• Area author releases novel

    PANGBURN — A Pangburn man’s book, “A Time of Awakening,” was released by Tate Publishing Co. this week, said Jim Miller, marketing representative for the publisher. Bill Haile Sr.’s book tells the story of David Cross, about the fastest young man in the whole village …

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  • Ozarka accepting LPN program applications

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is accepting applications for the fall 2013 licensed practical nursing program through April 1. The program is currently available at Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View. To enroll, students should visit www.ozarka.edu and complete the online application for admission and select …

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  • Free insurance help offered

    For anyone having trouble with an insurance company — there is somewhere to go — and it’s free to consumers. The Arkansas Insurance Department Consumer Services Division assists consumers with complaints and inquiries regarding insurance companies, agents and adjusters and also provides educational and materials …

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  • Head Start taking apps

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Head Start is currently accepting applications for the 2013-14 year. Head Start is a free preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by Aug. 1.  NADC Head Start offers kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms, certified teachers, USDA …

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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. 7, 1993.

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  • Meeting set for Tuesday

    The Community School board will have a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville.

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  • BHS sets trap tournament

    A trap tournament “Shoot Out” will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex to raise funds for the Batesville High School’s Project Graduation. Practice rounds begin at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $25 and will feature youth and adult …

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  • Cedar Ridge looks to teach and protect

    NEWARK — In Jim Cunningham’s day, being armed at school meant having the knowledge to help students succeed. But that was before anyone ever thought a person would bring a gun inside a classroom to do harm. As school officials work to find ways to …

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  • Sulphur Rock officials: Legal or not?

    SULPHUR ROCK — An alderman at Sulphur Rock thinks some details of city business have not been tacked down legally, which may lead to actions already taken by the council being illegal. Brenda Horn, who has been an alderman for six years, said Wednesday that …

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  • Ozark EMS ordered to cease

    MELBOURNE — The Ozark EMS Ambulance Service based in Calico Rock has been ordered to cease and desist operation by order of Izard County Judge David Sherrell. Currently, the county pays Vital Link for emergency response, which includes all of Izard County. The Batesville-based company …

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  • Burglars hit sick man’s residence

    Police are investigating the theft of several items from the Oil Trough home of Max Busby who has been in the hospital for an extended period, according to Independence County Deputy Colby Markum. A family member called police Wednesday night when he went by the …

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