• Scholarship recipients named at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE —The Ronota Newberry-Woodbridge Memorial Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholarship Committee has announced recipients of two $500 scholarships. Recent Southside High School graduates, Kaylee Rich and Maggie Ried, each were awarded with $500 in funds. Both plan to attend the University of Central Arkansas …

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  • Searcy police may drop anonymous text tip program

    SEARCY (AP) — Police in Searcy are considering ending a program that allows residents to text anonymous tips about crime. Police Chief Jeremy Clark said the TipSoft program that police purchased in February 2012 has generated 21 tips. The program costs the department $1,700. Police …

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  • Quorum court meets tonight

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Jess B. Carpenter building. The agenda includes an ordinance to adopt a new Independence County employee handbook. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Polling sites may change

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse to discuss 2014 polling site possible realignment.

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  • Water board to hear reports

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority board will hear a series of reports when it meets at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the authority office at 1401 Batesville Blvd., said Manager John Richardson. The directors are to hear May water and wastewater financial reports, a …

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  • C-Ridge board eyes new roof

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office building. Agenda items include discussion of replacing the Newark Elementary roof at a cost of $108,693 with warranty, handbook revisions, financial and personnel reports. Meetings are opening to …

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  • Bake sale to help with medical needs

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Barren Fork Cumberland Presbyterian Women and The New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Women are teaming up to raise money for a pastor and his wife who have both been recently diagnosed with cancer. Organizers said the money and all donations will be …

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  • WRAAA holds hearing

    MOUNTAIN VIEW —The White River Area Agency on Aging board of directors will hold its quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Jo Jo’s Catfish Wharf, located on Highway 5 North in Mountain View.

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  • Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest winners named

    LITTLE ROCK —  Sarah Bunch of Batesville and Abigail Sanders of Clarksville were winners at the 56th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 5. Bunch, 16, daughter of Cindy Bunch, took first in the Main Dish competition with Swiss Cheese Pie. Sanders, 15, daughter …

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  • Allgood graduates from West Point

      WEST POINT, N.Y. — Cadet William Allgood, son of John and Diane Allgood of Batesville, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy on May 25. Allgood is a 2009 Batesville High School graduate. While at West Point, he concentrated his studies in international history. He …

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  • Ouachita releases lists

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 334 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average and be classified as a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 31, 1993.

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