• OEM wants storm victims to call FEMA

    Glen Willis, Independence County Office of Emergency Management director, is urging those who sustained storm damage from the April 27th storm to call FEMA. “When the IA (Individual Assistance) teams came to survey Independence County eight days after the event, we had only a few …

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  • Batesville filings close

    Filings closed at noon Monday for Batesville municipal offices, and there were no races. Filings were as follows: • City attorney — T. Lindsey Castleberry • Mayor — Rick Elumbaugh • City Clerk — Denise M. Johnson • Ward 1 Position 1 — Tommy Bryant • Ward 1 Position 2 …

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  • Concord board meeting reset

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board meeting originally scheduled earlier this week has been rescheduled for 7 tonight in the high school media center, said Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson. The board will review an attorney’s opinion concerning the proposed sale of the Wilburn campus, discuss …

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  • Pond Management Field Day set

    A Pond Management Field Day will be held from 9 a.m. to noon May 27 at the John Armstrong farm near Wirth, formerly the Walt Smith farm. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in Sharp County will address concerns landowners are having with their …

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  • Radio club meeting announced

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 12, 1994.

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  • Southside senior signs for Lyon new club sport

    Lyon College is starting a new club sport on campus, according to vice president for administration David Heringer, and among the six to sign up for the 2014-15 trap shooting team is Southside High School senior Dalton Lamons. Coaching the Lyon team is Neal Ballard. …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Trimming azaleas, growing palm trees, mailbox color, wildflowers along highway, Catalpa trees

    My azaleas are in full bloom but they are way too big. When and how can I trim them? Prune azaleas soon after they bloom in the spring or early summer. The perfect time is when spent flowers begin to discolor and shrivel. Cutting them …

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  • Old Montessori sells; site to become art school

    From monsters roaming about to dinosaur bones being dug up, the Batesville Montessori School at 619 S. Broad St. has been fertile ground to young imaginations for some 35 years, but the building has now been sold, where the new owner hopes to build on …

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  • Eagle Mountain Elementary steps up with food pantry

    What began as a concern that some students may not have enough to eat during weekends has turned into a collaborated effort between Eagle Mountain Elementary teachers, students and community members. Starting with donations from the Arkansas Rice Depot and a few non-perishable food items …

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  • Man jailed after home invasion

    A man with a face mask and weapon who was allegedly found fleeing a reported home invasion has been taken into custody for questioning. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the incident happened Sunday night in the Batesville city limits, and officers gave chase and …

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  • Drugs found; two arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — On Friday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelsey Hanshaw of Walnut Ridge and Joshua Anglin of Hoxie on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. …

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