• Honor Roll – Cedar Ridge High

    NEWARK — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Cedar Ridge High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Susan Abshier, Maycie Carroll, Kyler Crabtree, Charles Fraser, Morgan Galloway, Kailee …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Gerald W. Farrier (with hand upraised) conducts his first and only baptizing service at Salado Creek near Huff, south of Batesville, in the mid-1960s. Farrier, who died as a U.S. Naval hero in the disastrous USS Forrestal fire on July 29, 1967, in the Gulf of …

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  • Ozarka to begin spring registration

    MELBOURNE — Spring semester registration will open for current Ozarka College students Monday, according to a news release. Any student who has successfully completed a semester at Ozarka can register online after meeting and planning their class schedules with their academic adviser. Once registered, financial …

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  • Church to hold harvest sale

    The New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 3655 Bethesda Road, will hold its annual harvest sale and lunch on Saturday. Lunch will be served at 11 a.m. The sale will begin at 1 p.m. Items to be auctioned include canned fruits, vegetables, homemade candies, …

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  • ’Ozark Folks’ is theme of 2012 photography contest

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 26, 1993.

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  • MHS receives ACT College Readiness Award

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School has been notified by the Arkansas ACT Council that it has been chosen to receive the 2012 College Readiness Award. It is one of only 20 high schools in Arkansas to have a significant increase in American College Testing composite …

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  • Jan. 7, 1995 cold case: Connie Stroud Townsend – death still haunts family, others

    “I should have stopped. I should have stopped. I should have stopped.” For 17 years those words have echoed though her mind and saying them out loud still has the power to bring tears. It was Jan. 7, 1995 and Amber had just left her …

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  • State Legislature candidates spar at open forum

    It wasn’t exactly a debate but four state legislative candidates sparred in an open forum at a CEO luncheon Wednesday at Josie’s at the Lockhouse. About 30 people attended the luncheon, which is sponsored monthly by the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce. James McLean and …

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  • Bomb threat closes school

    CALICO ROCK (AP) — Calico Rock Elementary School sent students home early Wednesday after someone called in a bomb threat. Superintendent Jerry Skidmore said students were evacuated Wednesday morning after a bomb threat was called in to someone not associated with the district — and …

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  • Drunk arrested in street

    Minutes after being kicked out of a local Veterans of Foreign Wars post on Chaney Drive, a man who lists Chicago as his home, was arrested for public intoxication while walking in the middle of the street. Deputy Patrick Collins said he was dispatched to …

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  • Lyon homecoming events begin Friday

    Lyon College will hold its annual homecoming this weekend with events set to get under way Friday with the crowning of homecoming royalty at the men’s basketball game that night in Becknell Gymnasium. The Scots will take on Ecclesia College in the homecoming matchup. Saturday …

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