• Road closing Monday

    County road work will require that Jamestown Loop be closed to traffic on Monday. The closing will be from the junction with Locust Grove Road and continuing south for 1 1/2 miles, according to the Independence County Judge’s Office. Closing times will be from 8:30 …

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  • Council reviews reports, bills

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council held heard a general discussion of business including monthly reports when it met recently, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The aldermen also reviewed monthly bills.

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  • Benefit dinner scheduled

    A barbecue sandwich dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. July 12 at Pilgrims Rest Baptist Church, located at 2935 Bethesda Road near Batesville. The meal includes a pork or chicken sandwich, coleslaw, potato salad, baked beans, dessert and a drink. The cost …

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  • Jacksonport State Park hosts exhibition

    JACKSONPORT — The Hugo and Gayne Preller’s House of Light traveling exhibition opens at 10 a.m. July 12 at Jacksonport State Park, with a short presentation and book signing by curator Chris Engholm and the couple’s granddaughter, Gayne Preller Schmidt. The exhibition recounts Hugo and …

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  • CPR/first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. July 14 at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the cost of the textbook and CPR card. To register call …

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  • Midland teachers named STAR educators

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Six teachers at the Midland School District have been named STAR Discovery Educators by the Discovery Educator Network, a global community of educators who seek to integrate digital media learning tools into the classroom, according to a news release. The STAR educators …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 1, 1995.

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  • Izard Singing Convention slated for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Memorial Auditorium, located at 4243 Highway 9 North at Brockwell. Students of the annual music school held recently are welcome to bring their song book and join in. For more …

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  • Vacation bible schools set

    Smithville Baptist SMITHVILLE — Smithville Baptist Church will have its vacation Bible school from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday through July 16. This year’s theme is “Weird Animals — Where Jesus’ Love is One of a Kind.” The event is for children age 3 through …

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  • Spring River Artist Guild to present pastel workshop

    HARDY — Spring River Artists Guild will present the Soft/Semi-soft Pastels Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 16 and 17 at Hardy City Hall, located at 124 Woodland Hills Road in Hardy. The instructor will be Deborah Lively. Cost of the workshop is …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville High School, according to a news release: Tenth: all A’s — Mason Armstrong, Emily Cambias, Haley Cole, Kyler Dickey, Kaitlin Fielder, Nick Garcia, Devanie Garner, Edith …

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  • St. Bernard’s awards scholarships

    Ten nursing and health care professions students were recently selected to receive scholarships for the fall semester, totaling $20,000 from the St. Bernards Auxiliary, according to a news release. Among them is Amber Jones of Batesville. Three of the recipients are working on master’s degrees …

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