• Diabetes support group to meet

    A diabetes support group meeting will be at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The meeting is hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central and is free and open to the public. For more …

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  • Ozarka awards certificates

    MELBOURNE  — Ozarka College conferred  proficiency and technical certificates during its recent spring commencement ceremony. Students eligible to participate were those who had completed programs in December 2012, May 2013 or who plan to complete during the summer 2013 terms. Of those who graduated, 38 …

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  • Paull receives law degree

      Megan Paull of Batesville, who currently lives in Little Rock, has graduated with her juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law. She received her bachelor of arts in criminal justice with a double minor in legal studies and anthropology from …

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  • Student added to Dean’s List

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the Dean’s List. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester and at least a 3.50 grade point average (on …

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  • Local named UCA Schedler Honors scholar

    CONWAY — The Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Schedler Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day …

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  • Arkansas Tech University announces graduates

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has released a certified list of 1,687 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus during the 2012-13 academic year. Arkansas Tech awarded 208 degrees during its August 2012 commencement ceremony, 559 degrees during its December 2012 commencement ceremonies and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1994.

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  • Sheriff’s office retires flags

    MELBOURNE — The first time they donned their military uniforms they were much younger, but even though the years have passed their patriotism has not wavered. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said the annual flag burning event was held Friday at the Izard County Sheriff’s …

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  • Man suffers skull fracture

    A 40-year-old Bald Knob man was discovered lying in the front yard of a home in the 3700 block of Camp Tahkodah Road, around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to police reports, Justin Johnson, 31, and a friend, Joey Barber, 30, were drinking beer and playing …

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  • Steamboat has possibilities

    A steamboat that once traveled the White, Cache and Mississippi rivers from the 1930s through the ’60s could again find itself at home along the White in Batesville, attracting visitors and future attractions surrounding it, if ideas and plans come together as Bob Pest hopes …

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  • Stolen property recovered; hunt still on for pistol thief

    HEBER SPRINGS — Last week, officers from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office and the Greers Ferry Police Department recovered a Kawasaki Mule and a golf cart which had been reported stolen from the Greers Ferry area, according to a news release from Sheriff Marty Moss. …

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  • Reception to honor employee of 51 years

    Cora Sue Jackson will be honored at a reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday hosted by Stanley Wood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram at the General Motors dealership location at 1674 Batesville Blvd. “We want to invite everyone …

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