• ‘Reducing stress’ to be topic

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Institutional Professional Development Committee will host “Reducing Stress in Today’s Busy World,” from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the lecture hall of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus. Tom Stalf, director of Senior Haven of …

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  • BAAC presents ‘The Addams Family’

    Batesville Area Arts Council will show the movie “The Addams Family” at 7 p.m. Friday in Couch Garden, behind Brown Chapel, on the Lyon College campus. The movie is rated PG-13. Admission is free.

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  • Students S.T.O.P to plant trees

    VIOLET HILL — Students at Violet Hill Elementary recently did their part to help the Earth, in turn creating more shade on their playground, by planting trees through the Arkansas Forestry Commission’s S.T.O.P. program. S.T.O.P. stands for Shade Trees On Playgrounds. “Trees have been proven …

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  • Library to present guest author

    ASH FLAT — Award-winning local writer and poet C J  Clark will sign copies of her books at the Ash Flat Library from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, said Ina Gill, library committee member. Born in Lansing, Mich., Clark’s love of writing began  in …

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  • Lyon begins assessment process

    Lyon College has embarked on a process of assessment and prioritization that will lead to a new strategic plan for the institution, according to school officials. President Dr. Donald Weatherman announced the process to faculty and staff at meetings in the fall. The Lyon Board …

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  • Court delivers ‘swift’ punishment

    Independence County is one of only five counties participating in a pilot program called SWIFT Court and its aim is to deliver swift and certain punishment to those who violate probation. The Public Safety Improvement Act of 2011, otherwise known as Act 570, permitted the …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Dowser to turn 100

    Geraldine Dowser could have been a cowboy in the old West. When she was younger, her family owned a ranch in Texas just 20 miles from the Mexican border and Dowser enjoyed riding horses to Mexico. Dowser was given the nickname “Little Annie Oakley” because …

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  • The changing face of domestic violence

    The face of domestic abuse has changed throughout the years. It’s no longer a young woman with a black eye — it now includes children, parents, the elderly and even disabled persons; it’s any family household member. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and domestic …

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  • Burglars busted

    Tony Mullins Three people have been arrested in the weekend burglary of the Bethesda Grocery, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Jeff Sims. “We have them in jail under a probable cause hold until we can get formal charges filed today or tomorrow,” Sims told …

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  • Sewer line rehab to cost $1.4M

    With a sewer line crossing Poke Bayou falling apart, there’s no time to waste for certain upgrades. That was the message presented by Batesville City Engineer Damon Johnson to the city council at its regular meeting Tuesday night. As the city moves into the collection …

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  • Jimmy Davidson, cable television pioneer, dies at 90

    CABOT — James Yates Davidson, 90, former Batesville resident and one of the founders of America’s cable TV industry, died Sunday at his home in Cabot. Well-known in Batesville for his Davco Electronics and huge rhombic antenna on Ruddell Hill to catch television signals, Davidson …

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