• ’Ozark Folks’ is theme of 2012 photography contest

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 26, 1993.

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  • MHS receives ACT College Readiness Award

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School has been notified by the Arkansas ACT Council that it has been chosen to receive the 2012 College Readiness Award. It is one of only 20 high schools in Arkansas to have a significant increase in American College Testing composite …

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  • Jan. 7, 1995 cold case: Connie Stroud Townsend – death still haunts family, others

    “I should have stopped. I should have stopped. I should have stopped.” For 17 years those words have echoed though her mind and saying them out loud still has the power to bring tears. It was Jan. 7, 1995 and Amber had just left her …

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  • State Legislature candidates spar at open forum

    It wasn’t exactly a debate but four state legislative candidates sparred in an open forum at a CEO luncheon Wednesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. About 30 people attended the luncheon, which is sponsored monthly by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. James McLean and …

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  • Bomb threat closes school

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — Calico Rock Elementary School sent students home early Wednesday after someone called in a bomb threat. Superintendent Jerry Skidmore said students were evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in to someone not associated with the district — and …

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  • Drunk arrested in street

    Minutes after being kicked out of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Chaney Drive, a man who lists Chicago as his home, was arrested for public intoxication while walking in the middle of the street. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to …

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  • Lyon homecoming events begin Friday

    Lyon College will hold its annual homecoming this weekend with events set to get under way Friday with the crowning of homecoming royalty at the men’s basketball game that night in Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots will take on Ecclesia College in the homecoming matchup. Saturday …

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  • Armed men break in, take money

    Three Batesville men were robbed and two of them beaten with guns during a home invasion on North Heights Street early Monday morning. Police were called to the home of Nathaniel McCure, (age 19) Randy Johnson (18) and Zack Webb (19) around 12:15 a.m. after …

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  • Loss of fire dues could be gain for CCFD

    CAVE CITY — If Independence County voters approve a sales tax for local fire departments the Cave City Fire Department will no longer receive dues paid from that county, but the money it stands to receive has the potential to make up for it, according …

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  • Barnes elected ACP Fellow

    Dr. Seth Barnes, an internal medicine physician and chief of staff at White River Medical Center, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the leading professional organization for internal medicine. The distinction recognizes achievements in internal medicine, the specialty of …

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  • Woman jailed for parole violation

    Police arrested Justine M. Villanueva, 26, at her home on Haynie Drive around 9 a.m. Wednesday after local parole officers Jeremy Canard and Krista Winchester allegdly found drugs during a surprise home visit. Deputy Jonathan Brown said he assisted the parole officers who told him …

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