• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 12, 1994.

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  • Southside senior signs for Lyon new club sport

    Lyon College is starting a new club sport on campus, according to vice president for administration David Heringer, and among the six to sign up for the 2014-15 trap shooting team is Southside High School senior Dalton Lamons. Coaching the Lyon team is Neal Ballard. …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Trimming azaleas, growing palm trees, mailbox color, wildflowers along highway, Catalpa trees

    My azaleas are in full bloom but they are way too big. When and how can I trim them? Prune azaleas soon after they bloom in the spring or early summer. The perfect time is when spent flowers begin to discolor and shrivel. Cutting them …

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  • Old Montessori sells; site to become art school

    From monsters roaming about to dinosaur bones being dug up, the Batesville Montessori School at 619 S. Broad St. has been fertile ground to young imaginations for some 35 years, but the building has now been sold, where the new owner hopes to build on …

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  • Eagle Mountain Elementary steps up with food pantry

    What began as a concern that some students may not have enough to eat during weekends has turned into a collaborated effort between Eagle Mountain Elementary teachers, students and community members. Starting with donations from the Arkansas Rice Depot and a few non-perishable food items …

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  • Man jailed after home invasion

    A man with a face mask and weapon who was allegedly found fleeing a reported home invasion has been taken into custody for questioning. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said the incident happened Sunday night in the Batesville city limits, and officers gave chase and …

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  • Drugs found; two arrested

    WALNUT RIDGE — On Friday, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office arrested Kelsey Hanshaw of Walnut Ridge and Joshua Anglin of Hoxie on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine), possession of a controlled substance (marijuana) and possession of drug paraphernalia, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. …

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  • Unattended death reported

    Officers were called to 380 18th St. in Batesville shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday where a woman was found unresponsive, according to a report by the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Bret Ward said he arrived and met with Ruth Cook, who said she was …

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  • Boyfriend faces charges

    A missing girl has been found in hiding with her boyfriend, who faces charges. The mother reported her daughter missing for a couple hours and volunteers from the local fire departments and the Office of Emergency Management did an extensive search. She was later found …

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  • Polling sites change; ID needed

    Polling sites for Tuesday’s Democratic and Republican preferential primary and nonpartisan judicial general election will be open from 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. at 14 different locations around the county, according to Cathy Drew, chairwoman of the Independence County Election Commission. Some of which have had to …

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  • Luau not affiliated with The Bethany Project

    CAVE CITY — A woman in Cave City who claims to be raising money for The Bethany Project is not affiliated with that nonprofit organization, according to Julie Johnson, one of the organizers of The Bethany Project. Morgan Winston has held two “events” now using …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss kid-care

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. The agenda includes student recognitions, a presentation by the Cord-Charlotte Elementary principal as well as discussion of purchasing two vehicles for the Charlotte campus and two …

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