• Lyon honors faculty, staff

    Several Lyon College employees were honored Wednesday for their years of service to the college. Cindy Gillaspie was awarded the Staff Member of the Year Award. Gillaspie is the administrative coordinator to the president, a position she has held since 2005. She first joined the …

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  • Sheriff issues school bus reminder

    MELBOURNE — Schools in Izard County and most of Arkansas started this week and it is good to be reminded that school buses will be back on the roads and highways, and for drivers to be alert to these buses especially when they are stopped …

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  • Possible suicide investigated in Sharp County

    ASH FLAT —  Sharp County’s 911 dispatch center received a call Friday from a 12-year-old boy claiming that his dad had hanged himself, said Sheriff Mark Counts. “First responders, medical personnel and law enforcement responded to 1290 Barnes Road after receiving a frantic call from …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 11, 1993.

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  • UACCB purchasing specialist serving as institute president

    Peggy Jackson, purchasing specialist at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will serve as president of the Arkansas Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Inc. — The Institute for Public Procurement — this fiscal year, according to a news release. “NIGP …

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  • C-Ridge accepting G/T nominations

    NEWARK – Cedar Ridge School District is taking recommendations for students to participate in the Gifted and Talented Program, according to Carol Woods, gifted and talented coordinator. Placement can be made in grades four through 12. Selection criteria for admission to the program include not …

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  • Free computer classes offered

    The Independence County Library is currently offering free computer instruction classes, according to librarian Vanessa Adams. From learning to use the mouse, to setting up an e-mail account, you will find the level of learning you need at the library in downtown Batesville.  Classes fill …

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  • Watson joins Ozarka foundation board

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation recently added Mike Watson of Ash Flat as a board member, bringing the total to 19. Watson will serve as a Sharp County representative. “I believe that the opportunity that Ozarka College provides our communities in North Central Arkansas …

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  • Radio club to meet Thursday

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets, at 7 p.m. Thursday. Testing can be arranged for anyone wanting to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license, usually following the …

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  • ASU Distinguished Alumni to be honored

    JONESBORO — The Arkansas State University Alumni Association will honor three outstanding individuals in its 29th year of recognizing distinguished alumni. The Distinguished Alumni presentation ceremony will be held at halftime of the Homecoming football game on Oct. 13. Since 1984, the ASU Alumni Association’s …

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  • Realtor completes FHA training program

    Amanda Montague, an agent with Coldwell Banker Choice Realty of Batesville, has completed comprehensive training in the U.S. Government’s FHA 203K Home Purchase and Renovation Loan Program, according to a press release. With this designation, Montague becomes a member of RebuildUSA, a nationwide organization of …

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  • Filing period ends, garners 20 area races UPDATE

    The filing period for municipal offices ended noon Friday and 20 races will mark area ballots when voters head to the polls for the general election on Nov. 6, according to information from the Independence, Izard and Sharp county clerk offices. A list of candidates …

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