• Batesville School Board approves revised policy

    It took members of the Batesville School Board less than five minutes in a special meeting Friday to approve a revised policy on media coverage of student events and performances. The revised policy states that events including sports are open to the media and “mechanical …

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  • Izard Co. FSA office closing

    LITTLE ROCK — The Izard County Farm Service Agency office will close permanently on Wednesday as part of a consolidation plan stemming from federal budget problems, said Linda Newkirk, FSA’s state executive director. “From this date forward, all FSA program services will be provided by …

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  • WRMC provides ‘key’ to better health

    Making sure medications and dosages are accurate after patients are discharged from medical facilities is a challenge plaguing patients, physicians and pharmacists across the nation, but those at White River Medical Center are trying to make this a little easier with their own “key” to …

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  • Changing prescription results in patient’s going to jail

    MELBOURNE — A man who tried changing his prescription for more pills was arrested Tuesday. Joshua Vants Harris, 21, of Melbourne was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, a class D felony, and possession of hydroquinone with the purpose to deliver, a class …

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  • Gas prices higher than a year ago

    Average retail gasoline prices in Arkansas have fallen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.62 a gallon Sunday, according to gasoline price website ArkansasGasPrices.com. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the last week to …

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  • Country club hearing planned

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall to hold a public hearing on the Batesville Country Club property. The agenda also includes an introduction of the Lady Scots volleyball team a report from Public Works Engineer Damon Johnson and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 14, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO Batesville attorney S.M. Casey, in a letter to the Guard today concerning the water and light plant, stated that he did not believe the people were willing to trust …

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  • Ozarka looks to future

    MELBOURNE — While Ozarka College’s total enrollment dropped slightly, officials cite this as a positive sign that many students who came back to college during the economic downturn have now completed their studies and many are going back to work. “We are off to another …

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  • Palestinian to speak at Lyon

    Nora Kort, a social and woman’s activist, and founder of Wujoud Museum of Collective Memory in the Old City of Jerusalem will be a guest speaker at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Nucor Auditorium at Lyon College. She also will be speaking at First Presbyterian Church …

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  • Newport EDC to discuss Blue Bridge proposals

    NEWPORT — The Newport Economic Development Commission will hold a reception for the Clinton School of Public Service practicum team from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Newport Business Resource Center, located at 201 Hazel St. in downtown Newport. A press conference with the …

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  • Concert presents Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers

    Sonny Burgess and the Legendary Pacers will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday at The Sheid on the Arkansas State University-Mountain Home campus as part of the Arvest Concert Series. The concert is free. The boogie-woogie band was formed in 1955 at Newport. It has six …

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  • Lost Cane reunion slated

    WIRTH — Several residents in the Guard’s circulation area have attended or shown interest in the annual reunion of Lost Cane, Whistleville, Little River and Rosland schools in the past and organizer Boyd Estes of Wirth wants everyone to know about the upcoming reunion, which …

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