• BJHS teacher named finalist

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Education has name a Batesville teacher an Arkansas Teacher of the Year regional finalist, according to a news release. Kara Lenfestey teaches math at Batesville Junior High School. Other regional finalists include Barbara McNeal of Walnut Ridge and …

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  • Pharmacy school accepts 2

    Kaley Waldrip SEARCY — Two area students have been accepted into Harding University’s College of Pharmacy for fall 2012, according to a news release. Cassandra Huckabee is a graduate of Lyon College where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority, Chi Beta Phi and …

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  • WEB Grigsby Full Shot

    Grigsby fire act of arson

    The 19th century log cabin known as the Grigsby House on the campus of Lyon College was damaged by fire early this morning and authorities are ruling the fire as an act of arson. Independence County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Collins responded to a report of …

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  • Party host arrested for attempted rape

    MELBOURNE — A man who held an underage drinking party in September has been arrested for attempting to sexually assault one of the party-goers, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Kenneth Lee Ward, 47, of 360 Highway 69 Spur was arrested …

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  • Couple arrested for ripping off gun

    Sandra Lawrence MELBOURNE — A Melbourne couple was arrested at their home Saturday in connection with the theft of a firearm that was recently taken from a Lafferty Road residence, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Dennis Jay Lawrence, 47, of 2626 Tanner Holler …

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  • Batesville native, Harvard grad joins NYC firm

    Where in the world is Batesville’s Tice Brown now? Soon to be on Wall Street, says his father, Dr. Larry Brown. Tice Brown will be joining Red Alder, L.P., a hedge fund in New York City. After becoming an Eagle Scout, an All-Region trumpet player, …

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  • Students refurbish 36-year-old sailboat

    Pequod hasn’t touched water in years. Her bright yellow paint is fading, and letters spelling out “Sailing School” are peeling. She’s dingy, rusty and broken. In her prime, she sailed the waters of Greers Ferry Lake in Arkansas as part of a sailing program. Today, …

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  • Felts set to perform

    Country and rockabilly artist Narvel Felts will appear in concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Landers Theater in downtown Batesville. Felts performed to a sold out crowd in Batesville in August 2011. Born in Keiser, he moved to Bernie, Mo., where a talent …

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  • Phone tip leads to burglary arrest

    Pleasant Plains Marshal Matt Thomas was off duty when he got a call around noon Thursday of a man sneaking along the 200 block of Floral Road. Thomas said before he could get to the location he got another call that the man had been …

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  • Smoked turkeys, hams being sold for holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is again selling smoked turkeys, hams and pork butts for Thanksgiving. The cost for a 12- to 15-pound turkey or ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95. Prices include tax. Pickup will be Nov. 21, as …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 27, 1993.

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  • E-Shade’s Eva Haley to teach workshop

    HARDY — Evening Shade artist Eva Haley will teach a “Power of the Compositional Sketch” workshop sponsored by the Spring River Artists Guild from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at 3919c Highway 62/412 in Hardy (next to Computer Source), said Fran Sabia, publicist. …

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