• Eckard inducted into Sigma Tau Delta

    WALNUT RIDGE — Adam Eckard of Cave City has been inducted into Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society. He was inducted into the Alpha Delta Pi chapter of the society at Williams Baptist College during a ceremony on Feb. 12, according to a …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 25, the 56th day of 2013. There are 309 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 25, 1913, the 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving Congress the power to levy and collect income taxes, was declared …

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  • Jewelry targeted in theft

    Evidence has been gathered and a suspect named in the burglary and theft of jewelry from the Pleasant Plains home of Shawn Hogan between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. Hogan told Darr he came home from work …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 16, 1993.

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  • OEM director: ‘Independence County dodged a bullet’

    Reports for the incoming ice storm had residents bracing for the worst. “We dodged a bullet,” said Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management, this morning. “It could have been a whole lot worse if we would’ve had any wind.” Willis said …

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  • Teacher dons ‘Ted’ costume for cause

    Coming dressed as a teddy bear, but not of the sweet and cuddly variety, may not have been Batesville High School math teacher Mark Sparks’ choice in school attire, but for students and a worthy cause he was all game. On Wednesday, Sparks held classes …

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  • Eagle Mountain Magnet changes name, focus

    One Batesville school is changing its focus. Eagle Mountain Magnet Health and International Studies Elementary starting next school year will be known as Eagle Mountain Magnet Health Wellness and Medical Sciences. Rather than a concentration on the global community Eagle Mountain will center its focus …

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  • Man accused of stealing adult items from Walmart

    An Allen Chapel man was arrested just before noon Thursday for allegedly stealing personal lubricant and condoms from the Batesville Walmart store, according to Independence County Deputy Aaron Moody. A store employee said he watched Bret Crick, 22, of Haynie Drive conceal the items, along …

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  • Family Violence gets new director, assistant director

    Patty Duncan knows what it’s like to be a victim of domestic violence. She got out of her situation, and today she’s helping others do the same. Duncan has been named the new director at Family Violence Prevention of Batesville, replacing former director Rebecca Riley, …

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  • Cave City board delays meeting due to weather

    CAVE CITY — In a meeting delayed by consequences of bad weather, the Cave City School Board meeting set for Monday has been postponed by one day. The board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library to consider bids for the …

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  • Church welcomes new pastor

    Stacy L. Reed is the new pastor at First Baptist Church, located at 610 E. Main St. in Batesville. Reed received a bachelor of arts in political science and history from the University of Arkansas at Monticello in 1994 and a master of divinity from …

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  • Basic computer classes planned

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will offer a beginning computer course during the month of February on the Melbourne campus. The class will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 25-28. The cost is $30 or $20 for senior citizens age 60 and older. The course, …

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