• First Community Bank wraps fire truck

    Educating children about fire safety is an important part of what the Batesville Fire Department does. To enhance the education process, the department has recently purchased a new engine, which received a new “Pioneer Nation” wrap thanks to First Community Bank. “We frequently see reports …

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  • Izard residents pull together for Dream Catcher nonprofit

    MELBOURNE — Bagging a trophy buck or reeling in a story-worthy catch are the dreams of any sportsman, but many face even further challenges when confined by a handicap or disability. But one organization is helping disabled and terminally ill sportsmen to overcome those challenges …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss construction

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the central office board room to discuss construction managers for a new wellness center at the Cord-Charlotte Elementary campus. The district received a $150,000 grant for a health center earlier this …

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  • Karaoke fundraiser postponed

    Karaoke for a Cause, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters originally scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed until November, development director Jennifer Rodgers said. The rescheduling is due to a conflict with the location. A date, time and place for the event in November …

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  • County road closing

    Cold Creek Road in Southside will be closed to traffic Monday and Tuesday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. for maintenance. Independence County road foreman Ron Byars said normal travel should resume by Wednesday.

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  • Hall of Fame nominations being accepted

    The Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for its 2015 class of inductees. This will be the 10th induction ceremony. The date (late 2015) and location will be announced at a later time. The classifications for submission of possible candidates are: performing …

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  • Quilting club being considered

    The Cooperative Extension Service and Extension Homemaker Council will meet at 6 p.m. on Sept. 2 at the Extension Service Office located at 1770 Myers St. to determine the level of interest in a quilting club.  Membership will be open for both men and women. …

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Air Force Airman Stuart D. Rush graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 15, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Last legal hanging in White County: The central figure in the last legal hanging in White County, on April 30, 1886, George Carroll, is standing on the scaffold with his back to the camera, hands on his hips and is apparently making his farewell speech. …

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  • WWII author set to open speaker series

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville along with Citizens Bank will host its first guest as part of a new speaker series this fall. James Bradley is author of “Flags of Our Fathers,” “Flyboys” and “The Imperial Cruise” and will give his presentation, …

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  • CC teacher trains at Holocaust Museum

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students of Patricia Turnbough, a social studies teacher at Cave City Middle School, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning about the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed training this summer at the United …

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