• Honor Roll – Concord Elementary

    CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Concord Elementary School, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Natalie Anderson, Kortlin Rogers, Deuce Whillock, Tanner Deckard; general — Gus Brackett, …

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  • Saving big brother – 8-year-old hailed as hero

    VIOLET HILL — An 8-year-old boy is being hailed a hero after he saved his 14-year-old brother’s life. Alida Mohlke said both her sons were playing outside late Sunday afternoon when the incident happened. Ethan was playing on a rope the boys hang upside down …

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  • Intimidator lands new contract

    Intimidator Inc., a local manufacturer of utility and multi-terrain vehicles, has signed a contract with Mahindra, a worldwide tractor manufacturer, to design and build a line of utility vehicles, Bob Stroud, chairman of the Independence County Economic Development Commission, announced on Thursday at its monthly …

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  • Woman faces charges after leaving accident

    Independence County officers were called to the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Thursday but when they arrived, all they found was a blue Chevrolet S10 pickup on its side in a ditch and the driver nowhere around. Deputy Aaron Moody said he found the …

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  • Eagle Mtn. celebrates Grandparents Day

    The chairs may have been small. The table too, but Kaye Harris wouldn’t have minded to stay all day. Her granddaughter, Eagle Mountain Magnet fifth-grader Ashlyn Harris, could have opted to sit at her classroom table with friends, but it was the seat between Kaye …

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  • News anchors to speak

    Husband and wife Aaron and Ashley Nolan will be speaking at the Old Independence Regional Museum at 2 p.m. Sunday. The KARK anchors will discuss how they balance their lives as new parents and news broadcasters. Ashley Ketz-Nolan, a Batesville native, earned a degree in …

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  • ‘Evening of Mystery and Murder’ to be presented

    The Batesville High School drama department’s Pioneer Players will present “An Evening of Mystery and Murder: Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe” Saturday and Sunday at the Water Street auditorium. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission …

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  • Grandparents’ breakfast set

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School District’s annual grandparents’ breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Nov. 14 for students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Cost for the meal is $1 per child and $1.75 for adults. The menu will include sausage, gravy, biscuits …

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  • John 3:16 selling smoked turkeys, hams, Boston butts

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and Boston butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and a Boston butt is $24.95 (prices include tax). Pickup will be Nov. 26, as the men …

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  • Digital literacy classes offered

    Free adult digital literacy classes will be offered at the Independence County Library in Batesville. One-hour classes will be held at 11 a.m. (computer basics) and noon (computer frequently asked questions) on Nov. 20. There is a limit of five students per class. To sign …

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  • Korman to speak at Harding

    SEARCY — A Young Adult Author Series program with author Gordon Korman will be held Friday and Saturday at Harding University in Searcy. Korman is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 75 children’s and young adult books. He has more …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 5, 1995.

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