• Kibbe-Patterson win tourney

    Charles Kibbe and Colin Patterson hauled in a five-fish limit totaling 15.71 pounds to win the Batesville Bassmasters March 23 tournament on Lake Norfork, said club officer Brian Johnson, who released the results. Bryan Harmon, fishing by himself, won second place with a stringer weighing …

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  • Billingsley tells students to dream big

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Take away the crown, the sequined six-inch platform heels and title of Miss Arkansas USA 2013 and Hannah Billingsley is still a Mount Pleasant Bluebird and Melbourne High School Bearkat — a 22-year-old college student who grew up on a farm in …

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  • Attempted abduction reported at Southside

    Two Southside schoolchildren, as well as their mother, got a scare when a strange man reportedly approached the children as they got off the bus near their home Monday afternoon. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy James Wood said he was dispatched to the 500 block of …

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  • Circus coming to Batesville

    The Kiwanis Club of Batesville is presenting the Kelly Miller Circus for the exhibition of an all-new 2013 show, according to a news release from Kiwanis member Brian Berry. The circus will roll into town on April 17. “Everyone is invited to come out and …

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  • Celtic Concert kicks off Arkansas Scottish Festival

    The second annual Celtic Concert will kick off the 34th Arkansas Scottish Festival at 7:30 p.m. April 12. The concert will be in Brown Chapel on the Lyon College campus. The Lyon College Pipe Band will perform. Special guests include alternative bluegrass band The Fox …

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  • UACCB hires events coordinator

    Mark Cartwright was hired in February as events coordinator for the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. A 1998 graduate of Southside High School, he earned an associate’s degree in business administration from UACCB in 2000 and transferred to Lyon College where he obtained …

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  • Weather delays street work

    Street repair on Eagle Mountain Boulevard will not begin Wednesday as previously scheduled, Mayor Rick Elumbaugh has announced. Due to weather, the project will now start next Monday. Work will begin just after 8 a.m. and continue until the job is completed. Officials ask that …

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  • Martial arts studio opens in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — When Abbey Masoner was 6 years old she watched a Chuck Norris movie and told her father, “I want to do that.” Now, years later, the family is opening its sixth school, Kicks Martial Arts located at 416 Main St. in Cave …

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  • Wheels in the Bend auto show planned

    HORSESHOE BEND — Wheels in the Bend at Dogwood Days will be held May 11 on Bend Drive/Highway 289 in Horseshoe Bend. Registration/check-in begins at 8 a.m. Motorcycles, automobiles, tractors, customized four-wheelers, all-terrain mules, lawn mowers and anything else on wheels are welcome. Categories are: …

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  • Melbourne High School Project Graduation fundraiser set

    MELBOURNE — A Schwan’s fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 6 in the Corner Drug Store parking lot in Melbourne. A portion of the proceeds will go to Melbourne Project Graduation to help graduating seniors have a drug-free and alcohol-free …

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  • Updated info requested for Community Focus

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Midland to hold kindergarten registration

    FLORAL — Midland School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year on April 30 in the counselor’s office at the elementary campus in Floral. The following documents should be brought to registration: certificate of birth, Social Security number, up-to-date immunization record and …

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