• The Ozark Foothills FilmFest presents Alloy Orchestra

    The renowned musical ensemble Alloy Orchestra is returning to the Ozark Foothills FilmFest for the fourth time in a decade. The group last appeared at the festival in 2011 when it performed its score for the restored German classic film “Metropolis.” Alloy Orchestra is a …

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  • Ozarka programs accepting applications

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College automotive service technology program and culinary arts program are currently accepting applications, according to a news release. Students interested in the automotive service technology program should enroll at Ozarka College and meet with program advisers. Those who are accepted into …

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  • Honor Rolls – Mount Pleasant Elementary, Southside High, and Hillcrest High

    Mount Pleasant Elementary MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at the Mount Pleasant Elementary campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Lawson Arnold, …

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  • Melbourne students compete

    MELBOURNE — Four students from Melbourne High School recently traveled to Batesville to compete in Lyon College’s Academic Day. Melbourne as well as nine other area schools participated in the event which focused on the academic areas of math and science. Students Drake Cooper, Marissa …

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  • Students inducted

    SEARCY — The Paul R. Carter College of Business Administration at Harding University recently held its annual Delta Mu Delta induction ceremony, selecting undergraduate and graduate students for membership in the business honor society. Area students granted an achievement for an accomplishment at Harding University …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 25, 1993.

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  • Poultry growers meeting set

    The Independence and Sharp County conservation districts will host a poultry meeting April 10 in the First Community Bank’s community room in Batesville, said Kerry Brightwell, secretary for the Sharp County office. The meeting will begin at 5:15 p.m. and a meal will be served, …

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  • Kibbe-Patterson win tourney

    Charles Kibbe and Colin Patterson hauled in a five-fish limit totaling 15.71 pounds to win the Batesville Bassmasters March 23 tournament on Lake Norfork, said club officer Brian Johnson, who released the results. Bryan Harmon, fishing by himself, won second place with a stringer weighing …

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  • Billingsley tells students to dream big

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Take away the crown, the sequined six-inch platform heels and title of Miss Arkansas USA 2013 and Hannah Billingsley is still a Mount Pleasant Bluebird and Melbourne High School Bearkat — a 22-year-old college student who grew up on a farm in …

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  • Attempted abduction reported at Southside

    Two Southside schoolchildren, as well as their mother, got a scare when a strange man reportedly approached the children as they got off the bus near their home Monday afternoon. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy James Wood said he was dispatched to the 500 block of …

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  • Circus coming to Batesville

    The Kiwanis Club of Batesville is presenting the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all-new 2013 show, according to a news release from Kiwanis member Brian Berry. The circus will roll into town on April 17. “Everyone is invited to come out and …

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  • Celtic Concert kicks off Arkansas Scottish Festival

    The second annual Celtic Concert will kick off the 34th Arkansas Scottish Festival at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The concert will be in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The Lyon College Pipe Band will perform. Special guests include alternative bluegrass band The Fox …

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