• Commanding officer speaks about service

    In the summer of 1972, Bob Carius left behind his wife and six children and headed to a mine field in the Western Pacific. Now a retired rear admiral of the United States Navy, Carius spoke about his time as a commanding officer of the …

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  • Man wanted for DHS fraud

    Using fraudulent information to gain state assistance from the Department of Human Services in July has resulted in a felony warrant being issued for 35-year-old Donnie K. Cunningham of Cord, according to a court affidavit. In the court document Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy …

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  • C-Ridge approves contracts

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board in a brief meeting Nov. 18 hired personnel and approved business contracts. Erica Trammel and Kim Norris have been hired to substitute teach in the after-school program at Cord-Charlotte Elementary, Michelle Green as extra help as needed at …

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  • Prayer shawl group to meet

    BETHESDA — The Prayer Shawl group at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church is now meeting at 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month. Those who would like to learn to knit or crochet or who already have these skills are welcome. Besides …

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  • Honor Rolls – Southerner Achievers

    SOUTHSIDE — The students listed below made the Southerner Achiever list for the first nine weeks of the 2014-15 school year at Southside Elementary School, according to a news release. Criteria for the list includes: students must have all A’s and B’s, meet or exceed …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 16, 1995.

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  • Thanksgiving gospel concert planned

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Pam Setser and Donny Catron will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the White Oak Theatre at the Ozark Folk Center State Park. The concert is a long tradition of Thanksgiving night gospel concerts at the park. Setser is known …

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  • Husband, children find reasons to be thankful amid sorrow

    Even in her final days Margaret McMillin found much to be thankful for. Good knees were one. ———— Except for over the Internet, Keith and Margaret McMillin had never even seen the house that would become their home on Chamblee Drive when they moved from …

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  • Driver charged after crash

    Injuries at a crash site resulted in one being charged after the driver refused to comply with the on-duty officer. Independence County Deputy Michael Darr said he was called to the wreck on Kelly Road Sunday and was told by dispatch that the caller said …

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  • West librarian nets national recognition; Batesville to purchase new track equipment

    One of Batesville School District’s own is receiving statewide recognition. West Magnet Elementary library media specialist Ashley Cooksey has been awarded the Retta Patrick Award from the Arkansas Library Association and on Monday was among two staff members recognized at the Batesville School Board’s monthly …

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  • School looking into claims bus driver slammed brakes

    The Batesville School District is investigating claims that a student was hurt when a school bus driver slammed the brakes Wednesday, according to published reports. A parent, Dewayne Taylor, told KAIT8 that his two daughters got off the bus and ran straight inside to tell …

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  • Southside hopes funding will spark interest in science

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Middle School has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education and will use the money to update lab equipment by purchasing Chromebooks and Full Option Science System (FOSS) modules. These advancements will transform learning for students in the classroom. …

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