• Patrons get ‘The Spirit’ to donate

    Kick back, relax, watch a movie and help save a life. Blood platelet volunteers can enjoy some down time in “The Spirit,” Arkansas’ only mobile platelet bus by the American Red Cross that made a stop at the Batesville Walmart parking lot last week. Blood …

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  • Crews remove debris from ramp

    Low water in some cases isn’t a good thing, but it worked in Independence County’s favor last week. Although a cleanup had been planned a few weeks ago, a drop in the water level of the White River on Wednesday aided in sludge-dredging efforts at …

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  • Izard County Relay For Life

    Izard County Relay For Life participants raised close to $40,000 this year for the American Cancer Society. Cancer survivors (top photo) were treated to a dinner at Ozarka College, compliments of Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Izard County Judge David Sherrell and Rep. Tommy Wren. …

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  • School to get clinic

    SOUTHSIDE — A new health clinic could be just what the doctor ordered come this fall, at least that’s what administrators at Southside School District are hoping. The Southside School Board recently approved a proposal that would allow the district to partner with ARcare, a …

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  • Store reports lottery ticket theft

    Approximately $300 worth of Arkansas lottery tickets were reported stolen from a Desha convenience store, according to Independence County Deputy Fred Friar. Nicole Johnson, store manager, told Friar that sometime between 4 a.m. Wednesday and 4 a.m. Thursday someone entered her office and removed a …

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  • Music marks 2nd Friday event

    Music will be the featured act during this month’s 2nd Friday Downtown Batesville event, according to Paula Grimes with Main Street Batesville. Simply Southern Music Hall at 201 E. Main will host Gage Country, which performs new and traditional country music as well as some …

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  • Relay For Life set for Friday

    The Independence County Relay For Life annual event will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Batesville High School track and continue through 6 a.m. the Saturday. Concessions, games and silent auctions will be held. At 9 p.m. will be the luminary display. For …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 23, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Charles Meachum, who has had the contract for building the steel bridges on Departee and Curia creeks, stated this morning that if the weather will permit, the work will …

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  • University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Dean’s List released

    One hundred and fifty students have been named to the spring 2012 Dean’s List at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Students named to the Dean’s list must earn a 3.5 GPA or above and be enrolled in at least 12 hours. Part-time …

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  • Honor Roll – Midland High School

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at Midland High School, according to Donna Clark, principal: Seventh: Jose Balderas, Sierra Clark, Jordan Dunegan, Olivia Floyd, Heath Fortson, Kristin Lewis, Sidney Marx, …

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  • Master Gardeners recognizes Myers

    Tracy Myers The Master Gardeners of Independence County have announced Tracy Myers is the recipient of the group’s $500 college scholarship for 2012, said spokeswoman Susan Shawver. “This annual scholarship is awarded to a student based on considerations of academic performance, leadership, extracurricular activities, work …

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  • Ozarka president named

    Dr. Richard Dawe MELBOURNE — Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe was recently appointed to serve as vice chair for the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board Executive Council of Presidents, according to a news release. A two-year college president fills the vice chair position and …

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