• This Day in History…

    Today is Tuesday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2013. There are 329 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1973, services were held at Arlington National Cemetery for U.S. Army Col. William B. Nolde, the last official American combat …

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  • UACCB: Advising a priority

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville continues to use funds from a federal grant to increase the level of academic advising for students. According to Jennifer Cannon, advising specialist, UACCB is implementing an “intrusive advising program” for students enrolled in all degree programs. …

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  • A-State releases honor lists

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University at Jonesboro has released its Chancellor’s List and Dean’s List for the fall semester. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.80 to 4.0 for the semester while the Dean’s List includes students with a …

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  • FBLA students place in competition

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School Future Business Leaders of America recently attended a spring leadership conference in Jonesboro where several students placed in several divisions. The students and their categories include: Jody Hoggard, second place, database; Lauren Dotson, first place, cyber security; Emily Penn, fourth …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 27, 1993.

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  • Paramedics risk their lives to help others

    It’s a job where minutes, even seconds count. And, it’s a job that some people just can’t do. Paramedics and emergency medical technicians must drive an ambulance to a scene as quickly as possible despite many motorists not pulling over to let them by, deal …

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  • Drugs, alcohol net Izard arrests

    MELBOURNE — Izard County officers netted several arrests over the weekend and this morning including a Baxter County man for drug-related charges. Randal Lynn Billingsley, 23, of Cotter was arrested early this morning on charges of possessing an instrument of crime and possessing a controlled …

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  • Officer wrecks to save woman

    When the accelerator of his patrol car got stuck and an elderly pedestrian walked into his path, Independence County Deputy Wayne Green chose to ram a fellow officer’s car in order to protect her. Green said he and Deputy Anthony Carter were responding to the …

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  • Garden space available – Community activities date back to 1890s

    Applications are now being accepted for garden beds in the White River Community Garden for the 2013 gardening season, according to a news release. “A community garden means many things to many people,” said Susan Shawver of Friends of the White River Community Garden. “For …

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  • Lyon softball team offers Parents’ Night Out

    The Lyon College softball team will present a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 E. Harrison St. in Batesville. Members of the team will babysit and entertain children while couples enjoy a night …

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  • Memory loss presentation set

    The Center on Aging-Northeast will present “Let’s Talk Memory Loss” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Senior Center, located at 1590 East College Ave. in Batesville. Deborah Lewis, a registered nurse with the Center on Aging-Northeast, will discuss causes and treatment for memory …

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  • Survival class set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a class about the basics of outdoor survival including instruction about survival kits, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue from 1 to 5 p.m. March 30. The class will consist …

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