• Hendrix announces graduates

    CONWAY —  Hendrix College has announced the graduates of its 130th commencement ceremony, according to a news release. Area students include: Batesville — Emily Cailtin Barrett, with distinction; Meredith Leigh McKinney; and Lindsey Claire Steiner.

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  • Note becomes family’s ticket to U.S.

    PFEIFFER — A young couple forced to work in separate labor camps were later united and able to come to the United States after they found a note in a coat asking “How can we help you?” While most people only know of some of …

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  • 2 police cars hit in high-speed pursuit of stolen truck

    ASH FLAT — Hardy Police Chief Ernie Rose took a stolen vehicle report from Andy Frolos about 9:45 a.m. Monday and about 45 minutes later the green 1994 Ford Ranger pickup was involved in a high-speed chase, said Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts. The truck …

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  • Library to begin program

    The Independence County Library’s summer library program, called “Fizz, Boom, Read!” will begin Sunday and run through July 31. Children of all ages can register to participate at any time beginning Friday. A log book will record the titles of the books read this summer. …

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  • ‘Pickin’ for Paws’ scheduled

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Animal Rescue Effort will sponsor a “Pickin’ for Paws” musical event at 6 p.m. Saturday in the John E. Miller Building on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. Entertainment will be provided by Deadwood Groove and other musicians. A silent …

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  • Junk in the Gym set for Saturday

    EVENING SHADE — The Second Annual Junk in the Gym Extravaganza will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Evening Shade School Gymnasium, located on Main Street in Evening Shade. Vendors will display antiques, crafts, flea market goods, baked goods and other …

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  • Autism/Asperger’s group to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Participants will craft a birdhouse out of Popsicle sticks. Those attending should bring an …

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  • Bank announces promotions

    First Community Bank has announced the promotion of 15 employees in the organization’s Batesville region, according to Boris Dover, the bank’s president and chief operating officer. “First Community Bank is very fortunate to have an incredible team of professional bankers,” said Dover. “We understand that …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 27, 1994.

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  • Archery team fundraiser on target

    More than $20,000 has been raised through a fundraising project for Independence County archery teams, according to Susan Parker, Batesville School District CSH/Wellness Coordinator. The teams sold chances on a Bad Boy lawnmower which was donated by Bad Boy Mowers, Inc. and First Community Bank. …

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  • Highland High School wins state bass fishing title

    BULL SHOALS — The Highland High School team of Preston Wiles and Emma Johnson brought a five-bass limit to the scale Saturday weighing 11.57 pounds to win the 2014 Arkansas State High School Fishing Championship on Bull Shoals Lake. The win earned the team the …

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  • West K-Kids net awards

    The West Magnet Elementary K-Kids organization, which is part of Kiwanis International, was recently recognized by the Batesville Kiwanis Club for recent awards from the Missouri-Arkansas Kiwanis District. Several students placed first in the entire Missouri-Arkansas District of K-Kids. West K-Kids President Lily Gillihan was …

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