• Icy weather fouls school’s plans — again

    CAVE CITY — Before this latest round of icy weather hit, Cave City School District’s administrators had sent a request to the state Department of Education for a waiver for four instructional days and planned to attend school on one Saturday in order to, if …

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  • ‘Back on Broadway’ coming to Batesville

    Broadway will come to Batesville on Friday with “Back on Broadway,” the fourth show in the performing arts series presented by the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Student Government Association and First Community Bank. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with the show …

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  • Political races form

    Four races for justice of the peace have formed in Independence County after the filing period for the May 20 primary election ended at noon Monday, according to information from the county clerk’s office. Two of those are three-way races. JP District 3 incumbent Brent …

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  • Club presentation postponed

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Due to the weather and poor road conditions, the Spring River Gem & Mineral Club’s presentation “Birth of the Ozarks” originally set for 10 a.m. Thursday has been postponed, said President Lynn Maxedon. The scheduled speaker, Freda Cruse Hardison of Stone County, …

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  • Greers Ferry Power Plant to be taken offline for repairs

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, will be taking the Greers Ferry Power Plant offline Monday through April 24 for necessary repairs. Throughout the outage, one turbine will continuously release about 300 to 500 cubic feet per second into the Little …

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  • 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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