• Students compete, win at conference

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students from Cave City and Cedar Ridge high schools and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, according to a news release. Industry leaders representing …

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  • School filings continue; race forms

    The filing period for September’s school board elections continued today, but as of 8:15 a.m., only one race marked the ballot, according to information from area county clerk offices. A race has formed in Sharp County on the Highland School Board for Position 4 between …

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  • Sharp GOP women to meet

    HARDY — The Sharp County Republican Women will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bob & Sandy’s BarBQ Restaurant, located at 5 JoJo in Hardy, at the top of the hill behind the motels and gas station. The meeting is open to the public. For …

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  • Music strikes chord with teen in blind program

    Working in a music store struck just the right chord with 17-year-old Andrew Summers of Newark, who was recently among teens graduating from Jump Start, a career development program for high school students who are blind or severely visually impaired. The unique program, which was …

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  • City council to consider water, sewer rates

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hear the third and final reading of an ordinance raising water and sewer rates and fees. The council plans to provide oversight of utility rates. The Main Street Batesville Streetscape Advisory …

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  • Group considers offer to buy parcels in industrial park

    The Batesville-Independence County Economic Development Corporation will meet at 4 p.m. today at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce to select officers and consider a cash offer to purchase certain parcels at the Batesville Industrial Park (not to be confused with the Batesville Business Park …

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  • Fair deadlines this week

    The online registration deadline for Independence County Fair exhibits in the educational building is today, announced Pam Lloyd with the fair board. Also, the deadline for the pageants and youth talent is Tuesday, “and we definitely need entries,” Lloyd said. “We will be at the …

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  • Water authority to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1401 Batesville Blvd. Agenda items include presentation of the 2013 annual audit, a manager’s report, approval of water and wastewater bills as well as review of June water and wastewater financial …

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  • AARP to discuss earthquakes

    The Batesville Chapter AARP will hold its regular luncheon meeting at the Catfish Wharf at noon Tuesday with a meal beginning at 11 a.m. AARP President Hank Rivers will give a presentation on earthquakes and says it’s a matter of “when and not if” the …

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  • Country quilters to host baby quilt workshop

    SALEM — Country Quilters will hold a baby quilt workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. Jan Slaughter, baby quilt chairman, will facilitate the “assembly line” program. The event is open to the public. Participants may …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1995.

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Dariela Alvarez, Ali Autry, Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Mackenzi Brown, Jonathan Clark, Olivia Clark, …

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