• Singing convention is Sunday

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Singing Convention will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Music School Building, located just north of the intersection of highways 9 and 56 at Brockwell. The event is open to the public. For more information call (870) 368-4246 or …

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  • Izard Co. retired teachers to meet

    MELBOURNE — Izard County retired teachers/school employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the administration building on the Ozarka College campus for a Dutch-treat lunch. The program will begin at noon with Denice Jones from the Senior Citizens Center sharing information about the activities, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Students and others associated with Salem School south of Batesville pose in 1944 on the school’s porch and steps. Salem School was located on what is now Camp Tahkodah Road. Identifications are given as follows: Front row, from left — Chester House, Jimmy Rutledge, Jimmy …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • 4-H food drive ‘makes difference’

    ASH FLAT — During November and December, Sharp County 4-H members collected food for the annual “4-H Can Make a Difference” Food Drive, said County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “In the past, all food collected went to a local food pantry, but in 2012, 4-H …

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  • Agri scholarship deadline nears

    As part of a statewide education program, the Independence County Conservation District is offering a $250 scholarship for a local high school student who plans to study agriculture, environmental science or conservation in college, according to Eddie Wagoner, chairman of the district. As well as …

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  • Poultry operators must register

    The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) and the Independence County Conservation District is reminding all owners of poultry feeding operations (PFOs) that the annual registration began Jan. 1 in accordance with the Arkansas Poultry Feeding Operations Registration Act (Act 1060 of 2003), said district secretary …

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  • Master Gardener training slated

    ASH FLAT — Applications for becoming a Master Gardener are being taken in Sharp, Izard, Fulton and Independence counties for persons who want to sharpen their horticultural skills and then share their knowledge with others, said Sharp County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “The University of …

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  • Daughter named guardian

    After 52 years of marriage, Dr. Gerald Fowler will only be allowed one phone call a day to his wife Marie, according to a settlement reached Wednesday morning with their daughter Julia Darley. Darley, whose address is in Dacula, Ga., filed a petition for guardianship …

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  • Agencies talk school safety – First meeting begins conversation

    Independence County school administrators, emergency personnel and police agree if someone had a mindset to do harm as a Newtown, Conn., shooter did in December, no building would keep him or her out. But, preparedness, training, ways to do things better and open communication as …

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  • Poor driving leads to police stop and jail

    Getting stopped by police for drifting over into marked parking spaces while driving through west Batesville Tuesday morning ended with a trip to the Independence County jail for Raymond D. Byrne, 24, of Batesville. Independence County Deputy Ernie Gillihan said he stopped Byrne while patrolling …

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  • Airport gets lift from improvements without seeing soar in budget

    The Batesville Regional Airport is getting more than $2 million in upgrades — at no cost to the city. Even as snowy patches dotted the landscape and temperatures dip below freezing, work continues at the airport, where the runway safety area is being enlarged, bringing …

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