• Fire destroys truck, trailer, hay

    Fire from an undetermined source destroyed a pickup truck, flatbed trailer and its load of hay Thursday afternoon, according to Marty Melton with the Newark Volunteer Fire Department. Melton said Chad Smart was pulling a flatbed trailer loaded with about two dozen hay bales when …

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  • Church sets Rock This House for Aug. 24-25

    ASH FLAT — The Ash Flat Church of Christ is making plans to once again Rock This House during its annual women’s conference Aug. 24 and 25. The fourth annual, two-day event will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 24 and 8:30 a.m. Aug. 25 …

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  • Volunteer uses art to provide comfort

    Sitting on a bench in the breezeway at White River Medical Center, hospital volunteer James Boyett stares at the paper on his lap with great concentration and delicately sketches different shades of black and gray with his pencil. Although drawing is a lifelong passion of …

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  • Medical bill to seniors may be scam

    The design and wording of a recent $1,125 medical bill to a Batesville senior citizen from Penn Medicine of Philadelphia, Pa. looked very authentic. An account number in her name, along with a physician’s name and a list of services rendered, including immunocytochemistry (a laboratory …

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  • Driver charged with DWI before noon

    Stopped for reckless driving and speeding around 11:30 Monday morning, Hector Santizo, 31, of Batesville reportedly registered a blood-alcohol concentration of .20 percent during a breath test at the Independence County jail. The legal limit in Arkansas is .08 percent. Independence County Deputy Wayne Green …

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  • Aircraft crashes in Edgemont

    HEBER SPRINGS — At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, a single-engine aircraft crashed at 212 Airport Road in Edgemont, according to a news release from the Cleburne County Sheriff’s Department. “The pilot stated that while attempting to take off, the engine died and the aircraft crashed …

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  • UACCB to honor late professor

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host a 10-year memorial for the late Dr. Stuart Patterson at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Stuart Patterson Memorial Gazebo, just east of Independence Hall on the UACCB campus. Those attending are invited to share memories of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 25, 1993. 95 YEARS AGO The barber shop run by Pink Westmoreland has been closed out, and Mr. Westmoreland has stored his fixtures and will leave soon for Childress, Texas. The building will be …

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  • Hillcrest team places second

    STRAWBERRY — Students from Hillcrest High School recently placed second overall in the 10th annual Electric Vehicle Rally hosted by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Students from 11 schools competed in the statewide event at Pulaski Technical College’s South Campus in Little Rock, competing in …

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  • ASU names honor students

    JONESBORO — More than 2,000 students have been named to the Chancellor’s and Dean’s lists for the spring 2012 semester at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. The two lists recognize students who achieved the highest grade point averages while enrolled in 12 or more credit …

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  • Thomas awarded WBC scholarship Thomas awarded WBC scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Josh Thomas of Pleasant Plains has been awarded a Leadership Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College. The scholarship is awarded to incoming WBC students based on their college entrance examination scores. Thomas is a graduate of Midland High School. He is the …

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  • Local grads named

    FAYETTEVILLE — University of Arkansas has announced students who graduated during spring 2012 commencement ceremonies. Local students and their degrees include: Batesville — Erica Bolin, master of arts in teaching with a major in childhood education; Jacob Brown, master of science with a major in …

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