• Reception planned for Love’s 91st birthday

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Alphea Love will celebrate her 91st birthday with a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pleasant Community Center. Refreshments will be served. The event will be hosted by her family. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. She …

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  • Chaney Drive closed

    Chaney Drive in Batesville will be closed until further notice while repairs are made to the road damaged by recent storms and flooding, city officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Lyon sets graduation

    Lyon College will hold its 2014 commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Saturday on the Brown Chapel South Lawn, according to a news release. In case of rain, graduation will be held in the gym. Baccalaureate will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel.

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  • Cave City student named state winner

    ShaNae Snow, a junior at Cave City High School, was named the Arkansas state winner of the Interscholastic Star Student Recognition Award for 2013-14. She received the award during a recent luncheon in Little Rock, according to a news release. Snow is actively involved in …

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  • Heasley Prize winning novelist visits Lyon

    Write a monster, not a grape. This is the advice Tony Earley gives his creative writing students at Vanderbilt University, which he passed on to students at Lyon College during a recent public interview session. “Imagine how gross it would feel to step on a …

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  • Taylor named to council

    ROGERS — Independence County District Judge Chaney Taylor was elected secretary-treasurer of the District Judges Council at the recent spring District Judges’ College, according to a news release. Taylor has been on the District Judges’ Council Board since 2012 as 1st Congressional District representative and …

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  • 24 students honored

    Twenty-four Lyon students were named to the Who’s Who Among American College and Universities during a Student Life Awards ceremony April 25. Area students include Caitlin Campbell, Kaylin Cesarski and Alex Patrono-Smith, all of Batesville; Anna Mickler of Mountain View; and Elizabeth Taylor of Locust …

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  • May declared Historic Preservation Month

    Batesville Mayor Rick Elumbaugh, Cave City Mayor Ronald Burge and Sharp County Judge Larry W. Brown are among 112 officials in 60 counties who have declared May as Historic Preservation Month, according to a news release. “The theme of Historic Preservation Month 2014 is ‘New …

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  • Breastfeeding support offered by state department of health

    Arkansas Department of Health has designated Mother’s Day as an opportunity to support breastfeeding mothers and has offered some guidelines. According to statistics, two-thirds of new mothers who decide to breastfeed quit within the first few weeks or months after giving birth because of lack …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 29, 1994.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of the American Revolution The Independence County Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held its April meeting recently, called to order by regent Anne Moore, who welcomed members and led the ritual. She was also the hostess for the meeting. The Pledge of Allegiance was …

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  • Ozarka students participate in strategic planning initiatives

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College planning officials invited students from its four-county service area to participate in a preliminary strategic planning session, held April 24. Ozarka College administration enlisted the support of students in the first of several planning sessions aimed at garnering stakeholder feedback. “We …

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