• C-Ridge board to reorganize

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include reorganization of the board for the 2014-15 year and a personnel report. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Health fair, chili cook-off set

    ASH FLAT — Ozarka College LPN students in conjunction with the Sharp County Health Department will host a free health fair and chili cook-off from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Ozarka College in Ash Flat. Ozarka licensed practical nursing students will also be …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries located at 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Bethesda man receives doctorate

    BETHESDA — A former Bethesda resident has been a awarded a doctor of literature and philosophy in religious studies from the University of South Africa in Pretoria, according to a news release. Daniel Hoskins received his undergraduate degree at Christ For The Nations Institute in …

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  • Foothills Plant Society announces meeting

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The program will be titled “Using Herbs.” The guest speaker is Rose Ann Houston, Master Gardener. …

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  • Quilters’ club to convene

    The Independence Quilters Extension Homemakers Club will hold its monthly meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Cooperative Extension Service office, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. Persons interested in learning some new techniques are encouraged to attend. For more information call …

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  • Spring River Pen Women honor C.J. Clark

    HARDY — The Spring River Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is featuring C.J. Clark as its October member of the month. Clark lives in Hardy, where she writes poetry, short stories and novels. Originally from Michigan, she also lived in Iowa …

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  • Morris chosen as library’s Artist of the Month

    ASH FLAT — Egg artist Royston Morris of Cherokee Village has been chosen as the Ash Flat Library artist of the month for October. Morris began decorating eggs in 1999 after visiting his sister in the United Kingdom and seeing the eggs she had decorated …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 11, 1995.

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  • WBC to host Arkansas Civil War exhibit

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College’s Felix Goodson Library will host an exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865. The display, titled “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” will be presented from Nov. 6 through Dec. 2 during regular library hours. …

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  • Waits: Turning lane planned on Ramsey Mountain

    MOOREFIELD — New turning lanes at the stoplight on Ramsey Mountain and repaving the road in front of the ball fields are just a couple of the ongoing projects for the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD), according to Lyndal Waits, district engineer, who …

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  • Jail burden leaves ‘bad guys’ on streets

    Independence County is struggling to “protect and serve” because the state of Arkansas has failed to pay the $131,740 it owes the county for housing state inmates since July, according to a news release. “Our budgets are strained to the max holding our local criminals. …

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