• NADC board will meet

    The board of directors of Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. The agenda includes: presentation of the financial audit; approval of minutes; Community Services Block Grant monitoring report; Headstart update, financial reports and current …

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  • WRRHA session scheduled

    MELBOURNE — The Board of Commissioners of White River Regional Housing Authority will meet at 6 p.m. March 21 at the WRRHA Training Center in Melbourne.

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  • Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 8, 1993.

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  • Walking with hope: Phillips fights to have ‘normal’ life

    Imagine waking up one morning and not being able to see out of one eye. Debbie Phillips being young and naive, hoped the problem would just go away. Unfortunately for Phillips, what her mother feared was what her doctor confirmed — it was multiple sclerosis …

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  • Navy pilot, Batesville businessman dies

    Malcom Moore was always on the front lines. From World War II to the “Little Rock Nine,” Moore seemed to always be there when history was being made. Moore died Friday at his home. He was 88. After graduating from high school in 1942, he …

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  • ‘Lockdown’ video used as training tool for Cedar Ridge

    NEWARK — It’s not the type of training administrators want their staff to prepare for, but in a worst-case scenario it might be what helps save lives. On Tuesday, the Cedar Ridge School Board watched what many teachers at the Cedar Ridge School District are …

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  • Concord aldermen support marshal

    CONCORD — A new city marshal at Concord apparently has some residents upset over his job performance. Bobby Hopson was hired as city marshal last fall, and his half-brother, Justin McCallister, voluntarily assists Hopson when needed, according to Recorder-treasurer Jayne Pettit. She added that McCallister …

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  • Home burglary reported

    Sometime in the past week someone broke into a vacant residence on Sidney Street and stole a 50-inch Panasonic plasma TV valued at $500, according to the owner James Townsley. Townsley said a dead bolted metal carport storm door was forced open and then an …

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  • White County inmate dies

    SEARCY (AP) — Authorities say an inmate at the White County jail has died after he was found unresponsive in his cell. Erik Scritchfield, 31, of Bald Knob was found unresponsive at about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Authorities say Scritchfield was housed in a single medical …

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  • Several area students earn honors – Lyon holds Academic Day

    Nine area high schools and junior high schools recently competed in the Lyon College Regional Academic Day on the Lyon College campus. Junior and senior high students from Batesville, Highland, Mammoth Spring, Melbourne, Midland, Mountain View, Norfork, Southside and St. Cecilia’s Girls School were invited …

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  • Ozarka schedules commencement

    MELBOURNE — The 2013 Ozarka College commencement will be held at 7 p.m. May 16 in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium on the Melbourne campus. Any student who graduated in December 2012, or who will be graduating with a degree or certificate in …

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