• Southerners set homecoming

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School will celebrate its homecoming Friday at Stewart Field with a coronation ceremony to begin at 6:15 p.m. and the game against the Riverview Raiders to start at 7. “We hope all Southerner patrons and alumni will attend this year’s homecoming …

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  • Batesville board OKs plans, budget cuts

    The Batesville School Board is seeking answers. In a special meeting on Friday afternoon, the board agreed to authorize Jackson Brown Palculict architects of Little Rock to proceed with official blueprints, drawing specifications and other plans to accurately depict the repair of the Sulphur Rock …

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  • Citywide yard sales set

    Concord CONCORD — Concord will have a city wide yard sale Friday and Saturday. In case of rain, the sale will be Oct. 10 and 11. For more information call (870) 668-3798 or 668-3315.   Melbourne MELBOURNE — The annual fall city of Melbourne communitywide …

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  • Heber Springs Chamber to host business expo

    HEBER SPRINGS — The 12th Annual Business Expo will be hosted by the Heber Springs Chamber of Commerce from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Heber Springs Community Center. The theme this year is “Rev Up Your Business,” and exhibitors are encouraged to …

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  • Ozarka to host book sale

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will host its annual Friends of the Paul Weaver Library book sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday in the lobby of the John E. Miller building. The sale will feature hundreds of books of …

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  • Cedar Ridge awarded $30K grant for play area

    CHARLOTTE — Cord-Charlotte Elementary School has again been awarded a $30,000 Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grant, this time to renovate a play area on campus. The award is made possible and supported by Gov. Mike Beebe and the Arkansas Tobacco Excise Tax created by Arkansas …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 21, 1995.

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  • Monthly meeting announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department will have its monthly and annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the fire station. The meeting is open to everyone in the fire district. For more information call Dortha Sparks at (870) 799-3067.

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  • Independence County holds annual 4-H Awards Program

    Independence County 4-H’ers held their 2014 4-H Awards & Recognition Banquet on Sept. 16 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall with 152 in attendance. The county 4-H’ers, leaders and clubs received awards for work during the past year. Awards were …

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  • Melbourne school to implement Chromebooks

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District is putting technology in the hands of its students after the recent purchase of 140 notebook computers in response to the growing need for such media in the classroom. With the new Common Core standards being implemented across the …

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  • Area woman mauled by dog

    CAVE CITY — Police arrived to find a Cave City woman killed by her pet pit bull Friday afternoon after her daughter called 911 advising the dog was attacking her mother. Sharp County police dispatch received the call at about 2:16 p.m. from the victim’s …

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  • Crash claims one, injures five others

    One woman was killed and five people injured in a head-on crash on Watson Road Saturday, according to a report filed by Sgt. Shawn Stephens with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Brenda Kay Jackson, 63, of North Vaughn Street, Sulphur Rock, died in the accident, …

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