• Body found in river is that of missing teen

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — A 14-year-old northeast Arkansas girl who has been missing for more than two months has been found dead in a river, authorities said Monday. The body found Saturday in the Black River was identified as that of Sidney Nicole Randall of …

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  • School Choice tops agenda

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school library to approve Freedom of School Choice applicants and discuss a kindergarten center project, said Superintendent Steven Green. Approval of a facilities planner contract will also be discussed. …

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  • Masons to host blood drive

    The American Red Cross and the Batesville Masonic Lodge will hold a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Lodge, 985 Batesville Blvd. across from the north end of the Batesville Regional Airport. Breakfast and lunch will be served free to …

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  • Neighbors hold woman until officer arrives

    Neighbors stopped a possible theft and held a woman until a police officer arrived Saturday, resulting in the arrest of a Concord woman, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Alexa Rae Watts, 26, was detained by neighbors after they found her …

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  • Wallace awarded scholarship for fall

      NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn., has awarded a scholarship to Luke Wallace for the fall semester. Wallace is the son of Cindy Gray and Dwight Wallace, and the grandson of Bill and Lupe Gray of Batesville.

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  • WBC names graduates

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College awarded degrees to 111 graduates during its 2013 baccalaureate and commencement exercises May 4. A crowd of more than 1,000 filled WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center for the ceremony. Dr. Gary Hollingsworth, pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Little Rock was …

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  • Lyon College holds art exhibit

    HEBER SPRINGS — A photography exhibit by Lyon College students is on display at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs through the end of May. The photographs were shot in a grid-like fashion emulating British artist David Hockey, who first made the …

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  • Library accepting donations to ease ‘growing pains’

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Library is experiencing “growing pains” and is planning to place additional shelving units for the growing number of selections available to patrons, according to a press release. To help out, Ash Flat resident Ina Gill, a member of the …

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  • Southside hosts countywide 4-H activity day

    SOUTHSIDE — The countywide 4-H activity day event was held April 22 at Southside Middle School with 41 4-H’ers participating. The contests included tree identification, seed identification, ornamental horticulture identification, entomology and dairy recipe. First-place winners will be eligible to compete at the Regional O’Rama …

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  • Driver’s ed to be taught

    Driver’s education classes will begin at 8 a.m. June 3 in Room 03 at Batesville High School. To register call Teonia Gott at (870) 793-6846 or Stu Smith at (870) 612-3974.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 13, 1993.

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  • Thompson retires

    Dec. 3, 1979. He was 22, still a little wet behind the ears and more than ready for his first official job assignment in Sharp County. Even though he didn’t know a soul the young state trooper was excited and had been given a word …

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