• 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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  • Bald Knob wants redo of Census count

    BALD KNOB (AP) — The city of Bald Knob is seeking a redo of its Census count after the 2010 tally showed a population drop of nearly 10 percent. The 2000 Census showed a population of 3,210 and the 2010 count reflected a drop to …

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  • Merle Norman Cosmetics, 75 years in Batesville

    Since the early 1930s, when an ambitious young woman named Merle Nethercutt Norman started her own cosmetics company bearing her name, there’s been a Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise in Batesville. Although there were occasionally brief periods when the franchise was in a transitional stage between …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weedend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 20, 1993.

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