• Tutors, Inc. – How one school found a way to make use of what it already had

    West Magnet Elementary found itself in need of tutors and in turn found a way for students to help each other. Tutors, Inc. started last year and uses sixth-grade students to help kindergarten through third-grade students. “We run it like a business,” Regina Forehand, school …

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  • $35,300 in jewelry taken in burglaries

    Thefts in three separate incidents across the county have resulted in the loss of approximately $35,300 in jewelry, according to local authorities. One such incident was reported Saturday night when Michelle Roberts of Desha told Independence County deputies Bobby Woods and Kirk Green that her …

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  • Izard recycling to be offered two days a week

    MELBOURNE — Izard County residents will now have access to drop-off recycling two days a week beginning Nov. 3. The recycling program operates in the parking area by the Izard County jail at 300 Circle Drive on the Highway 9 Spur at Melbourne across from …

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  • Art exhibit to highlight students’ progress

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will present an art exhibition by students who began their art studies at UACCB. The students’ art will be on display in the hall gallery of Row Johns Building until Nov. 29. This display is entitled “Ex-Patriot’s …

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  • Youth ranches to honor Gus Malzahn

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will honor Gus Malzahn at its 17th annual Arkansas Children’s Award Dinner Thursday at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock, according to a news release. The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. in the Embassy Suites’ Ambassador …

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  • Street to be closed

    A portion of Batesville’s Myers Street will be closed to through traffic today through Friday of this week to allow the city street department employees to work on curbing the street. The street will be closed from 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m. daily, from Sidney to 20th …

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  • Arrest made in Drasco boat theft

    HEBER SPRINGS — Patrick Sharp, a 25-year-old resident of Ballpark Road in Drasco, is being held in the Cleburne County jail charged with theft by receiving, said Sheriff Marty Moss. Sharp’s charges stem from the investigation of the theft of a boat reported stolen Aug. …

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  • Housing authority board to meet

    The Board of Commissioners of the White River Regional Housing Authority will hold a quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Italian Grill restaurant in Batesville.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 14, 1993.

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  • SUV drives through trailer stopped in turn lane

    A spectacular crash that destroyed three vehicles left the drivers standing unharmed on the roadside Friday afternoon. Police say Andre B. Canard, 60, of Batesville was traveling west on Harrison Street in his 2000 Ford pickup pulling a 24 foot empty box trailer around 12:50 …

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  • Store burglary found by paper delivery man

    A burglary of the Bethesda Grocery was discovered around 2 a.m. Friday by a newspaper delivery man, according to Independence County Deputy Michael Darr. “Dispatch advised that caller, Jimmy Smith, had pulled up to the store and noticed a side window was knocked out and …

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  • Robber gets cash

    GUION — Thursday night Rich Grimes opened his door expecting it to be someone he knew. Instead, a man holding a gun pushed his way inside and demanded all his money. The elderly man who lives near Guion recounted the frightening story Friday morning when …

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