• Tis the Season — How to keep off the pounds!

    The holiday season is a joyful time of year to celebrate with friends and family. But with the celebrations come lots of party foods at holiday gatherings. If you’re trying to eat healthy, lose weight or maintain your weight, those holiday goodies can be awfully …

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  • Honor Rolls – Melbourne High, Hillcrest Elementary, Hillcrest High

    Melbourne High MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Makayla Carter, Jared Chaney, Cole Lamb, Josie Love, Ryan Moxley, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 14, 1993.

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  • Pfeiffer meeting postponed

    The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority board meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed, according to a news release. A new date for the meeting has not yet been set and will be announced later.

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  • Shoeboxes filled locally are shipped around the world

    They are just small shoeboxes full of toys, crayons and maybe a bar of soap, but there’s something else in the boxes that the poorest children in the world also receive — love. Last week, individuals, local churches, youth organizations, college groups and others joined …

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  • Luke 4:18 closes – Director finds new path

    After four years of operating their Luke 4:18 ministry for women with addictions, Kristal and Aaron Reeves have set themselves on a new path. The ministry’s last official day was Oct. 5. Luke 4:18 Lives opened as a Christian discipleship program for women in August …

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  • JPs slash rec grants for raises

    The Independence County parks and rec committee reduced grants to organizations seeking funds so it could give 2-percent raise next year and a bonus to county employees. And those grants approved will be reduced even further — but how much is still not known. The …

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  • Maurices holding toy drive

    Maurices has announced it will be collecting toys for disadvantaged children at its Town Plaza Shopping Center location. All new, unwrapped toys collected from Wednesday to Dec. 5 at Maurices, 1255 E. Main St., Batesville,  will be distributed to local families by Newark Fire Department’s …

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  • Cabinet shop burglar targets tools, more

    Someone broke into Harris Cabinet Shop and stole several tools — and owner Carol Harris has an idea who it was, according to a police report. Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins said he was dispatched to the cabinet shop on East Ross Street around 6:30 …

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  • Sharp budget panel to meet

    ASH FLAT — A Sharp County budget committee meeting will begin at 6 tonight in the courthouse in Ash Flat to allow elected officials and departmental budget chiefs to work on a proposed 2013 budget, said County Judge Larry Brown. Department heads and elected officials …

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  • Club News

    Diamond T 4-H Club The Diamond T 4-H Club received the Champion Club Award for the third year in a row at the Independence County 4-H Awards Banquet, held recently at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The club also received the Highpoint …

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  • Miller represents area UDC at national convention

    Representing Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135 at the 119th annual General (national) Convention of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was Mary Cooper Miller of Batesville. She was accompanied by her husband, Jerry. The Omni Hotel in Richmond, Va., was the site of the convention. …

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