• Co-op board to meet

    MELBOURNE –— The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative board will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the co-op’s training room, 1013 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include a report by Batesville Superintendent Dr. Randy Willison among other personnel reports as well as discussion of board …

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  • ‘Adventures in Grandparenting’ begins Wednesday

    ASH FLAT — The series “Adventures in Grandparenting” will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday at Ash Flat United Methodist Church fellowship hall on the lower level. The program is for grandparents who have primary responsibility for the care of their grandchildren. Topics include financial and …

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  • Divorce class offered by UACCB

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville in partnership with Education to Go is offering a new course titled Navigating Divorce, which will teach participants about the legal, financial, emotional and interpersonal aspects of the divorce process. “Through exercises, reflections, and real-world examples, this …

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  • Friends of the Library to hold book sale

    HARDY — The Friends of the Library will have its Semi-annual Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Hardy Gymnasium. Those making purchases are asked to bring their own bags. The sale benefits the library in Hardy. Donated books …

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  • WARP 180 rib cook set

    Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 will have a rib cook Friday. Baby back ribs are $18 per rack. The ribs will be prepared by the Kiwanis Rib Cookers. Order tickets by calling (870) 307-1553, 307-8776 or 307-1195. Unsold racks may be picked up at the …

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  • Stone Co. Historical Society to celebrate 40th year

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Stone County Historical Society will celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open house at the Stone County Museum in Mountain View from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, said Robbie Purdom, who is helping publicize the event. “There will be a short program looking …

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  • Batesville offers home visits, other parenting programs

    What exactly is home visiting? You may have heard the term but aren’t really sure what it means. You might not know that the Batesville School District has one of the largest home-visiting programs in the state, otherwise known as Parents As Teachers. Located in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 28, 1993.

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  • Going back gets E-Shade man nabbed for break-ins, thefts

    ASH FLAT — Going back for seconds probably wasn’t a good idea. Thomas Cecil Miller, 30, of Evening Shade was charged in Sharp County Circuit Court last week with three felonies and four misdemeanors in regard to local businesses being broken into, other attempted break-ins …

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  • Police interrupt copper wire theft

    Getting a call that a man was stealing copper wire from a mobile home on Thida Road Sunday morning, deputies Nathan Stephens and Fred Friar responded to find Shawn M. Chance, 27, standing inside the hot water heater closet at the rear of the trailer. …

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  • Izard deputies deal with drunks, domestics

    MELBOURNE — Drunks and domestics kept Izard County sheriff’s deputies busy last week, according to Sheriff Tate Lawrence: • James Andrew Adolph Patscheck, 32, of Brockwell was arrested Tuesday afternoon for driving while intoxicated, careless and prohibited driving, and refusal to submit to a chemical test. …

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  • Candlelight vigil to bring voice to violence, victims

    Bringing a voice to the occurrence of domestic violence and remembering those who have lost their lives to it will once again be the mission of Family Violence Prevention’s 23rd annual Candlelight Vigil on Thursday at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College …

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