• Bonus OK’d; coach resigns

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board at its recent meeting approved a one-time $125 bonus for all employees at a cost of about $21,000 for the district. Members agreed to convert the bonus paid in fiscal year 2012 to an increase in the fiscal year …

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  • C-Ridge to discuss grant, lease

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Newark Elementary library. Agenda items include discussion of an Arkansas School Based Health Center grant and the lease concerning the old Oil Trough School gym. The board will hear about …

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  • Izard Co. plans spelling bee

    MELBOURNE — The annual Izard County Spelling Bee will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller building on the campus of Ozarka College in Melbourne. The winner of the Izard County Spelling Bee will compete in the state spelling bee in …

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  • Concord board to review report

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 6 tonight in the high school media center to review and consider approving a financial report, said Superintendent Dr. Michael Davidson. The only other item on the agenda is approving the minutes of the previous meeting.

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  • JPs to discuss fire district fee

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court will meet at 6 tonight in the Sharp County Courthouse to consider two ordinances concerning the Williford Fire District, according to an agenda for the meeting. At issue is a proposed $25 per year fire protection fee …

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  • BHS, Sears partner up

    Batesville’s Sears Hometown Store at 2395 Harrison St. has announced a partnership with Batesville High School in which the store “will make an automatic contribution to Batesville and additional contributions will be available to the school through a Tip Off Tuesday coupon offer,” according to …

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  • Shopping volunteers sought

    Volunteers are needed to assist children shopping with the Shop with a Cop program on Tuesday, according to a news release. Each child will be given a gift card, assigned to a volunteer who will go with them as they shop, keep a running total …

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  • Theater approves schedule

    The Batesville Community Theatre board has approved the productions for the upcoming season. Performances will start with “The Civil War Chronicles II,” the follow-up to the historical account of the Civil War in the Independence County area, “Civil War Chronicles I.” Dr. George Lankford, historian, …

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  • Knitting, crocheting group to meet

    BETHESDA — The prayer shawl knitting/crocheting group meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. at Bethesda Campground Methodist Church. Refreshments are served, and all are welcome, according to Joyce Williams. Williams also offers free knitting and crocheting lessons. Besides making prayer shawls, the group also makes …

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  • Chamber hosts workshop

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce partnered with Comfort Suites to host a Welcome to Arkansas First Impressions Guest Service Workshop recently. The workshop, held in the new Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus, was attended by several representatives from area businesses, including Comfort …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 9, 1993.

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  • State police probe to focus on grants

    Grant money is the new focus. Requirements for an audit of Health Resources of Arkansas’ financial dealings over the past three years have changed, state police Special Agent Wendall Jines said Thursday. Jines told the HRA committee that he will not require a forensic audit …

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