• UACCB to host benefit yard sale

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Multicultural Student Organization will host a yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2485 Harrison St., rain or shine. A wide variety of items will be available with proceeds benefiting Dr. Tony Garrett, UACCB …

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  • Personnel matter to be discussed

    The Batesville School Board will meet in special session at 5:30 tonight in the administration board room for a personnel hearing. The board will also continue discussion of fire alarm bids for the Sulphur Rock campus and the district’s state-required fire alarm inspection. Meetings are …

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  • Citizens Bank adds senior VP

    Pam Jones, a longtime banking executive in Arkansas and Mississippi, has joined the staff of Citizens Bank in the newly created role of senior vice president of loan operations, according to a news release. Jones assumed responsibility for Citizens Bank’s Note Department, Loan Processing and …

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  • Melbourne school hires communications director

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District has hired a communications director and parent involvement, according to a news release. Randy Williams will coordinate the district’s efforts to maintain contact with the parents, students, media and the community. “Randy’s primary focus is to maintain a positive …

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  • Area students attend conference

    Four area students were among more than 60 who participated in Arkansas State University’s College of Agriculture and Technology student leadership conference in September. The conference is designed to help new and returning students prepare to effectively lead their campus organizations and also to provide …

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  • Two women to celebrate 90 years

    Vergie Reed Vergie Hoover Reed will celebrate her 90th birthday with a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Mountain Meadows Nursing and Rehab Center, located at 1680 Batesville Blvd. in Batesville. Reed was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Wolf Bayou, to Henry and …

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  • Historical society to hold meeting

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Historical Society will have its fall quarterly meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday at First National Banking Company Community Room in Ash Flat. Parking and entrance are at the rear of the building. Guest speaker Mary Cooper Miller, a member of …

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  • Parkinson’s group to meet

    The White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host a seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in Suite B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging, located inside White River Medical Center at Batesville. Several speakers will discuss Parkinson’s. The …

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  • Creech family reunion slated at Hutchinson Mountain

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Descendants and other relatives of Jeff Creech and Ora Lee Ellis Creech, formerly of the Hutchinson Mountain community, will have a reunion at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. The event is open to all friends and family. For more …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 15, 1995.

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  • Chubby Menard Pancake Day is Thursday

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club estimates that it has served more than 100,000 pancakes in the 40-plus years it has been hosting the annual Chubby Menard Pancake Day. The day is named in honor of Chubby Menard who was elected president of the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Deer hunter shot

    Brothers Ronald and Donald Jenkins were deer hunting Saturday morning when Ronald heard a nearby gunshot and a scream. His brother had been shot. Independence County Deputy Michael Calendar said the brothers, ages 61 and 60, respectively, were hunting just east of Batesville around 9:45 …

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