• Lyon to host 125th meeting of Presbytery of Arkansas

    Lyon College will host the 125th meeting of the Presbytery of Arkansas beginning with a worship service at 7:15 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel. The Presbytery of Arkansas rotates holding its February meetings at Lyon College and the University of the Ozarks, the two institutions …

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  • Poll consolidation being eyed

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 11 a.m. Friday at the county courthouse in downtown Batesville. The commission will discuss polling site consolidation for the 2014 election cycle, determine designated trainers for poll worker training for the May primary and hear from Phillip …

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  • Community meeting set on Sharp Co. tax election

    CAVE CITY — A community meeting to discuss the upcoming proposed hospital sales tax election in Sharp County will begin at 6 p.m. Monday in the Cave City Community Center, said Mike Clark, who is helping organize the event. “It’s going to be kind of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 13, 1994.

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  • Delta Visual Arts Show set for Saturday

    NEWPORT — The sixth Annual Delta Visual Arts Show will be from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown Newport. More than 180 artists will display and sell their work. Activities will include hands-on adult workshops, hands-on children’s workshops, “Children of the Delta” art …

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  • NADC to begin Winter Crisis Intervention Program

    Northcentral Arkansas Development Council Inc. has contracted with the Division of County Operations to begin the 2014 Winter Crisis Intervention Program. This program began Monday and will run through Sept. 30 or until it appears funds are depleted, whichever occurs first. For applicants to be …

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  • Teacher: Students engaged in arts do better in school

    West Magnet Elementary is the magnet school for the visual and performing arts. But why teach the arts? Is it because the arts are fun? Any child will attest to that. Or are the arts emphasized at West because students who are engaged in the …

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  • Dog alerts Cave City family to house fire

    CAVE CITY — Neither Brock nor Cheyenne Johnson smelled smoke. But Sam, their 4-year-old German shepherd, did. The Johnsons were home shortly before 11 p.m. Feb. 7 watching TV from a sofa in their front room, sleepy and just minutes away from being in bed …

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  • Girlfriend arrested after man reports theft of checkbook

    A Pleasant Plains man who claimed his checkbook and $100 were taken from him led to the arrest of his girlfriend. Tabitha R. Cheek, 32, of Pleasant Plains faces a theft of property charge after Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Darr was called to 37-year-old …

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  • Election filing period runs Feb. 24 through March 3

    Independence County residents have less than a week to decide if they want to run for office before the primary election filing period opens Feb. 24. The filing period for the May 20 primary election is from noon Feb. 24 to noon March 3. Prospective …

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  • Luncheon sees record attendance, raises $10K

    Linen tablecloths, red napkins and seat covers set the scene as guests were escorted to their tables Friday for the 2014 Red Hot Luncheon event. Approximately 350 ladies attended the occasion presented by Citizens Bank. The annual event held at Independence Hall at the University …

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  • Voting to require photo ID

    Since Jan. 1, 2013, voters in Arkansas looking to cast their ballots are now required to show photo identification when headed to the polls. Acceptable photo identifications include a driver’s license, photo ID card, concealed handgun carry license, U.S. passport, state or federal government employee …

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