• Single parent scholarships available in Izard County

    MELBOURNE — Currently there are several hundred single parents living in Izard County whose financial situation prohibits the furthering of their education, but there is help for those individuals courtesy of the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Izard County. Past recipients include Terri Ann Pipkin, …

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  • Head Start accepting apps

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will hold registration for Head Start, a free preschool program for children who will be 3 or 4 by Aug. 1. “NADC Head Start offers kindergarten readiness, state quality approved classrooms; experienced, certified teachers; nutritious, USDA-approved meals; and children with …

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  • Traveling Civil War exhibit to make stop at Jacksonport

    NEWPORT — The traveling exhibit “Civil War Arkansas, 1861-1865,” will be displayed May 1 through 30 at Jacksonsport State Park Courthouse Museum, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. The exhibit features a time line of the events which unfolded in Arkansas during the five …

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  • Ozarka sets GED schedule

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College adult education department has announced its 2013 GED testing schedule. Testing will be held on Ozarka campuses unless otherwise noted. May 6, 13 — Ash Flat May 7 — Salem courthouse May 7, 14 — Mammoth Spring May 9, 21 …

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  • Club News

    Colonial Dames XVII Century and Daughters of the American Colonists The Marquette and Joliet Chapter, Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Cherokee Village Chapter, Daughters of the American Colonists recently held their quarterly meeting in the home of Eleanor Royer of Batesville. Meetings of the two …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 18, 1993.

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  • Citizens Bank celebrates 60

    Nearly 200 people were present to celebrate Citizens Bank’s 60th anniversary at the Main Branch Tuesday afternoon. As part of the celebration, the main branch’s board room was dedicated as the “J.K. Southerland Board Room” and its art corridor as the  “Josephine Raye Rogers Art …

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  • ‘I just shot my wife’ – Bond set at $1M

    Bond was set at $1 million Thursday for Randall Todd Davis as he was charged in Independence County Circuit Court with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting his wife to death, according to court documents. Davis, 49, of 701 Kyler Road told investigators he “snapped” and …

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  • Charges filed in standoff

    A man who allegedly held officers at bay for an hour by threatening to shoot himself has been formally charged in Independence County Circuit Court. Jorge Montoya Paredes, 26, of Batesville is charged with two counts of theft and carrying a weapon, a class A …

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  • ICED announces 50 new jobs

    ConAgra Foods in Batesville will soon be adding 50 new full-time jobs. That was the announcement made Thursday at the Independence County Economic Development Inc. (ICED) meeting. Larry Jones, economic development director, said the new entry level positions will produce a new line of Marie …

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  • Disruptive man arrested

    A Batesville man was arrested Wednesday for obstructing government operations after police were called to 15 Red Bud St. about a domestic disturbance. Independence County Deputy Jesse Wilson said when he and Cpl. Michael Calendar arrived after 7:30 p.m. they were greeted by Laura Black …

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  • Expired tag catches cop’s eye

    An expired temporary tag caught the attention of Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffrey and landed Tabitha L. Woodward, 27, in jail. Woodward was found to have an outstanding warrant for her arrest and it was later learned Woodward was driving on a suspended driver’s license, …

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