• Bethesda woman tells police officer she ‘got high’ from shoplifting jeans

    A Tuesday morning shopping spree ended with a Bethesda woman going to jail on two counts of theft of clothing from local merchants. During a discussion with police later the woman, identified as Katelyn A. Baum, 18, reportedly said she took the items because she …

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  • Retired State Police director visits Rotary

    After some 41 years in law enforcement, most of them with the Arkansas State Police, former director J.R. Howard of Searcy said his proudest and most memorable time with the agency was during the Helena-West Helena multi-agency drug raid dubbed “Operation Delta Blues.” Howard, who …

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  • Warrant issued for armed fugitive

    A “no bond” warrant has been issued by District Judge Chaney Taylor for the arrest of Christopher Pete Brown for an aggravated robbery that occurred on Nov. 15. In a warrant affidavit filed with the Independence County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, sheriff’s investigator Lt. Mike …

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  • Lighting event set at Cushman

    CUSHMAN — A “Light up the City Park” event will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in Cushman, said Debbie Covington, one of the organizers. “Come out and help Santa light up the Cushman city park … help Santa flip the switch and turn on …

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  • Pure Country to hold Christmas gala

    SMITHVILLE — The annual Christmas gala for Pure Country Retreat at Smithville is set for 5:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday night, according to a news release from owner/manager Jane Mize. “We have the lodge decorated in a country/cowboy theme and we will be serving some …

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  • Christmas memories sought for special section

    The Batesville Daily Guard is publishing its annual Seasons Greetings special section Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to share a special Christmas memory for publishing in this section may bring the story and/or a photo to go with the memory to the Guard office at 258 …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 21, 1993.

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  • MHS Beta Club inducts members

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne High School Beta Club held an induction ceremony for its new members, according to a news release. The Beta Club is an organization that was established to recognize academic achievement among high school students; its goal is to promote leadership, character, …

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  • Council endows 6th scholarship

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Stone County Community Resource Council has endowed its sixth Ozarka College scholarship. In addition to funds donated for capital campaigns at the Ozarka College–Mountain View campus, the newest endowment brings SCCRC’s total contribution to $80,000. This semester, five SCCRC scholarships were …

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  • Honor Roll – Concord High

    CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Concord High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Harold Chegue, Riley Cornett, Amber Dalton, Kaleah Davis, Hunter Hartwick, Kenndall Swafford, …

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  • S-side teachers use literacy grants for classroom items

    SOUTHSIDE — Two Southside School District teachers will now be able to do a little more to promote literacy in their classrooms thanks to $500 grants each received by First Community Bank. Although several deserving proposals were submitted, two were selected by a team of …

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  • Walmsley excited to take on new challenge

    Batesville’s longest practicing attorney will soon make a career change: This time as a judge. Last week, Gov. Mike Beebe appointed Bill Walmsley to the Arkansas Court of Appeals to fill the vacancy left by Judge Josephine Hart, another former Batesville attorney who will become …

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