• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 9, 1995.

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  • ICC grads net scholarships

    BROCKWELL — Douglas Burke, Falyn Farmer and Jordan Sherrell, recent graduates at Izard County High School, have been selected as recipients of the ICC Alumni Scholarships, according to a news release.   The scholarships are $500 each and are selected from the senior class of …

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  • Inmates pay for ankle bracelets

    Inmates are sporting new jewelry these days and paying for it out of their own pockets. Starting today, Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said a total of 21 inmates with misdemeanor charges will be wearing ankle bracelets, which will help free up some space at …

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  • City eyes rate hike

    Bad debts cost the Batesville Water Utility some $52,000 last year, but officials hope to curb some customers skipping out on their water bills. At Thursday night’s meeting, the council heard the first reading of an ordinance that would not only raise the water and …

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  • Auditions set for June 28 for fair’s Open Mic Night

    School kids are out for summer break, wondering what to do with their spare time, individuals selling fireworks are getting tents ready and the Independence County Fair Board Members are preparing for the 94th annual Independence County Fair. The fair will kick off a week …

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  • Main Street to feature Beatles tribute

    Main Street Batesville will host a Beatles tribute concert featuring Danny Dozier and The Lockhouse Orchestra at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fellowship Bible Church (former Landers Theater) on Main Street. Tickets are $15 and available at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank …

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  • Calico Rock Museum hosts summer day camps

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will host two summer day camps for children in first through sixth grades. Life as an Artist will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday. Participants will make tie-dyed shirts, sculpt in clay, make marbles and do …

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  • Board to review School Choice applicants

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center. Agenda items include approval of Arkansas School Choice applicants as well as the 2015-16 budget, the 2014-15 salary schedule and the 2014-15 student handbook. The board will also …

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  • Water tank may be built in Pleasant Plains area

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside Public Water Authority voted Tuesday to build an elevated storage tank in Pleasant Plains if grant funds can be secured, Manager John Richardson said. “The tank would be approximately 250,000 gallons in size, allowing all the water to be useful storage …

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  • Cushman to review bids

    CUSHMAN — The Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 tonight at the Cushman Community Center for its monthly meeting. Regular reports will be heard and the city bills will be reviewed, Mayor Jean Weatherford said. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • C-Ridge eyes new roof

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room where it will consider a proposal to enlarge the district’s football fieldhouse for storage, among other items. The agenda also includes student recognitions, consideration of installing …

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  • FEMA working with Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — Rainy weather over the past few weeks that caused damage to Sharp County roads will take some time to repair, County Judge Larry Brown told the quorum court during its June meeting. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is currently working with the …

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