• JPs get good, bad news

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court got some good news and some bad news during Monday’s regular meeting. The good news: One-cent sales tax receipts were up $4,000 over this time last year. The bad news: Fuel costs are up 40 cents a …

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  • Woman thwarts ID theft attempt

    Getting a phone call from a woman with a “thick accent” and asking for personal medical and bank information prompted Margaret Perkey to hang up and call police Wednesday afternoon. Perkey told Deputy Ben Keener that the woman called her and asked for her Medicaid …

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  • Ozarka raises record funds at gala

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation hosted its annual Spring Gala on March 29 at the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne Campus. The theme for the evening was “Planning for Tomorrow; Empowering Today.” Almost 200 were in attendance, raising record funds that …

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  • Wanted man cruises by cop directing traffic

    Although directing traffic at an accident scene on a busy highway, Independence County Deputy Tommy Harper was alert to his surroundings enough that he spotted a man wanted for drug court violations. Harper said he was directing traffic at an accident in front of Mark …

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  • Moving mobile home proves expensive to driver

    An attempt to move a full-size mobile home with a pickup truck not only proved pretty much impossible, but very expensive to a Batesville man Tuesday afternoon. Independence County Deputy Shawn Stephens said he responded to a complaint in west Batesville where someone was trying …

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  • Student lives out aviation ‘dream’

    In 2009, John Johnson turned the news of being laid off from White Rodgers into the opportunity to graduate with honors from the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Johnson, a lifelong Batesville resident, had attended Foothills Technical College in Searcy after graduation from …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 30, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Guard is able today, through the courtesy of Dr. Stark Craig, city health officer, to give readers a full report of the state health officer as to the …

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  • UACCB hires community education coordinator

    Katrina Stevens Katrina Stevens has been hired as community education coordinator for the division of community and technical education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. After obtaining a bachelor of science in vocational education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s human …

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  • Community room built at Southside

    First Community Bank has remodeled an existing building beside its Southside branch in order to offer a community room, according to a news release. The facility is located at 1 Allen Chapel Road, right behind the bank’s Southside location, according to Boris Dover, bank president …

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  • ‘Wild Flowers In Bloom’ quilt on display

    SALEM — The members of the Country Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room of the North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. A brief business meeting is scheduled, which will be followed by refreshments. The CQQG Opportunity Quilt will …

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  • O’Rama winners announced

    ASH FLAT — Sharp County 4-H members recently competed in the 4-H Indoor O’Rama, consisting of talks and presentations on various topics, plus wildlife identification and talent performances, said 4-H Program Assistant Annie Lester. “Sharp County 4-H will host two O’Ramas this year, both in …

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  • Ozarka registering students

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is continuing to register current and new students for the upcoming summer semesters. Summer I courses begin June 4 and the Summer II session begins July 9. Fall registration for returning students began Monday and registration for new students will begin …

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