• Haigwood named FNBC branch manager

    Jeff Haigwood of Pleasant Plains has been named branch manager of FNBC’s Batesville office, located at 1388 Harrison St. In this position, Haigwood will oversee the daily operations and planning for the Batesville office. He will also work with Mark Skelton, community president for Batesville, …

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  • C-Ridge eyes new preschool

    NEWARK — A new preschool at Newark Elementary could be in the Cedar Ridge School District’s future, but plans are far from being finalized. The Cedar Ridge School Board at its June meeting heard from Michael McBryde with Stephens Inc. and voted to issue $1,250,000 …

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  • Race forms in school elections

    The filing period for area school board elections ended noon Tuesday, but there is only one contested race, according to information from county clerk offices in Independence, Izard and Sharp counties. That three-way race will be held in Sharp County on the Highland School Board …

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  • Civil War group to hear female soldiers, spies

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Ruth Browning and Mary Hale will present a program entitled “C.S.A. Women Soldiers and Spies.” These sisters both live in …

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  • Izard historical group meet

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Izard County Senior Center on Highway 9 south of Brockwell. The meeting is open to the public. Guest speaker will be Holly Hope, a special projects historian with …

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  • Melbourne approves personnel

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board met in special session June 30 to hire personnel. Those who were offered contracts included cafeteria employees Vicki Tolar, a former custodial employee, and Peggy McSpadden along with daycare director Amanda Bledsoe, a former elementary teacher; elementary teacher Amy …

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  • Newark council moves meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council has moved its regular monthly meeting to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. The council normally meets the second Tuesday of the month.

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  • Cousins/Friends to meet Saturday

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE —The 28th annual Cousins & Friends Reunion will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church of Cherokee Village (south entrance), 175 Spur (watch for signs). “This year’s reunion will honor Anna Pearl Moore Roberts, surviving sister …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 30, 1995.

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  • Student awarded degree

    Meredith Leigh McKinney of Batesville has been awarded a bachelor of arts degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from Hendrix College in Conway, according to a news release. The daughter of Tim and Joan McKinney, she is a 2010 Batesville High School graduate and the …

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  • Local student receives doctorate

    ATLANTA —  A local resident has received a degree from the School of Law of Emory University in Atlanta at its 169th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Benjamin Wadley of Batesville received a doctor of law.

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  • Group wants term limits imposed on Congress

    A grassroots movement is working to bypass Congress and impose term limits on career politicians, saying the longer politicians are allowed to stay in office the more likely they are to become corrupt. Term Limits for U.S. Congress is an all-volunteer, non-partisan, national grassroots movement …

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