• Humane Society’s thrift store seeks donations of merchandise

    The Humane Society of Independence County has announced that it will soon open the Bargain Hound Boutique Thrift Store. Donations of furniture, decor items, household goods, baby items, new and gently used clothes, books, DVDs and other items are needed to fill the shelves. Items …

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  • Carnival for the Cure planned

    CALICO ROCK — Dolph Baptist Church will host a Carnival for the Cure from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Rand Park in Calico Rock. Several carnival games will be available for children. The cost is $5 for unlimited game play. Several prizes will be …

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  • Food drive slated for Saturday

    The 20th annual National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” will be Saturday. Letter carriers in more than 10,000 cities and towns across the country will collect non-perishable food donations left at mail boxes and in post offices for delivery to local community food banks, …

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  • Lyon College promotes two employees

    Dr. Virginia Wray Gina Garrett Dr. Virginia F. Wray, who has served as dean of the faculty since 2010, has been promoted to vice president for academic services. She will continue as dean of the faculty, the chief academic officer of the college. Gina Block …

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  • Free health education offered

    White River Medical Center will host Community Health Education Series — Osteoporsis Awareness and Prevention — presented by Dr. Jeff Angel at noon Tuesday at Josephine Raye Rogers Center for Women and Imaging Conference Room B. Lunch will be served and reservations are encouraged. For …

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  • 1 files for city council

    So far, only person has filed for Batesville City Council — and he’s not even an incumbent. Darrell Birmingham filed Tuesday for Ward 3, Position 2. Filing for the eight-member city council began May 2 and runs through noon May 21. Council members are elected …

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  • UACCB graduation is Monday

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold commencement at 7:30 p.m. Monday in Independence Hall. More than 500 graduates with certificate through associate degrees and more than 100 GED graduates will be awarded.

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  • Weight loss group to meet

    The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room A (not B, which is the regular meeting place). The program will be an open discussion and recipe exchange. For …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 27, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Saturday night a most deplorable tragedy took place at the dancing pavilion on the carnival grounds of this city when Mayor V.G. Richardson shot Farrell Padgett three times, inflicting …

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  • Lyon awards degrees

    One hundred and three seniors were awarded diplomas Saturday at Lyon College’s 140th commencement. One of the largest commencement crowds in several years filled Couch Garden and endured the hot and humid weather to watch the graduates process into the quadrangle led by the Lyon …

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  • Alive for a Reason: Ozzy’s Story

    The contrast couldn’t have been more vivid: Ozzy, minutes old, a mere 7 pounds of soft skin and downy hair, asleep in the arms of Joe Self, his burly hulk of a father with shoulders as big as Christmas hams. Ozzy was five weeks premature …

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  • Youth ranch cited for violations

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Human Services has cited the Arkansas Sheriff’s Youth Ranch in Batesville for two violations — alleging a 16-year-old boy was allowed to live unsupervised in a ranch cabin. The ranch allegedly failed to meet standards for the …

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