• Rotary learns of Ascent services

    You see the white van emblazoned with “Ascent” in sunshine yellow all over town, but some people may not know the precious cargo inside. Ascent Children’s Health Services is an early intervention program aimed at helping children, and because of this program children have learned …

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  • Sharp Co. burn ban reinstated

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County’s burn ban went back into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday, said County Judge Larry Brown. The ban was temporarily lifted after Thursday night’s rainfall with notice that it would be reinstated Sunday evening. Brown said that beginning today, Bear Creek …

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  • Snacks, lights stolen from Batesville laundromat

    Video footage of a suspect who may have broken into a food vending machine inside Huskey Laundromat at 608 Harrison St. has been turned over to police. The machine was broken into and money stolen sometime overnight Thursday, according to owner Kevin Insell. “The vending …

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  • Sharp County ballot positions to be drawn

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Board of Election commissioners will meet at 1 p.m. Friday in the county clerk’s office in the courthouse in Ash Flat, said clerk Tommy Estes. “Ballot positions for the general election will be drawn at this time,” he said. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 10, 1993.

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  • Menopause program set

    White River Medical Center will host an educational program titled “Reduce menopause symptoms” from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday by Dr. E.J. Jones at the Josephine Raye Rogers Center for  Women and Imaging conference room B. The event is free and open to the public.

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  • Plant society to meet

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the George Rider Room at First Community Bank. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Lavers, who will present the program “Butterflies in the Garden.” A native of Wales, Lavers has a keen interest in the …

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  • Ozarka to embark on an ‘Australian Walkabout’

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is going down under this semester to bring culture and a healthier lifestyle to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community, according to a news release. The Australian Walkabout Fitness Challenge will push participants to “travel” 8,675 miles collectively. Registration …

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  • 6 Batesville teachers awarded $15K

    For the second consecutive year teachers at the Batesville School District will be able to put money where their projects are thanks to $15,000 in mini-grants awarded by Citizens Bank through its education initiative partnership with the school. Six teachers were honored at the Citizens …

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  • Nursing home lab promotes continuing education

    CAVE CITY — When the U.S. Department of Agriculture expressed interest in dedicating space to house education workstations in a few of Arkansas’ rural long-term care facilities, Cave City Nursing Home was one of the first brought to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ …

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  • Son hits dad with car

    Becoming angry for no apparent reason Thursday evening, a Thida area man reportedly rammed his father’s car with his own before threatening him with a hammer, according to Billy Croom with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Croom said he was dispatched to 500 Goatneck Road …

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  • Airport meeting rescheduled

    The Batesville Airport Commission meeting has been moved to 6 p.m. Tuesday to facilitate quick review of the bids for the runway safety project, according to airport manager Darren Wilkes. The commission usually meets every third Monday of the month at the airport terminal.

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