• Ticket issued in illegal burning

    Burning trash while the county is under a burn ban may prove to be expensive for a Sulphur Rock man. In his report filed Thursday afternoon, Independence County Deputy Jonathan Brown said he was dispatched to the Christy Wood residence on Country Lane around 2:15  …

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  • Concord Fun Day set for Saturday

    CONCORD — Concord Fun Day, the Cleburne County town’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will take place Saturday, since it is always on the Saturday before the holiday, according to a press release from city officials. A  parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lineup …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 19, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Two of Newark’s popular young people sprung a surprise on their many friends Wednesday afternoon. While in Little Rock, they visited the governor’s office and were married by Gov. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Construction on the the old steel bridge across the White River at Batesville was started in 1927 and it was dedicated on July 4, 1928. When completed, it was the only state highway bridge on the White River between Branson, Mo., and Devalls Bluff. A …

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  • Gray family reunion announced

    The Annual Gray Family Reunion will be Saturday in Calvary Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, located at 17th and Porter streets in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. Those attending are asked to bring memorabilia from ancestors for show and tell and food to …

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  • Holiday dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Fourth of July family potluck and dance will be held Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, Highway 367 North, Newport. Entertainment will be by Jeannie and the Guys, featuring Doug Greeno, Judy Garcia and Rockin’ Luke Stroud. Admission is $5. Doors …

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  • Palese accepts membership

    Michael S. Palese of Batesville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Palese is a sophomore at the University of Central Arkansas.

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  • Baylor names Dean’s List

    WACO, Texas — More than 2,900 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Among those includes Grant Ross McChesney of Batesville. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average …

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  • CNAs graduate

    SEARCY — The White County Medical Center Certified Nursing Assistant program graduated 34 students in May and June. WCMC offers the CNA training program through a partnership with ASU-Beebe. Curriculum for the three-week program includes classroom and clinical instruction, which prepares students to take the …

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  • Students make honor roll

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two area students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2012 semester, according to a news release. Zachary Lee Hunter of Batesville and Katherine Abston Lane of Searcy were awarded. The Dean’s List is composed …

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  • Students ‘MASH’ it up at WRMC

    Whether it be learning medical terminology, determining a person’s blood type or assisting in the ER, area high school students for two weeks have been getting an education about health care at White River Medical Center through MASH. Hosted by rural medical centers all over …

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  • Dog saves owner from flames

    NEWARK—Twila Schwab was sound asleep in the early morning hours when Buster, her 5-year-old Shih Tzu and Maltese mix, woke her from her burning home. Schwab was especially tired after cleaning her home at 475 Hill St. for two days. After taking a bath and …

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