• S-Rock council has light agenda

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will have its regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Monday in the city hall, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The agenda includes only the normal business of monthly reports and a review of current bills.

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  • Cushman reschedules trash

    CUSHMAN — Due to recent winter weather, Cushman trash pickup will be held Thursday, according to Mayor Jean Weatherford. Meanwhile, the Cushman City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday in city hall to hear departmental reports and approve city bills. Meetings are open to …

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  • Lyon sets ‘The Dining Room’

    Lyon College’s Harlequin Theatre will present “The Dining Room” by A.R. Gurney at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in Holloway Theatre. Fonzie Geary will direct this comedy of manners, according to a news release. Tickets are $7 for adults and …

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  • Music show will be Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains show will be Saturday at Horseshoe Bend. The Highway 289 Band will play a medley of love songs. Guest performers this month will include newcomer Adam Tyler Jones. Jones graduated from Melbourne High School and is pursuing …

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  • Concealed carry class slated

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church will host an Arkansas handgun concealed carry certification class at 10 a.m. Saturday. The church is located at 181 Highway 58 in Sidney. Cost is $80 per person. Those interested may pre-register or register the day of the class. For …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 5, 1994.

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  • ‘Sleepy Hollow’ to be performed

    The Arkansas Arts Center Children’s Theatre on Tour will perform “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville at 7 p.m. Monday. The event is free but tickets are required for seating, which can be picked …

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  • Ozarka scholarship deadline nears

    MELBOURNE — The deadline to apply for Ozarka College scholarships for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semester is April 1, according to a news release. Ozarka offers institutional scholarships, along with more than 40 Ozarka College Foundation scholarships each year. To apply, current students …

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  • Whiteside receives diploma

    SEARCY — A Batesville resident was one of nearly 400 graduates who received a diploma at Harding University’s fall commencement exercises, according to a news release. Kaitlin Whiteside received a bachelor of arts in early childhood education.

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  • A family, a fair – Lloyds recognized for volunteer work

    Matt Lloyd was just 4 years old when he was at the Independence County Fair office, pretending to work alongside other fair volunteers. At 16, he took on a more formal role helping his mom, Pam Lloyd, and Madeline Southerland, with the fair pageants, and …

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  • Son again accused of violence toward parents

    Last November, Jesse Clark was arrested after he became violent and allegedly threatened to kill his parents. On Sunday, he was at it again. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Phillip Pickett said he was dispatched to 160 Wilf Drive in regards to a disturbance and was …

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  • Road crews battle ice

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin may be ready to cry “Uncle” when it comes to the roads. At the Independence County Quorum Court meeting on Monday night Griffin said the road department has been doing battle with the elements and thinks they are winning. After …

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