• Woman taken to jail alone

    A woman who claimed she had been hit in the nose and wanted the person to go to jail ended up going alone. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Shawn Stephens said he was called to 519 Stacey Drive for a possible disturbance and he met 51-year-old …

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  • Benefit set to help cancer patient

    OIL TROUGH — There will be a benefit fundraiser for Jeannie Hawkins Ivie to help with her expenses for treatment of ovarian cancer. The event will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Oil Trough Community Center. There will be chili, hot …

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  • Quorum court takes steps to courthouse elevator improvements

    The county is one step closer to getting an elevator at the Independence County Courthouse. Justices of the peace passed a resolution at Monday night’s quorum court meeting approving electrical improvements needed for the future installation of an elevator. County Judge Robert Griffin said the …

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  • Glass Slipper Project opens doors, provides free prom dresses

    The Batesville High School Glass Slipper Project is once again opening its doors to students to shop for dresses this prom season. The project, held on the bottom floor of the old middle school auditorium on Water Street, provides free dresses and accessories to Batesville …

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  • Museum to offer free programs

    The staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum will be hosting a free series of programs for seniors in 2014 on the last Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m., said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “The next program will be March 25 and will …

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  • Lyon workshop focuses on helping professors develop assessment skills

    In an effort to support the campus community members who are working on assessment reports, the Institutional Assessment Committee at Lyon College offered a hands-on workshop focusing on how to create and implement effective student learning outcomes for faculty and staff, especially those who have …

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  • Melbourne board approves calendar, submits waiver request

    MELBOURNE — Winter weather has meant 16 missed days for the Melbourne School District and now the school is seeking a waiver request from the Arkansas Department of Education for six of those days. “If the waiver is approved, our last day will be May …

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  • Head Start accepting applications

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will hold registration for Head Start, a free preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by Aug. 1. “NADC Head Start offers kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms; experienced, certified teachers; nutritious, USDA-approved meals; and children with …

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  • Area EHCs seek members

    Extension Homemakers clubs are partners with the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture-Extension. The clubs are educational and community service organizations located in 75 Arkansas counties. Their mission is to empower individuals and help families improve their quality of life. EH clubs use the latest …

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  • Artist’s work on displayed in Little Rock

    CALICO ROCK — Barbara Carlson, a fiber artist from Calico Rock, will have two of her portrait art quilts displayed in the Studio Art Quilt Associates Regional Exhibition in Little Rock. Carlson is an art quilting teacher and specializes in portrait quilts. Members in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 3, 1994.

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  • Heber Springs student wins at symposium

    HOT SPRINGS — Kevin Fialkowski, a senior from Heber Springs, won first place in the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts West Central Regional Science Fair and Senior Research Symposium, according to a news release. The two competitions are the culmination of yearlong …

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