• Honor Roll – Mount Pleasant Elementary

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at the Mount Pleasant elementary campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Lawson Arnold, Spydyr Brown, Delvin …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 21, 1993.

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  • Child-care training prepares student

    Lisa Summers says the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville allowed her to begin a career as a developmental therapist assistant even though she did not enroll in college until some time after completing high school. Summers, a native of Stone County, attended Mountain …

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  • Honor Roll – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Makenna Clark, Jakob Collins, Callie Conyers, Nicholas Czerwinski, Samuel Ferguson, Kelli Gill, Benjamin …

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  • Hydro covering operations, not bond payment

    It was a valiant effort — using the White River to produce hydroelectric power at Locks 1, 2 and 3 and was supposed to be a good thing for the county but the locks cannot produce the expected amount of electricity and wound up costing …

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  • Illegal alien tells cops he carries meth for cartel

    WALNUT RIDGE — An illegal alien from Batesville, Alejandro Montoya, told Lawrence County authorities Saturday that he delivered methamphetamine for the Mexican drug cartel La Familia, reported Sheriff Jody Dotson. On Friday about 9:15 p.m., Lawrence County deputies arrested Montoya, 37, on charges of possession …

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  • No one hurt in 3-vehicle wreck

    A wreck involving two small pickup trucks and an 18-wheeler left three drivers and a passenger standing on the side of the highway unharmed Friday afternoon. Arkansas State Police Trooper David Jones said the accident occurred around 3:20 p.m. at the intersection of Loop Road …

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  • UACCB fall enrollment down 8 percent

    Fall enrollment at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is down 129 students, or about 8 percent) from fall 2011, Brian Berry, vice chancellor for enrollment management and student services, told the UACCB Board of Trustees on Oct. 18. Three hundred and sixty-five …

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  • Board to discuss conference

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the middle school library to discuss an upcoming Arkansas School Boards Association conference, according to an agenda for the meeting. The directors will also consider reaffirming the district’s policy for curriculum …

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  • Local ranch site of NWTF benefit

    MOUNT PLEASANT — Rafter D Ranch north of Batesville will be the site of a National Wild Turkey Federation trail ride/poker run this weekend to benefit the Arkansas Wheelin’ Sportsman/Wounded Warrior programs. Friday events will include a live auction, “redneck games” and a cowboy supper. …

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  • Men with drugs had $4,500 cash

    Dwain Dodd WALNUT RIDGE — About 9:30 p.m. Friday the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department arrested 61-year-old Roger Dodd and 59-year-old Dwain Dodd, both of Swifton, on charges of possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine “ice”), possession of drug paraphernalia and tampering with evidence, said Sheriff …

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  • Man beat in confrontation

    Terence J. “T.J.” Palmer, 26, of Sulphur Rock told police he was beat with an iron bar Tuesday afternoon after he confronted a man he said stole two puppies from his home. Deputy Nathan Stephens said he was dispatched to Palmer’s residence around 3:50 p.m. …

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