• Digital storytelling spans the globe – Midland High students collaborate with Romania

    PLEASANT PLAINS — It was this summer at Discovery Education’s National Institute that teachers from all the United States, Canada and Romania were challenged to develop collaborative projects that would help provide students with the opportunity to expand their use of digital media. Midland High …

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  • Newark garbage pickup altered

    NEWARK — The Christmas Day winter storm is still affecting garbage pickup in Newark, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. The garbage truck has been unable to make its rounds as scheduled and road conditions are still so bad it will not be able to …

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  • Bald Knob wants redo of Census count

    BALD KNOB (AP) — The city of Bald Knob is seeking a redo of its Census count after the 2010 tally showed a population drop of nearly 10 percent. The 2000 Census showed a population of 3,210 and the 2010 count reflected a drop to …

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  • Merle Norman Cosmetics, 75 years in Batesville

    Since the early 1930s, when an ambitious young woman named Merle Nethercutt Norman started her own cosmetics company bearing her name, there’s been a Merle Norman Cosmetics franchise in Batesville. Although there were occasionally brief periods when the franchise was in a transitional stage between …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weedend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 28 – Sunday, December 30, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 20, 1993.

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  • Club officers to be elected

    Batesville Area Radio Club will have its monthly meeting and Christmas potluck at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Officers will be elected for 2013 during this meeting.

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  • Officials: Everyone stay off roads; Most roads impassable

    Stay home and stay off the roads. That’s the message from Glen Willis, director of Independence County Office of Emergency Management and Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. Most roads are impassable with many areas in the county reporting 12 inches of snow according to Willis. …

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  • Sharp Co. gets 5-12 inches

    ASH FLAT — Snowfall across Sharp County ranged from 5 inches to 12 inches, with the heavier amounts being around Ash Flat and other northern areas of the county, said Judge Larry Brown this morning. He had not heard by mid-morning about any wrecks associated …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 19, 1993.

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Shawn Gott of Sulphur Rock recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon returning to Arkansas, Gott will serve with Bravo Company …

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  • Gospel concert to be Sunday

    NEWARK — Gospel singing duo Doc and Connie Spurlin will close out 2012 with a concert appearance at the Newark Assembly of God beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. No admission fee will be charged but a free will offering will …

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