• Ozarka confers associate degrees

    MELBOURNE  — Ozarka College conferred associate degrees 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 earned magna …

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  • Kiwanis awards 3 scholars

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Three Highland High School seniors were recently awarded scholarships courtesy of the Cherokee Village Kiwanis Club. Anna Huscher received the CV Kiwanis Key Club Scholarship. She will attend the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville and major in nursing. Britney Bair received the CV Kiwanis …

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  • Two graduate from MSU

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — A total of 1,829 bachelor’s degrees, 528 master’s degrees, eight specialist degrees and 39 doctorate degrees were conferred during spring commencement at Missouri State University, according to a news release. Scholastic honors were given to 114 students who graduated summa cum laude …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 10, 1994.

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  • Wanting jumpstart on career 16-year-old prepares for college

    Makayla Candler knew in elementary school she wanted to be a psychologist who works with children. She also knew it would require about 14 years of college to get there. “I knew if I wanted to go to school that long I had better get …

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  • Man accused of assaulting father, son

    MELBOURNE — Breaking into a home and allegedly assaulting the homeowner and his son has landed a Dolph man behind bars. Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said Dennis Reed Stowers first wrecked his vehicle by running it into a pole late Thursday night and then …

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  • Inmate walks off from work detail on two occasions

    An Independence County inmate left his work detail twice in a three-day period, according to reports from the sheriff’s office. On Thursday, community service worker Edgar Mario Ibarra, 25, walked away from the recycling center while wearing orange jail clothing. He was later seen running …

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  • Batesville man killed in Sunday crash

    A 54-year-old Batesville man was killed in a one-vehicle accident on McHue Road 7 a.m. Sunday. Joseph Moody was pronounced dead at the scene, from injuries sustained in the accident, according to a report from Deputy Robert Moser with the the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. …

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  • Fair seeks commercial vendors

    Commercial vending spaces at the Independence County Fair are now available for rental, according to Linda Baxter, chairwoman of commercial exhibits. “Replies and calls are coming in daily,” she said. “We are still excited about our air conditioning and the new improvements to our commercial …

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  • Easement to be discussed

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 tonight in the district’s at maintenance building at 2473 E. Main St. The board will hear maintenance and transportation reports, to accept bids for student athletic insurance, commodity bids and one to replace lights at Pioneer Stadium. …

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  • Police called to clinic for man rolling on ground

    A Batesville man got a ride to jail after officers were called to Sherwood Urgent Care early Friday morning after he was seen talking to himself and rolling around on the ground. When police arrived, Raymond Scott West, 35, of Ross Street, told them he …

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  • Ozarka sets summer GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The  Adult Education Department at Ozarka College is offering summer GED classes at Ozarka College campuses in Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mammoth Spring. Class times are Mondays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Ash Flat, Room 109; Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m, Mammoth Spring, Room 106; Wednesdays …

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