• G/T referrals sought

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District is currently taking referrals for the gifted and talented program for students in third through 11th grades during the 2013-14 school year. For more information contact Megan Bell at (501) 345-2413 or mbell@midlandschools.org.

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  • 120 graduate from Lyon

    Lyon College graduated 120 students at its 141st commencement May 4. The college conferred 83 BA degrees and 37 BS degrees.; The following Arkansas students graduated during commencement:; Ash Flat — Rebecca A. Stamm, bachelor of arts in English; Augusta — Kaleb Mason Jones, BA …

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  • Students receive scholarships to Lyon

    Madison Green and Phoenix Sheppard have been accepted for admission to Lyon College and have each been awarded an academic scholarship. Each year Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Green is the daughter …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 2, 1993.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Holmes reunion set Descendants of Hiram Armstrong Holmes and Nancy Matilda Holmes will gather May 24 through 26 in Batesville for a family reunion and memorial celebration. More than 100 family members from 13 states have registered for the event. Activities will begin with a …

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  • Burglary charges filed

    Residential burglary and theft charges have been filed against a 29-year-old Batesville man after he allegedly took items from the home of a couple for whom he was doing work. Daniel Jones faces two felony counts from a May 4 incident at the home of …

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  • Alleged robber faces felony

    Felony charges have been filed against the man who allegedly took money from a local fast food restaurant and was caught in a foot chase sometime later that same night. Curtis Lee Watson faces one count of robbery, a class B felony, after he conducted …

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  • Crowd shows up for NWTF shoot

    The weather was cold and misting rain but approximately 80 people showed up to watch 52 shooters during Saturday’s trap shoot for the National Wild Turkey Federation, said range manager Terrill Gregg. The winning teams were as follows: Juniors — First place: Chance Thatch, Dakota …

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  • New grocery store offers bulk products

    Chick-A-Deal opened its doors last week in the Ramsey Plaza and is only the second store of its kind in the state with the first one being in Clarksville but plans are to open more in the future. The new chain carries restaurant quality frozen …

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  • What could’ve been: Family copes with baby’s diagnosis

    Macy Bryant is the child parents Josh and Ronda Bryant had longed for and now a disorder threatens to take away possibilities in her life. Six-month-old Macy has been diagnosed with Angelman’s Syndrome (AS), a genetic-based severe neurological disorder characterized by profound developmental delays, problems …

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  • Cops: Gas thief returns in different car

    A man who allegedly took gas once without paying for it and returned a second time has been arrested, this time because his girlfriend turned him in. Officer Billy Croom said he was called to the EZ Mart station in Newark on May 2 and …

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  • Mom calls police after son takes her car, gets stuck in field

    A 25-year-old was jailed after his mother called police saying her son had taken her vehicle and gotten stuck in a field. Independence County Officer Jordan Akins met with Veronica Grammer who told him her son was very drunk and the two went into the …

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