• Fundraiser raises $175K

    Guests at the third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball showed outstanding support for Lyon College’s Annual Scholarship Fund, raising more than $175,000, according to organizers. The event was held Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. “We couldn’t do this …

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  • State: 75 districts want snow-day waivers

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Education says 75 school districts and charter schools have requested waivers to reduce the number of snow days that must be made up this year. Department spokeswoman Kimberly Friedman says the Arkansas Board of Education will consider …

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  • Newark postpones meeting

    NEWARK — The Newark City Council meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed, according to Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston. A rescheduled date has not been set.

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  • EIA verification class set

    SIDNEY — The Sidney Community Center will hold a free Equine Infectious Anemia verification class at 6 p.m. March 18 for anyone wanting to become a certified EIA verifier. The class is free. Those who become EIA verified can administer what is known as the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 20, 1994.

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  • Ask a Master Gardener: Vegetable gardens

    I am new to Batesville, what can I plant in my vegetable garden in February? Depending on where you live in Independence County, your average last frost is between April 1 and 15. However, there are many veggies that are considered cool-weather crops and can …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames MORRILTON — The 61st annual State Conference of the Arkansas Society Colonial Dames of the XVII Century was held recently at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute, Petit Jean Mountain. Mary Place Chapter was hostess for the event. Presiding over the conference was Mary Miller …

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  • Frog-listening workshop planned for Thursday

    ASH FLAT — Ozarka College at Ash Flat will hold a frog-listening workshop from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday and March 20. The course is free and open to the public. Tom Krohn, Arkansas regional coordinator for FrogWatch USA, will instruct the course. Students will learn to …

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  • Civil War group to meet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. William Baker will present a program entitled “How Robert E. Lee Lost Arlington.” A native of Newport, Baker was employed …

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  • Construction set to begin on $22M project

    By this time next year, Batesville’s new $22 million community center should be nearing completion with a ribbon cutting being held by the summer or fall of 2015. On Friday, the first dirt was ceremonially dug at the site of the new community center and …

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  • Arrest made in robbery

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The first person officers suspected of robbing the bank ended up being the right suspect. Cherokee Village Chief of Police Rick Crook said he spoke with 29-year-old Sara Holloway shortly after First National Banking Company in Cherokee Village was robbed Thursday morning …

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  • Car-school bus crash kills one

    NEWPORT — A woman who drove into a stopped school bus near Quitman on Friday died as a result of the accident, according to Arkansas State Trooper Cpl. Mark Holland. A small child in the vehicle with the driver, identified as Martha Bearden, 54, of …

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