• Search for missing teen continues

    WALNUT RIDGE (AP) — The search continues today for a northeast Arkansas teen who was reported missing early Sunday. Authorities issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert for 14-year-old Sidney Nicole Randall after her stepfather, John Cornell, was found dead alongside a Lawrence County road on …

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  • WRMC completes Phase II of construction

    Imagine not having to sit in the hospital waiting room for hours while a loved one is having surgery. Thanks to the recent updates at White River Medical Center, family members will be given a restaurant-style pager allowing them freedom to walk outside or to …

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  • Guns, cameras taken in burglary

    With just minutes to spare before the owners returned home, burglars were able to get more than $5,000 in hunting gear, cameras and personal items from a residence on Creech Road in Floral Tuesday. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green said he met with Austin Pulliam …

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  • Library approves Internet policy

    The Independence County Library Board approved an updated Internet policy that included allowing users to access their email and use flash drives when it met Thursday. A five-day-a-week schedule for employee Carlene Morrison was recently approved and employee Angie Marks was moved from part-time to …

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  • Bank VP earns certification

    Chris Treat was recently awarded the Certified Corporate Trust Specialist (CCTS) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers (ICB), a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association, in Washington, D.C. Treat is vice president/trust officer and manager for First Community Bank’s trust operations, which includes 15 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 4, 1993.

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  • SR Magnet gets grant

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently awarded Sulphur Rock Magnet School a $500 HOFNOD grant, according to a press release. HOFNOD stands for Hooked On Fishing Not Drugs. Accepting the grant check were Sulphur Rock staff members Tim Bush, Billy Meeks, …

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  • Heigles win bass tournament

    CAVE CITY — Rodney Heigle and his son, Trent Heigle, won the Cave City Bass Club’s first tournament of the year, held Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Steve Moody. The Heigles weighed in 8.15 pounds. Tom Harris and Dewayne Lawrence weighed in …

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  • Students place in essay contest

    Several students of the Batesville School District were recently awarded for placing in the Veterans of Foreign Wars District 5 2013 Voice of Democracy Patriot’s Pen essay contest titled, “What I would tell America’s founding fathers.” Batesville Junior High eighth-grader Lexus Clark received first place …

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  • Scholar awarded

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lexie Smith of Batesville has been awarded a President’s Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Smith is a senior at Batesville High School and the daughter of …

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  • Graduates listed

    CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas has announced December 2012 graduates, and area students on the list include: Batesville — Houston Allen, bachelor of arts; Tia Broadway, BA; Charles Bullard, bachelor of science; Aron Havelka, BS; Amanda Mamula, BA; Lauren Mohlke, BS; Taylor Phillips, …

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  • Club News

    River Valley Canners EHC The River Valley Canners Extension Homemakers Club met Feb. 7 at the Independence County Extension meeting room. Club president Toy Siler demonstrated the Ball automatic jam and jelly maker. Over the holidays members Gayla Griffin and Gloria Davis delivered gifts from …

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