• Lyon students form ‘Fox Blossom Venture’

    What began as a simple performance for a chapel service has turned into a full-fledged band for five Lyon College musicians. Their only problem was coming up with a name for the group. Two weeks, an online band name generator and several questionable results later, …

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  • Pryor: Health act works, but needs adjustments

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told those attending the North Arkansas Hospital Leadership Forum at White River Medical Center on Saturday that the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is actually doing just that — making health care more affordable, accessible …

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  • Off-duty officer dragged by fleeing driver

    An off-duty police officer was outside working when he heard vehicles on some property he leases and went to investigate. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Shawn Stephens reported that he was at his family’s farm on Pfeiffer Road around 12:30 p.m. Feb. 18 when he heard …

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  • Man wanted by U.S. Marshals arrested

    Wanted for federal parole violation by the U.S. Marshal’s Office as well as local authorities on several charges of alleged fleeing and drugs, Brandon Ray Brokaw, 25, of Laramie Road, Batesville, was arrested without incident Monday morning. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he was …

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  • Liaison tells of homeless students

    More than 18,000 Arkansas children experience homelessness each year and at the present time there are approximately 120 homeless schoolchildren in the Independence County school system, according to Paula Williams, homeless liaison/support services provider for the Batesville School District. Williams told the Batesville Kiwanis Club …

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  • Surveyor ‘plots’ new business

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Keaton Johnson combined his love of the outdoors and math into a profession and now — a new business — Johnson’s Cutting Edge Surveying, LLC. After working for other companies in Conway for the last five years, Johnson was ready to start …

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  • Phillips to mark 80th year

      Ernestine Phillips will celebrate her 80th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Faith-Hopewell Cumberland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, located at 3895 Harrison St. in Batesville. All friends and family are invited to attend.

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  • Financial aid seminar set

    Lyon College is hosting a financial aid night, free to parents of local high school seniors. The informational seminar will be at 7 p.m. Thursday in Nucor Auditorium in the Lyon Building. This free event is open to parents of all area high school seniors, …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 26, the 57th day of 2013. There are 308 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 26, 1993, a truck bomb built by terrorists exploded in the parking garage of New York’s World Trade Center, killing six …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 17, 1993.

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  • School mourns loss of teen

    Today, many are mourning the loss of Batesville High School senior Cody Campbell who grew up riding horses, camping and riding four-wheelers. “Cody was a very kind young man and was well liked by his peers and by the staff at Batesville High,” Principal David …

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  • ARcare opens at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A trip to the doctor can often turn into an all-day event, but when sixth-grade teacher Abby Barker’s 4-year-old daughter Lily came down with a sore throat and a low-grade fever two weeks ago, all it took was a trip to school. Last …

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