• Ozarka names ‘Outstanding Alum’

    MELBOURNE — Hannah Miller-McWilliams recently was recognized as Ozarka College’s Outstanding Alumni at the Arkansas Association of Two-Year College’s annual all-star Brunch in Hot Springs. Each year, AATYC recognizes outstanding alumni from each of the state’s 22 two-year colleges. Miller-McWilliams completed 45 hours at Ozarka …

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  • Local student named to Who’s Who

    JONESBORO — A group of 40 outstanding students at ASU have been named to the prestigious “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” at Arkansas State University for 2012. Area students include: Danielle R. Goodwin of Batesville and Miranda D. Brink of Hardy. …

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  • Honor Roll – Southside Elementary, Izard County Consolidated

    Southside Elementary School Editors note: Southside Elementary first-, second- and third-graders are assigned project-based report cards rather than ones with letter grades as a part of the new Common Core state standards. Principal Glenda Mueller said student progress is now measured by whether or not …

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  • 150 pounds of food donated to BH&H

    Superior Senior Care and Batesville Healthcare donated more than 150 pounds of canned food to Batesville Help & Hope recently. “At Superior Senior Care we believe it’s important to give back to our community,” Leslie Price, office manager, said. “The outstanding results from this year’s …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 25, 1993.

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  • Mom metes punishment for teen at intersection

    Dawana Blake took an alternative approach to disciplining her 14-year-old son when he was caught selling prescription drugs at a Cave City school. The boy was forced to stand at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville Friday morning wearing a sign …

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  • Fire ruled as arson

    When Independence County Deputy Bobby Woods responded to a fire call on Dry Run Circle Sunday afternoon he found the Ruddell Hill Fire Department battling a blaze that eventually destroyed an unoccupied camper trailer. Woods said he spoke with Lee Ivory, who was standing nearby …

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  • Christmas play free to public

    Believers Community Church will present a free play to the public called “Clueless at Christmas” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sunday in their chapel located at 3645 N. St. Louis St. The full length comedy/mystery is produced by special arrangement …

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  • Lyon sets Christmas concert

    Lyon College will host a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel in which the Batesville Choral Society will join the Lyon College Concert Chorale for the program. The featured works include Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and John Rutter’s arrangement of “The Twelve Days of …

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  • New officers appointed to LEPC

    Tony Younger, deputy director of the Independence County Office of Emergency Management, will be the new president of Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee in 2013. Younger will replace Roy Pendergrass, who is stepping down for health reasons and has served on the committee since …

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  • Ozarka plans meetings

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Board of Trustees finance committee will meet at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the president’s conference room on the Melbourne campus. Topics will include funding for a student services building, construction-related items, budget and enrollment. The academic affairs committee will meet …

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  • Sharp County 4-H Christmas food drive deadline is Friday

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County 4-H annual Christmas food drive is under way, said County Extension Agent Joe Moore. “This year 4-H members wanted to help their peers and decided a good way to do that would be to donate collected food to Cherokee …

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