• Lyon schedules orientation

    The third and final Student Orientation, Advising and Registration (SOAR) day at Lyon College will be held June 1. SOAR participants will get to know faculty advisers, select and pre-register for their first semester of classes and attend different orientation sessions dealing with living on …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 14, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Realizing that the readers of this paper are interested in the facts in regard to the Richardson trial, the Guard has arranged to have the trial reported and to …

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  • Wren Cemetery to be open

    CUSHMAN — The Wren Cemetery gate will be open for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, for visits or cleanup. The road leading to the cemetery has been graded. The cemetery is located 1-1/2 miles north of Cushman on the left.

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  • Skirmish to be re-enacted

    CALICO ROCK — The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Skirmish at Calico Rock will be celebrated from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday in Rand Park off Highway 5. The event will include a silent auction. The Calico Rock Museum Foundation will auction two autographed …

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  • Portfest 5K scheduled

    NEWPORT — The Portfest 5K Walk and Run will be held Saturday at Arkansas State University in Newport. Individual registration starts at 7 a.m. with the race beginning at 8 behind Walton Hall. Plaques will be awarded to the fastest male and female runner and …

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  • Willison talks ‘Common Core’

    The Batesville School District, like every other district in Arkansas and 44 other states and the District of Columbia, is charged with implementing the Common Core State Standards. We have chosen the book “Focus” by Dr. Mike Schmoker, as our blueprint. In his book, Schmoker …

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  • Kiwanis awards students

    The Batesville Kiwanis Club recently awarded college scholarships to three local Key Club members. They include: Devin England     Devin England, a senior at Southside High School, $1,000 Kimberly Moore Memorial Scholarship       Russ Hughes     Russ Hughes of Batesville High …

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  • Church awards scholarships

    DESHA — Desha First Baptist Church has awarded scholarships to four area high school graduates. Scholarships for $1,000 have been awarded to Justin Mohlke, a graduate of Batesville High School, and Jordan Hicks, Logan Brown and Gayla Brown, graduates of Southside High School. The Desha …

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  • Board to discuss new sign

    The Batesville School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the administration building, 955 Water St. Agenda items include discussion of the purchase of a new LED sign for the junior and high schools, food bids and student recognitions. Meetings are open to the …

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  • Newark offices closed Monday

    NEWARK — In honor of Memorial Day, a federal holiday, Newark’s business office will be closed Monday and no trash will be picked up Monday. Trash pickup will take place Tuesday and regular city hall hours will resume that day as well.

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  • Burn ban issued in Sharp Co.

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County Judge Larry Brown issued a burn ban this morning, effective immediately. The ban will remain in effect until Sharp County experiences significant rainfall, he said.

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  • ‘Ms. Kathy’ retires from education after 38 years

    By 3:30 p.m. on most school days the halls are quiet and the rooms are bare — a stark contrast to the morning and early afternoon hours when laughter and learning are all in day’s work for Eagle Mountain Magnet kindergarten teacher Kathy Varnell. And …

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