• Sharp Nursing Home to hold reunion

    SIDNEY — A reunion for all people ever associated with the former Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Sidney Community Center, said former nursing home employee Angie Haley, who is helping publicize the event. …

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  • Cumberland homecoming set for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon with singing and visiting in the afternoon. The event is open to all family and friends. The church is located in southern Sharp …

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  • Correction – Cushman Miners Day Pageant

    An incorrect phone number was submitted for the Cushman Miners Day Pageant. The correct number to call for questions or information about the pageant is (870) 283-6130.

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  • Renee Long joins M&P banking team

    Renee Long has joined the Merchants and Planters Bank team as vice president-loan officer, according to a news release from M&P Community Bancshares. Long will be responsible for managing commercial and consumer loans and establishing and maintaining business relationships in Batesville and the surrounding areas. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 19, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO News was received Saturday afternoon of the death of Dr. W.J. Bell, one of the county’s oldest and most respected citizens, which occurred at his home near Victor Saturday …

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  • School to host science institute

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and Arts will host a free “science and engineering institute” giving students in sixth through 10th grades the opportunity to learn about genetics, the flow of rivers, the spread of epidemics and to get a firsthand …

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  • Izard County gets funds

    MELBOURNE — Much-needed improvements to the county shop building can now get under way after the Izard County judge was presented with funds to make it happen. State Rep. Tommy Wren met with Izard County Judge David Sherrell recently and presented him with a check …

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  • Carnival to feature wing contest, lawnmower races

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 69th White River Water Carnival will be held on Sept. 8. “The events have been organized to be fast-paced and high energy, leaving the festival attendees with plenty to do. We hope to have a …

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  • Patient rooms completed in tower

    Editor’s note: This story is the second of a series of four detailing the inside areas of the hospital, including the gift shop, cafeteria and patient care areas, as well as the upcoming grand opening.   Patients are being admitted to the recently completed private …

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  • Hundreds ‘Rock This House’

    ASH FLAT — This time last year, Beth McEntire Bess was on life support, in a coma and completely oblivious to the pain of her family around her. Struck by cancer twice, Bess was not expected by her doctors to live. This weekend, she stood …

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  • Man dies in truck crash

    A one-vehicle crash near Calico Rock early Monday morning took the life of Ethan T. Barnes, 20, of Mountain Home. Arkansas State Police Trooper Angela Dewitt said Barnes, driving a 2004 Chevrolet pickup, was traveling north on Highway 5, approximately five-tenths of a mile north …

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  • Woman arrested after Icee machine incident

    Trying to get iced tea from an empty Icee machine at a convenience store brought a Southside woman to the attention of police Friday evening, thus leading to her arrest on drug charges. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he arrived at the Southside Conoco station around …

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