• Bernard named chief medical officer

    As a reserve deputy, a member of the Independence County SWAT team, a private practice family physician and a member of the medical staff at White River Medical Center, it is clear that Dr. Doug Bernard is passionate about people. “I love interacting with people …

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  • Education initiative expanded to include Southside schools

    In 2011 and 2012, thousands of dollars were awarded to teachers at the Batesville School District courtesy of the Citizens Bank Education Initiative, and now Southside School District is getting a turn. Citizens Bank is expanding its education initiative and inviting educators from the Southside …

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  • Cherokee removal, other topics head agenda

    ASH FLAT — The Native American Symposium 2013 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday will bring several speakers to the Ash Flat Community Center, across Arnhart Street from the Ash Flat Library, said Ina Gill, advisory board member. Admission is free. “Native American regalia and period …

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  • Rotary raffle tickets available

    The Batesville Rotary Club is now selling tickets for its annual raffle to support local scholarships and community service project funds. Only 1,500 tickets are available at $10 each, and the drawing for three winning tickets will be held Monday. The top winner will receive …

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  • Ladies auxiliary hosts fundraiser

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock Area Ladies Auxiliary will host a fundraiser for the Sulphur Rock area volunteer fire department at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sulphur Rock City Hall. Pulled pork sandwiches with all the fixings will be served. The cost is $5 per …

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  • ‘Spay-ghetti’ dinner is Saturday

    The Humane Society of Independence County will have its third Annual Trivia Game Night and “Spay-getti” Dinner Saturday at Fellowship Bible Church, located on Main Street in Batesville in the old Landers Theatre building. Doors will open at 5 p.m. A dinner of spaghetti, garlic …

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  • Club News

    Diamond T 4-H The Diamond T 4-H club has been involved in several activities since the first of the year. To start off 2013, the club members turned in their record books, which explain all their work on special projects, community service and leadership from …

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  • BHS student awarded funds

      ARKADELPHIA — A Batesville High School student has been awarded a University Centurium Scholarship for 2013-14 at Henderson State University, according to a news release. Sarah Rudd is the daughter of Lisa and Randy Rudd and the scholarship is equivalent to $2,500 per semester …

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  • Senior receives scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Samantha Derrington of Batesville has been awarded a Founder’s Scholarship at Williams Baptist College.  The award, presented through the Williams Scholarship with Honors Program, is among the most prestigious academic scholarships available at WBC, according to a news release. Through WBC’s Scholarship …

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  • C-Ridge alumnus hired as intern

    JONESBORO — Darah Rounds, 23, of Charlotte has been hired to serve as a public relations intern at the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce for the spring 2013 term. Rounds, a senior PR major at Arkansas State University is enrolled in a PR practicum course …

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  • Lavender joins Staffmark team

    Leslie Lavender has joined the Staffmark team as a new sales account executive. She will be responsible for providing customer service in the Jonesboro market. Lavender brings more than seven years of experience in servicing customers’ human resource needs. “She has earned an excellent reputation …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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