• Ozarka-Ash Flat to offer intro to computers

    ASH FLAT—The Ozarka College continuing education department will offer a six-week introduction to computers course at the Ash Flat campus. The course will begin Friday, and will be held each Friday through March 28 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuition is $25 and will be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 9, 1994.

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  • Group forms to keep Independence County dry

    More than 170 people gathered Thursday night at the Southside Middle School for one purpose — to keep Independence County a dry county. Some citizens say allowing alcohol sales in the county not only goes against their moral beliefs but will harm the quality of …

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  • 2 arrested with meth

    According to 16th Drug Task Force Administrator Dale Weaver, the arrest in Jonesboro of two Batesville men with methamphetamine valued at approximately $600,000 is part of an investigation several agencies have been working on for some time. Thursday afternoon, the DTF and Independence County Sheriff’s …

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  • Mount Pleasant man found dead

    MELBOURNE — No foul play is suspected in the death of a Mount Pleasant man last week, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Early Tuesday morning, Izard County deputies and the Arkansas State Police were dispatched to a field off of Lafferty Road in …

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  • Local psychiatrist dies at 83

    As a doctor and writer, William Gerald Fowler loved what he did, but perhaps his greatest love was Marie, his wife of more than 50 years. Fowler, who was born in North Little Rock in 1931 and was a resident of Batesville for more than …

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  • First-grader shows interest in presidential knowledge

    CHARLOTTE — Ask Aiden Jones and he can tell you Millard Fillmore married his teacher; Andrew Jackson got in a shootout; and his mother shares a birthday with the first “and most famous” president of the United States. He can also tell you that Grover …

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  • Driver leads high-speed chase

    ASH FLAT — The driver of a red Ford F-150 pickup who led officers from several law enforcement agencies on a dangerous, 40-mile high-speed pursuit on Valentine’s Day finally stopped in Sharp County and now faces several felony charges, said Sheriff Mark Counts. Ravenden police …

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  • Concord eyes bus purchase

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center. Agenda items include an update on makeup days and parent-teacher conferences as well as a request to lease a 2015 77-passenger school bus and discussion about personnel contracts. …

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  • C-Ridge to consider calendar

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include discussion of the school calendar and days missed because of winter weather. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Pfeiffer water board sets meeting

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. The meeting is open to the public.

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville, according to a news release. Meetings are open to the public.

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