• Mabry discusses working in China

    A year and a half ago Ed Mabry, former Independence County economic development director, took a job as a global business consultant for Asia, and at Friday’s Kiwanis Club meeting he talked about what it was like working thousands of miles from home. Mabry travels …

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  • Crews find bodies of siblings in Greers Ferry Lake

    HEBER SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities have recovered the bodies of a brother and sister who drowned while swimming in Greers Ferry Lake over the weekend. The Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office says divers recovered the bodies of 26-year-old Chetana Armbya and 33-year-old Narain Armbya on Monday …

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  • Multi-family yard sale to benefit fire department

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Area Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will have a multi-family yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday at the park in Sulphur Rock. All proceeds will go toward equipment for the fire department. Anyone who has items to donate may call …

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  • School’s sidewalks to benefit from $44K grant

    Central Magnet Elementary will soon make use of a $44,000 grant for the reconstruction and addition to its existing sidewalk thanks to the Arkansas Safe Routes to School program The grant was written as part of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce’s grant writing contract …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 25, 1994.

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  • Social media seminar offered by chamber of commerce/ASU

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce with the Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center is offering a “Five Steps for Social Media Marketing Success” seminar 1-4 p.m. July 10 at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. …

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  • Eaton to be certified storm ready

    SEARCY (AP) — The National Weather Service will recognize a Searcy company as a member of its StormReady Supporters program. The designation recognizes businesses and non-governmental facilities that incorporate specific items into their severe weather plans. Eaton Corp.’s Searcy office will be recognized July 22. …

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  • One road opens; another closes

    ASH FLAT — West Prosperity Road in south Sharp County will reopen Monday after being closed several days for bridge repairs, said Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne. Another road in south Sharp County will close on Monday, Melbourne said. “Fairview Road at Grange Road will be …

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  • Museum to offer day camp

    Old Independence Regional Museum will host a day camp exploring pioneer life from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. July 23-26. Through hands-on activities and demonstrations campers will experience some of the work and play of frontier life and will discover what it was like for families who …

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  • Family reunions announced

    Ford family The families of George W. Ford and Nettie Carpenter Ford will have a family reunion from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. The event is open to all family and …

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  • Club News

    Sharp County 4-H SEARCY — Every Sharp County 4-H member participating in the District 4-H Horse Show at Searcy on June 25 placed, sponsor Nancy Orr said. Results are as follows: Kyle Manning, second in open gaited, third in senior poles and first in keyhole; …

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  • UCA releases honor lists

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2013 semester. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students …

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