• Bradley to celebrate 90th birthday

    Arlene Lance Bradley will celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday. She is a resident of Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home in Batesville, where she enjoys reading the Guard, talking with her friends and watching Wheel of Fortune. Bradley is originally from Cord. She was a homemaker for …

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  • Jennings Lane to be closed

    Spurlock Inc. will be closing Jennings Lane starting Monday, Batesville city officials have announced. “They will be placing sewer line across the street and are unsure how long it will take, due to depth and rock,” City Engineer Damon Johnson said. Based in Searcy, Spurlock …

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  • Council to hear second reading of utility rate ordinance

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes the second reading of an ordinance to modify water and sewer rates, a resolution to apply for an Outdoor Recreation Grant from Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism, a …

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  • Halter workshop set

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Ruff Riders will host a workshop about showing halter horses and showmanship at halter at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sharp County Fair Arena. Kathy Austin will be the instructor. 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 Jan. 12, 1995.

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  • Pageant deadline nears

    CAVE CITY — The 35th annual Cave City Watermelon Pageant will be June 27 and 28 in the Cave City High School cafeteria. To be eligible for competition, a contestant must be a full-time resident of one of the following counties; Sharp, Independence, Lawrence, Fulton …

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  • Salado Baptist homecoming set

    SALADO — Salado Baptist Church will have homecoming Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon. The gospel group Beebe Believers will perform at 1:30 p.m.

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  • Three receive accreditation

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Veterans Outreach Ministries of Pleasant Plains has announced the recent accreditation of three members as Veterans Administration claims agents. Receiving their VA accreditation are Paul Bunn of Bradford, Benjy Rook of Searcy and Bobby Bowman of Greenbrier. By federal law, an …

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  • Farm Bureau donates $2,500 to campaign

    MELBOURNE — The Board of Farm Bureau Insurance has committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Its contribution will pay to furnish an area in the Student Services Center on the Melbourne campus. In December 2013, Ozarka College broke ground on …

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  • Local trap winners announced

    The following is a list of winners of trap tournaments held at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex last weekend. Winners of Saturday’s John H. Hickman Foundation shoot were: 1st Flight: 1st Place – Clay Crushers – Blake Caldwell, Shawn Caldwell, Randy Lamons, Sawyer Keller, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This Ball-Barnett family photo was taken about 1906-07 in front of the Ball Farmhouse near Batesville. They are (standing, from left) Lockie Ball Barnett, Ira Nelson Barnett, Simon Adler Ball, George Cornelius, Charles W. Barnett, Washington Monroe Ball, William Franklin Ball and Bessie McDonald (Mrs. …

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  • Mt. Pleasant grad earns degree

      POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Christopher Morgan of Sidney graduated from College of the Ozarks, Point Lookout, Missouri, during recent 2014 commencement exercises. Morgan received a bachelor of science in computer science. He is a Mount Pleasant High School graduate. This year, 321 students participated …

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