• Sons of Confederate Veterans set essay contest

    The Arkansas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is hosting a $500 scholarship essay contest open to all Arkansas high school juniors and seniors as well as home-school students. Essays are due in by March 27. Eligible essay topics will focus on any part …

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  • Burn ban lifted

    The burn ban in Independence County has been lifted, according to Judge Robert Griffin.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 27, 1994.

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  • Izard gallery continues to grow

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriffs’ Photo Gallery continues to grow. Helen Perryman of Calico Rock provided pictures of R.L. Landers and Roll Landers, another father-and-son team who served as sheriff of Izard County, according to Tate Lawrence. R.L. Landers served as sheriff from 1869-1872, …

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  • Groundbreaking rescheduled

    The city of Batesville has rescheduled its groundbreaking for the new community center and aquatics facility for 2 p.m. Friday at Fitzhugh Park. The event was changed from Monday due to the weather.

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  • Fairview Baptist to host revival

    VIOLET HILL — Fairview Baptist Church in Violet Hill will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday with old-time preaching. The evangelist will be Tony Hutson, pastor of Middle Tennessee Baptist Church. The event is open to the public. For more information or …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes drink and dessert and is $10 for those 12 and older and free for children under 11. Takeouts will be …

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  • Author to sign book

    Monika Rone will sign copies of her children’s book, “Elisabeth Feels,” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paper Chase Book Store, located at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville. The book is about a girl who has been abused and her path to …

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  • ASU announces honor students

    JONESBORO — More than 2,200 students have been named to the Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for the 2013 fall semester at Arkansas State University. The two lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit hours of …

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  • Honor Roll – Midland Elementary School

    FLORAL — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year at Midland Elementary School in Floral, according to a news release: Third: Emily Archer, Wyatt Arnold, Miranda Barnhouse, Dakota Brown, Carys Clark, Madyson Colvin, Kaitlyn Deal, …

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  • Luetschwager named Officer of the Year

    The first day on the job Brian Luetschwager saw action not even a seasoned police officer wants to deal with. The incident that caused him to use force only drove him to want to become a better police officer and because of that he was …

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  • Remembering G.G. Rutherford loved all things Batesville

    Not many people can say they have a friendship that spans nearly 90 years, but G.G. Rutherford did — he had two of them. G.G., Jim Barnett and Dr. Robert A. “Lit” Craig “were kids together, were teenagers together, raised their families together and grew …

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