• CPR classes offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the cost of the textbook …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Friday, Jan. 25, the 25th day of 2013. There are 340 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 25, 1863, during the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln accepted Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s resignation as commander of the Army …

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  • Lankford speaks to historical society

    BROCKWELL — Dr. George Lankford spoke to the Izard County Historical and Genealogical Society on Jan. 13. Lankford stressed the importance of local sources and local history as valuable tools in historical research. Members and guests from Baxter, Izard, Independence and Jackson counties attended the …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Three children dance in Lonnie and Leta Lee’s house at Fox in Stone County in the late 1980s. The photo taken by Samm Woolley Coombs for his book “A Pickin’ and a Grinnin’ on the Courthouse Square: An Ozark Family Album” was published in the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 18, 1993.

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  • Baylor names local student

    WACO, Texas — More than 3,300 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s Academic Honor List for the 2012 fall semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average of 3.7, while enrolled in …

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  • Scholarship awarded

    ARKADELPHIA — Henderson State University has announced that student Courtney Farrier, a current student at Southside High School, has been awarded the Presidential Academic scholarship for 2013-14.  The scholarship is equivalent to $4,000 per semester for up to four years. Farrier is the daughter of …

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  • UACCB Foundation hits $1M mark

    Spring enrollment as of the third day of classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville was down 12 percent from this time last year, but finalized numbers won’t be available until the 11th day of classes. Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment …

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  • One hurt in inmate tussle

    A man jailed as a sex offender beat up another inmate Sunday at the Independence County jail, according to a circuit court affidavit filed by Sheriff’s Detective Mike Mundy. A warrant for second-degree battery has been issued for inmate Dustin E. Moore, 21, of Oil …

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  • Coombs photo exhibit opens at museum

    Old Independence Regional Museum is opening its “Samm Woolley Coombs” exhibit with a program at 2 p.m. Jan. 27, said Twyla Wright, curator. “Four people who knew him well will share their memories of him, while visitors enjoy dozens of his displayed photographs,” Wright said. …

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  • Grant will fund trails between school campuses

    Batesville officials hope if they build it, kids will come. Tuesday night, the city council agreed to apply for a Safe Routes to School Grant in the amount of $150,000. This would be a project with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, and chamber president …

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  • Woman accused of stealing paint

    A 30-year-old Walnut Ridge woman has been charged with shoplifting after reportedly being observed by a Batesville Walmart loss prevention officer Wednesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Gary Franks said Ashley Stevens was arrested around 2:30 p.m. after she reportedly was observed putting approximately $50 worth …

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