• Teacher honored

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School Board at its recent meeting presented a certificate of achievement to Dr. Judy Butler and students for their awarded efforts in the “Samsung: Solve for Tomorrow” project they have been working on since early fall. The project has earned …

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  • Church needing haulers

    Jubilee Family Church in Batesville is building a sand/beach volleyball court and is looking for volunteer dump truck owners and operators to help haul the 300 cubic yards of sand. The court requires a special, angular sand, which Unimin Corp. in Guion has donated, and …

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  • Bishop earns Daisy Award

    Mary Bishop, a registered nurse in the White River Medical Center Women’s Unit, has been chosen as the most recent recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses, according to a news release. Bishop has been at WRMC for 12 years. “I am deeply honored …

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  • Sharp County DCC announces filing fees

    Hardy — The Sharp County Democratic Central Committee announces that candidate filing for county offices in the May 2014 Democratic Primary, will begin at noon Feb. 24 and end at noon March 3, according to Ed Wiles, chairman. Filing fees are assessed for most party …

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  • Melbourne extends super’s contract

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School Board at its recent meeting voted to extend Superintendent Gerald Cooper’s contract to the end of the 2016-17 school year. The board also approved its monthly financial report, discussed ongoing construction projects including the near completion of the fieldhouse. Last …

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  • Lyon to present student art

    Lyon College will present an Advanced Concepts Student Exhibition, “Reflections,” from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the third floor of Fellowship Bible Church, located inside the old Landers Theatre at 276 E. Main St. in Batesville. Artists include Kori Bowers, Chin-Yee Chew, Arrington Grimmer, …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 31, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Southard Family, descendants of early-day Independence County Surveyor Joseph MC Southard (1830-1899) gathered for a photo thought to have been taken at “the old Kelly place” at or near Highrock in 1916 (as gauged from the apparent age of the youngest person in the …

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  • McElroy named to honor roll

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Rachel McElroy of Mountain View has been named to the President’s Honor Roll at Northeastern State University for the fall 2013 semester. Each semester, NSU recognizes students who have achieved superior academic performance by naming them to the president’s honor roll, according …

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  • Shaw awarded scholarship

    STRAWBERRY — Joshua Shaw, a 2012 graduate of Hillcrest High School in Strawberry and a current systems engineering student at the University of Arkansas Little Rock, has been awarded the 2103-14 FEEA Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Scholarship for the pursuit of higher education. …

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  • UA-Fort Smith announces Dean’s List

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester, according to Dr. Ray Wallace, provost and senior vice chancellor. Area students include: Batesville — Melissa Carter, Amanda Hicks Sidney — Marilyn Hall. All students received a …

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