• JPs back off liquor tax

    The Independence County Quorum Court backed off on an alcohol tax proposal but forged ahead with a separate tax to be used to help fund area fire departments. Monday night, representatives from the American Legion and Moose Lodge addressed the court and pleaded their case …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 4, 1993.

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  • School year nears for Concord Pirates

    CONCORD — The Concord School District will begin classes Aug. 20. Superintendent is Dr. Michael Davidson. District treasurer is Perralee Simpson. District test/Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan coordinator is Patsy Henderson. School board members include Chris Roark, president, Rose Sparks, vice president, Lanny Brackett, secretary, …

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  • Southerners set to begin classes

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District will begin classes Aug. 20. Superintendent is Roger Rich. The number of students enrolled last year was 1,531. There were 95 graduates with 80 percent college attendance. The district has 20 bus routes with 95 percent of students being …

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  • Treat receives bankers association award

    Chris Treat was recently awarded the certified trust and financial adviser designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C., according to Dale Cole, First Community Bank’s chairman and chief executive officer. Treat is vice president/trust officer …

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  • Cub Camp leaders chosen

    FORT SMITH — Thirty-four students at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith have been selected for leadership roles in activities for this year’s Cub Camp, an intensive freshman camp led by current students. Dave Stevens of Fort Smith, UAFS director of campus involvement, said …

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  • Diabetes meeting is Thursday

    The monthly meeting of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Center North Central Diabetes Center will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce.There will be no 5 p.m. meeting until further notice. For more information call (870) …

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  • Civitan Club is collecting flags

    White River Valley Civitan Club is collecting worn and tattered United States flags to be recycled. All flags collected will be presented to Sen. Shane Broadway at the 2012 Heartland District Civitan Convention in Hot Springs on Friday. Broadway is being honored with the district’s …

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  • Pryor tours Batesville

    College students face enough financial challenges, but one item that keeps rising is the cost of books, according to U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor. Pryor was in Batesville Thursday, visiting various businesses and educational institutions. He started his day with a stop at the University of …

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  • Family reports man missing while he was in jail

    HEBER SPRINGS — A Heber Springs man who fled police on foot last week has been arrested. Acting on a tip investigators from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Office were conducting surveillance at the West Hills Apartments in Heber Springs Tuesday night when they spotted Colton …

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  • 2 arrested in drug bust

    Timothy Ridgley MELBOURNE — Thousands of dollars in cash was seized Tuesday in a drug bust by members of the Izard County Sheriff’s Department, 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force and members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, according to a news release by …

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  • 3 file for office

    Three more candidates have filed for municipal offices in Sharp County, according to information from the county clerk’s office this morning. They include: Ash Flat  Ward 1, Position 1 — Fred Goodwin Cherokee Village Ward 4, Position 1 — Linda E. O’Neal Evening Shade Ward …

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