• Big brothers, sisters wanted

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Arkansas (BBBS) will host three free lunches beginning at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Thursday in the George Rider Community Room at First Community Bank’s Main Branch location. The luncheon is for anyone interested in learning more about …

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  • Man on the run arrested in Mo.

    MELBOURNE — A man on the run for several weeks has been arrested in Missouri, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Ricky Ray Lake, 34, of Melbourne was arrested in the Ozark, Mo., area. Lake had a felony failure to appear warrant in Izard …

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  • Class helps new businesses start off on ‘right foot’

    Once again, individuals who are interested in opening their own business will have someone to help walk them through the process. A six-night program entitled “Operation Jump Start: Starting a Business on the Right Foot” is scheduled to run 6-9 p.m. April 11 at the …

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  • Vandalism, thefts reported

    A teenager and three adults were cited with trespassing and criminal mischief after a farmer found them, and five vehicles, stuck in his hayfield Thursday night. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was dispatched to a farm on Gainesboro Road around 11 p.m. where …

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  • Alleged arsonist arrested

    A man who told officers to handcuff him because he set a house on fire may be facing felony charges. On Friday, Independence County officers were dispatched to a residence in Sulphur Rock about a possible arson. When they arrived they saw a female standing …

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  • Employees receive certification

    Three members of the Merchants & Planters Bank compliance department — Randy Cross, Waverle Doyle and Jeremy Boyett — have successfully completed the certified community bank compliance officer program, which is sponsored by the Independent Community Bankers of America. To earn certification, they successfully completed …

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  • Council may fill vacant position

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will consider appointing someone to an alderman’s position when it meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall/community center, said Krystal Schreiner, finance manager/recorder. The council seat became vacant in January when Ron Burge, who was then …

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  • Lawrence to mark 90th birthday

    William Conway Lawrence will celebrate his 90th birthday with a reception from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Harrison Street Church of Christ fellowship room in Batesville. Lawrence was born at Charlotte and is a graduate of Charlotte High School and Arkansas College (now Lyon). …

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  • Library offers job links

    The Independence County Library currently offers resources for those looking for a job. Users can visit www.indcolib.com to find website links to Arkansas State Jobs, nursing jobs, truck driving jobs and many more, librarian Vanessa Adams said. To access the page click on the Jobs …

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  • Scholarship deadline set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Foundation Office announced this semester that it will provide limited scholarships for those students taking summer classes in 2013. Tina Paul, director of development, is excited about the opportunity to assist students with funding for summer. “Financial …

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  • Archaeologist to present convocation

    Norman Hammond, professor emeritus of archaeology and former chairman of the department of archaeology at Boston University, will present a convocation about archaeology at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. Hammond earned his master of arts in archaeology and anthropology, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 14, 1993.

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