizens of Batesville engaged in yesterday . . .

Sex offender facing 30 counts of child porn


MOUNTAIN VIEW -- An unregistered sex offender captured at a Sulphur Rock residence is now facing 30 counts of child pornography, according to documents filed in Stone County Circuit Court.
Michael B. Osburn, 31, was arrested by . . .

Probationer busted for meth


A Southside parolee is facing felony drug possession charges after he was allegedly found with less than two grams of methamphetamine in his possession recently.
In a court affidavit, Independence County Sheriff's Narcotics . . .

UACCB announces technical certificates

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held its 22nd commencement ceremony May 13 in Independence Hall.
Honor graduates are denoted as summa cum laude (cumulative grade point average of 3.9 or higher) magna . . .

Plenty of plots left at community garden

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Alysia Coles of Saffell plants tomatoes and marigolds in her plot at the White River Community Garden on Tuesday evening. Coles, who teaches agriculture at Hillcrest, said this is the first year that she has planted a plot at the community garden.

On a mild Tuesday evening about an hour before sunset, the White River Community Garden was mostly empty. That is, except for one person, Alysia Coles of Saffell.
With Christian music streaming out of her smartphone next to her . . .

Police department facing vehicle shortage

By Bob Qualls Special to the Guard
After a brief executive session, the Batesville City Council filled two positions on city commissions.
Shannon Haney was appointed to the Historic District Commission. She replaces Doug Lee. . . .

Getting tomatoes to grow

My cousin Becky loves gardening about as much as I do. We often compare notes on what works and what doesn't.
"How do you do on your tomatoes?" she asked.
"Oh, I do OK," I said.
"Do you do anything special?"
"Not really," I . . .


Police department to hold ribbon cutting
A ribbon cutting and open house will be held at 11 a.m. Friday for the new location of the Batesville Police Department, 51 Industrial Drive.
All community supporters, chamber of commerce . . .

106 Years Ago
Sunday morning about 2 o'clock when night Officer Six was making his usual rounds, he heard a noise in the office rooms of the First National Bank and decided to investigate. He found that a hole had been sawed in . . .

Certificates of proficiency announced

The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville held its 22nd commencement ceremony May 13 in Independence Hall.
Graduates receiving certificates of proficiency are as follows:
Certificate of Proficiency-Agriculture . . .

Warrant issued after two-county chase

Fleeing from police across two counties, at speeds of 140 miles per hour, Ernesto Trevino was able to get away, but his days of freedom are numbered.
Already a felon with multiple convictions and an active warrant for his arrest, . . .