• Aviation students honored

    Taresa Goad Two University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville aviation maintenance students received the Aerospace Enhancement Program Award from NASA and the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium, according to a  news release. Scott Goodwin of Batesville and Taresa Goad of Newark were recently presented checks …

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  • GED exams to be offered

    MELBOURNE — The GED Test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 17 and 27 in room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. the following days and locations: …

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  • Addendum (Izard County municipal filings)

    Incomplete information was provided concerning Izard County municipal filings that ran in the Guard’s Aug. 21 edition. Darlene Folyer will vie for the Franklin recorder/treasurer position currently held by Stevie Smith.

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  • ‘Barber Dan’ retires

    DESHA — As a small town barber, Dan Moody did more than cut hair — he gave directions, counseled the locals on hunting regulations and swapped stories. “Barber Dan” has been a staple in the Desha community since 1969 when he bought the little rock …

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  • Volunteers roof house for woman

    Several churches and businesses recently came together to help Friendship Outreach put a new roof on a house for the most recent graduate of the nonprofit ministry’s Women’s Addictions Resistance Project 180 residential recovery program, known as WARP 180 for short. The 180 part of …

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  • Missing rifle leads to fight

    An argument over a slur and a missing rifle Friday afternoon ended with a Pickens Street man being jailed on domestic battering charges. Deputy Robert Moser said around 1 p.m. he responded to a report of a man and son fighting and when he arrived …

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  • Sheriff warns Rotarians of synthetic drugs

    Illegal drugs, and their synthetic counterparts, was the program presented by Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery to the Batesville Rotary club during their noon luncheon at Josie’s at the Lockhouse restaurant Monday. Jeffery told the club about the many new extremely potent and dangerous synthetic/designer …

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  • Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riverside Park. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among …

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  • Desha class reunion is Saturday

    Desha High School classes of 1950 and 1951 will have a reunion at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kelley-Wyatt’s Restaurant in Batesville. The group will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday for breakfast at Kelley-Wyatt’s. For more information, call Katie Hicks at (870) 793-6458 or Nona Jeffery …

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  • Sharp Nursing Home to hold reunion

    SIDNEY — A reunion for all people ever associated with the former Sharp Nursing Home in Sidney is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 1 in the Sidney Community Center, said former nursing home employee Angie Haley, who is helping publicize the event. …

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  • Cumberland homecoming set for Sunday

    CAVE CITY — Cumberland Presbyterian Church will have its annual homecoming at 11 a.m. Sunday. A potluck will be served at noon with singing and visiting in the afternoon. The event is open to all family and friends. The church is located in southern Sharp …

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  • Correction – Cushman Miners Day Pageant

    An incorrect phone number was submitted for the Cushman Miners Day Pageant. The correct number to call for questions or information about the pageant is (870) 283-6130.

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