• Two additional AmeriCorps members are sought

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project is currently seeking AmeriCorps members to provide tutoring services, according to a news release. Members serve 20 hours a week in exchange for a monthly stipend and an educational award. AmeriCorps members who complete one year of service receive an …

    Read More

  • Pecans, other nuts for sale

    The Independence County Conservation District has announced its annual nut sale. Offerings and prices are: Fancy Mammoth Pecan halves and pieces in one pounds ($8.50) and five pounds ($42.50); Five pounds of raw peanuts, $14 a bag; One pound of cashews for $8 and one …

    Read More

  • Memorial scholarship applications being accepted

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Wayburn Watson Memorial scholarships. Two recipients will be selected and will each be awarded $250 for fall 2014 and $250 for spring 2015. In May 2013, the first annual Wayburn Watson Memorial Calf Roping …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 4, 1995.

    Read More

  • Harding students commemorate 9/11

    SEARCY — Student representatives from the Harding University organizations Pi Sigma Alpha and the American Studies Institute joined in a collaborative effort to honor the victims of 9/11. Through their annual memorial display, students placed flags from each country representing each victim affected by the …

    Read More

  • Grinder pumps fuel economic growth

    Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in the Fall 2014 issue of Pump Source, a supplement to Water & Wastes Digest. This article is reprinted with permission of Water & Wastes Digest, a Scranton Gillette Communications publication (copyright 2014).   Arkansas city installs low-pressure sewer …

    Read More

  • Candy bars cause evac at call center

    An evacuation at the Access Arkansas call center on White Drive in Batesville Tuesday morning was the result of two king-sized Hershey’s chocolate bars that had melted. The center received a piece of mail in a white standard-sized envelope addressed to management staff that had …

    Read More

  • Highway worker injured in fatal curve

    One month after a highway department worker was killed on East Main Street — a second has been injured in another accident at the same spot. Emergency responders were dispatched to an accident in the curve of East Main and Highland, where 57-year-old Ernest Duwayne …

    Read More

  • Gun jammed before man could shoot brother

    The man who got shot at Lock 2 on the White River Dam wasn’t talking, but his friend who took him to the hospital sure was. When Cpl. Fred Friar with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office arrived at White River Medical Center on Aug. 27, …

    Read More

  • 12 animals set to be euthanized

    Twelve counts of animal cruelty were given to a 47-year-old Batesville woman after Independence County sheriff’s officers removed seven cats and five dogs from her home. Deputy Jeff Adam said he was called to 250 Antioch Road in reference to a welfare check on some …

    Read More

  • Firefighters getting much-needed equipment with tax dollars

    In times of emergency, minutes count and having a fire truck break down on the way to a fire or firefighters working with sub par equipment is simply not acceptable. In November 2012 local voters passed a half-cent firefighter tax that was split amongst the …

    Read More

  • Downtown to host farmers market this weekend

    Historic Batesville’s Main Street Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the pocket park on Main Street. The event will include a yoga class from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and a kids’ yoga session from 9 to 9:45 a.m., both …

    Read More