• Newport police make two arrests for theft

    NEWPORT — A Newport man was arrested Thursday for residential burglary and theft of property after the homeowner got his license plate number and called police. John Payne, 31, was arrested after breaking into a home in the 2800 block of Ivy Drive in Newport. …

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  • Ozarka LPN students lend a hand during holidays

    MELBOURNE — The Licensed Practical Nursing program at Ozarka College participates in community service projects each semester. This year the LPN students from Melbourne, Ash Flat and Mountain View each gave $15 to assist the Manna House of Melbourne to help feed the community. The …

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  • Weather alters garbage routes

    While the city of Batesville has missed garbage pickup three days this week because of the Christmas holiday and snow, crews will pick up today’s garbage as scheduled, and weather permitting will start on Tuesday’s garbage this afternoon, officials have announced. On Saturday, city garbage …

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  • Offices closing for holiday

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse will close at noon Monday and will be closed Tuesday in observance of New Year’s Day, said County Judge Larry Brown. The courthouse will reopen at 9 a.m. Wednesday. Elected officials will arrive at the courthouse early on …

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  • Ozarka offers EMT courses

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College’s EMT program will begin the next semester of classes in January. The course will consist of approximately 184 classroom hours and 48 hours of clinical time. Clinical time is spent on an ambulance and in an emergency room. This semester’s class …

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  • Officials to be sworn in

    Office holders, including justices of the peace, city officials and constables, will be sworn in at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Courthouse, according to Charlie Morris with the Independence County Judge’s Office.

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  • Frolics canceled

    Main Street Batesville has announced there will be no 2nd Friday Frolic in January and February due to the possibility of inclement weather those months. The next “frolic” will be in March.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on August 2, 1993.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

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  • High school plans to install additional security cameras

    For $85,000 the Batesville School Board recently approved the purchase and installation of 41 new security cameras complete with a 32-inch monitor and server from Arkansas State Security to be installed in the new addition of the Batesville High School, bringing that school’s camera total …

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  • Digital storytelling spans the globe – Midland High students collaborate with Romania

    PLEASANT PLAINS — It was this summer at Discovery Education’s National Institute that teachers from all the United States, Canada and Romania were challenged to develop collaborative projects that would help provide students with the opportunity to expand their use of digital media. Midland High …

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  • Newark garbage pickup altered

    NEWARK — The Christmas Day winter storm is still affecting garbage pickup in Newark, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. The garbage truck has been unable to make its rounds as scheduled and road conditions are still so bad it will not be able to …

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