• ‘Preach from the porch’ set

    NEWARK — Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church at 125 E. Sixth St. at Newark will host an outdoors revival May 17-19. “Preach from the porch” will include sermons by Johnny Mckinnley, Arlis Burks, Johnathon Deeter and Eddie Murphy with special music May 19.  Services will be …

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  • HSIC wins prize money

    The Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, through online voting, has won a $1,000 prize in the Animal Rescue Site’s 2013 $100,000 Shelter Challenge in conjunction with Petfinder. The group’s supporters garnered the most votes in the state for the shelter during the first …

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  • Area National Merit Scholarship winners named

    EVANSTON, Ill. — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners, according to a news release. Area recipients include Andrew C. Powell of Heber Springs and Michele L. Dobbins of Mountain View. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen …

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  • SHS senior awarded

      SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior Anthony Adams has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University for the fall 2013 semester. He is the son of Bert and Angela Adams. He plans to major in mechanical engineering.

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  • Student inducted

    BROCKWELL — Lane Norvold has been selected for membership in the Rho Chi Society, pharmacy’s academic honor society at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Rho Chi is a collegiate and professional honor society. Eligibility is based on “exemplary achievement in scholarship, citizenship and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 7, 1993.

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  • Peach leaf curl, spurweed must be treated early

    On a lot of things timing is important and that’s the case with peach leaf curl and spurweed. We’re seeing the problems now but the solution has to be applied earlier.   PEACH LEAF CURL Peach leaf curl is caused by a fungus and by …

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  • Hipps win with 30-plus pounds despite weather

    Weather conditions weren’t so great, but the fish were biting during the Batesville Bassmasters’ May 4-5 tournament on Bull Shoals Lake, said spokesman Billy Littleton. “We had a great turnout but real cold weather that brought a little snow and sleet on Friday (May 3) …

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  • Sharp 4-H O’Rama winners named

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members competed in the recent county 4-H O’Rama, which consisted of illustrated talks on a variety of subjects, wildlife identification, entomology collections, BB gun safety and marksmanship, talent performances, and more, said Annie Lester, 4-H program chair. “The county …

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  • Club changes launching site

    CAVE CITY — Anglers planning to fish Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament, scheduled from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Lake Norfork, need to know that the launching site has been changed because of a conflict with another club’s launching area, said tournament director …

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  • Monkey business

    CAVE CITY — There’s a new flea market in town, and it’s all about monkeying around. The main attraction at Mattie’s Flea Market is its namesake — Mattie the Monkey, a 15-year-old white faced capuchin monkey. Owners Arlon and Pamela Welch said that despite having …

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  • Bus driver suspended after field trip

    The Batesville School Board in a special meeting Monday evening rejected a recommendation to terminate the contract of one of its bus drivers. The board called the hearing at 5:13 p.m. Driver Robert Huff requested the hearing be closed to the public while he was …

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