• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 22, 1993.

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  • Students awarded scholarships

    WALNUT RIDGE — Suzanne Parsley of Cave City has been awarded a Black River Technical College Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of Black River Technical College through an agreement between BRTC and Williams. Parsley is a …

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  • UACCB to offer combat survival class

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer Tactical Combat Survival course from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 22, according to a news release. Shihan Don Gregory, a full-range close combat instructor, will teach this course with …

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  • Local program receives funds

    The APPLE or Accelerated Program of Personalized Learning and Enrichment program at Lyon College has been awarded funding through 2017 from the U.S. Department of Education, according to a news release. APPLE was awarded $390,480 for the 2012-13 budget period. For the entire five-year cycle, …

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  • Aviation students honored

    Taresa Goad Two University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville aviation maintenance students received the Aerospace Enhancement Program Award from NASA and the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, according to a  news release. Scott Goodwin of Batesville and Taresa Goad of Newark were recently presented checks …

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  • GED exams to be offered

    MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 and 27 in room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. the following days and locations: …

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  • Addendum (Izard County municipal filings)

    Incomplete information was provided concerning Izard County municipal filings that ran in the Guard’s Aug. 21 edition. Darlene Folyer will vie for the Franklin recorder/treasurer position currently held by Stevie Smith.

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  • ‘Barber Dan’ retires

    DESHA — As a small town barber, Dan Moody did more than cut hair — he gave directions, counseled the locals on hunting regulations and swapped stories. “Barber Dan” has been a staple in the Desha community since 1969 when he bought the little rock …

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  • Volunteers roof house for woman

    Several churches and businesses recently came together to help Friendship Outreach put a new roof on a house for the most recent graduate of the nonprofit ministry’s Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 residential recovery program, known as WARP 180 for short. The 180 part of …

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  • Missing rifle leads to fight

    An argument over a slur and a missing rifle Friday afternoon ended with a Pickens Street man being jailed on domestic battering charges. Deputy Robert Moser said around 1 p.m. he responded to a report of a man and son fighting and when he arrived …

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  • Sheriff warns Rotarians of synthetic drugs

    Illegal drugs, and their synthetic counterparts, was the program presented by Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery to the Batesville Rotary club during their noon luncheon at Josie’s at the Lockhouse restaurant Monday. Jeffery told the club about the many new extremely potent and dangerous synthetic/designer …

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  • Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among …

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