• West Magnet’s Science Day

    West Magnet Elementary students participate in 4-H National Youth Science Day. Fourth-graders facilitated by Linda Latus, Independence County 4-H program assistant, and teacher Vaughanda Bowie designed and built an aerodynamic craft designed to deliver a pay load of food to natural disaster victims as part …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 31, 1995.

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  • Ozarka offers free GED classes

    MELBOURNE— Free GED classes are currently being offered at Ozarka College in Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View. Classes meet at Ozarka College in Melbourne on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Classes in Ash Flat are on Mondays …

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  • Choir students compete

    MELBOURNE — Choir students at Melbourne High School recently traveled to Nettleton to compete in Arkansas’ All-Region Choir tryouts, an event that strives to select the finest musicians and singers possible from secondary schools across the state. More than 350 choir students participated in the …

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  • SR students study watersheds

    SULPHUR ROCK — Students at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary recently gathered data for an environmental study in which they learned about the Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico watersheds. Baxter received a Louisiana Environmental Education Commission District 6 Grant to attend a workshop at the …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside High

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Sydney Bates, Alli Broadway, Alison Crawford, Thalia Cruz, Taylor Dale, Seanna Durham, …

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  • No to annexation, no to Democrats

    The people have spoken and don’t want Batesville to annex Southside, nor do they wish to be represented by Democrats. Republicans won every local race in Tuesday’s election and by more than 800 votes, Batesville residents and those in the proposed area voted against the …

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  • Lawrence wins

    MELBOURNE — Many incumbents, mostly Democrats were ousted in the Tuesday night elections but Izard County voters were happy with one: Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence faced Walter Hagan, a Republican, and unofficial results show he won with more than a 64 percent margin. …

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  • Sharp Co. coroner keeps seat

    ASH FLAT — More than 5,700 voters turned out to cast their votes in Sharp County, and like the majority of the state, they saw red. In a much-heated race eyed by many in surrounding counties, Republican Linda Collins-Smith beat Democrat James McLean for Senate …

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  • 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair begins Friday

    The 30th Annual Holiday Craft Fair sponsored by the Extension Homemakers Clubs of Independence County will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Commercial Building at the Independence County Fairgrounds. Several new vendors from the …

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  • Group encourages ‘Wear Purple Wednesdays’

    The Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is asking residents to participate in Wear Purple Wednesdays throughout this month. In 1983, President Ronald Reagan, who was later diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, designated November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. In 1997 President Bill Clinton named …

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  • Ozarka plans culinary courses for November

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will be hosting two culinary continuing education courses in November. Both classes will take place in the John E. Miller Education Complex in Melbourne. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. The first class will be “Holiday Makeover 2014,” according to …

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