• Midland receives $2K grant

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District has received a $2,000 grant from Southwestern Energy as part of its annual school grants initiative. Twenty-four school districts in the Fayetteville Shale received a total of $48,000 in grants through the program, according to a news release. …

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  • Garcia seeking office

    Abe Garcia     Abe Garcia has announced his intention to run for the Ward 3, Position 1 seat on the Batesville City Council in the Nov. 6 general election.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 17, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The Rev. T.W. King, former pastor of the Baptist Church in Mountain View, has come to Batesville Baptist Church. The congregation gave him an old-fashioned “pounding” one night recently. …

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  • Honor Roll – Mount Pleasant

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at the Mount Pleasant campus of Melbourne School District, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Ashtyn Kimble, Dayton Korkis, Keylee Lyons, …

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  • ASU-Newport recognizes top students

    NEWPORT — Arkansas State University-Newport has announced the students who were named to the Chancellor’s List and the Vice Chancellor’s List for academic excellence in the spring semester. Students must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours, excluding developmental courses, during the semester and earn …

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  • Durham sisters receive degrees

    April Durham A Hillcrest High School alumnus has received her doctor of medicine from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. April Durham finished in the top quadrant of the graduating class and has chosen to continue her medical studies in the …

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  • Honor Rolls – Concord, Hillcrest

    Concord CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2011-12 school year at Concord High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Karleigh Ferrell, Garrett Seal; general — Mallory Benton, Kailey Bowman, Taylor …

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  • Ozarka College releases honors lists

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently announced that 100 students have been named to the President’s List and 89 students have been named to the Vice President of Academic Affairs’ List for the spring semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must be …

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  • Southside board approves bids

    SOUTHSIDE — Bids for Southside School District’s new high school project was among the items discussed when the Southside School Board met May 14. The board heard from Andrew Adlong of Nabholz Construction Services about the project and reviewed a summary of bids, nearly two …

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  • House fire investigated

    MELBOURNE — On Tuesday, smoke was still visible from a two-story brick home that had been burning since Sunday night. Melbourne Fire Chief Rusty Campbell said an Izard County deputy was driving by the home located on Highway 69 when he saw the house on …

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  • Roaming along the Buffalo

    The steady click of horses hooves on stone bounces off the towering limestone cliffs to echo up and down the slow moving river as cranes and other birds glide quietly by. The sky is a bright blanket of blue with mottled clouds occasionally blocking a …

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  • Former coroner dies

    Hardy Willis A former Independence County coroner has died of complications from a gunshot wound. Hardy Willis, who served as coroner from 2005 to 2010, had called 911 on May 10 saying he’d been shot in the back at his Batesville home. He died Saturday …

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