• Magness changes trash pickup

    MAGNESS — Due to the Christmas holiday, there will be no trash pickup in Magness on Dec. 25. Instead, trash will be picked up on Dec. 26. Pickup will also be held Jan. 1, New Year’s Day. Meanwhile, the Magness City Council will meet Jan. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 14, 1993.

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  • Concord student awarded Leadership scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Mary Thompson of Concord has been awarded a Leadership scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Thompson is a senior at Concord High School. She is the daughter …

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  • Student receives scholarship

    HEBER SPRINGS — Danita Hayes, a student at Arkansas State University-Heber Springs, a center of ASU-Beebe, recently received a $300 Southwest Association of Student Assistance Programs scholarship, according to a news release. Hayes received the award based on academic success, and her contributions to Student …

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  • Lyon hires VP for advancement

    Lyon College has hired a new vice president for institutional advancement, according to a news release. Jon Vestal will begin the position Feb. 3. His duties will include securing philanthropic gifts, aligning all institutional advancement activities with the college’s mission and strategic priorities and working …

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  • Club News

    The Batesville 4-H Club held its monthly meeting on Dec. 11 at the Independence County Extension Office. Five members, five guests and two leaders were present. The club discussed recent activity involvement, including volunteer work at the Independence County Fairgrounds during Christmas Brings Hope, float …

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  • Family & Friends Brief

    The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church in Batesville will have a Christmas candlelight service for the community at 5 p.m. Sunday in the church’s sanctuary. The service will feature Christmas music, a Christmas message by the Rev. Ronnie Toon, association missionary for the Independence Baptist …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 21 – Sunday, December 23, 2012.

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  • Conway man charged in forgery attempt

    A wanted Conway man was captured after a local clerk called police about him trying to pass suspicious checks Oct. 23. Shannon Fitzpatrick of Merrill Check Cashing service, 1009 Batesville Blvd., told police that a man, later identified as Ricky Lee Lynch, 29, of Conway, …

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  • Traditional Christmas not possible for everyone

    Not everyone will be waking up on Christmas morning and opening presents with their family. There are many in the community who must work, don’t have a family, are hospitalized or incarcerated and Christmas will have to be celebrated wherever they are and with whomever …

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  • HRA board hires chairman as CEO – Clark is out; Mitchum is in

    SEARCY — Health Resources of Arkansas has a new CEO — again. And this one will be working for a mere $28,000 a year. This time, the change is at the direction of the Arkansas Department of Human Services which helps fund programs with the …

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  • Fire destroys house at Southside

    SOUTHSIDE — A possible explosion in Southside this morning has left one person without a home, according to the Independence County Office of Emergency Services. OEM director Glen Willis said a call came into 911 between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. about a fire at 100 …

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