• Searcy man reported missing

    SEARCY — A Searcy man last seen Sunday has been reported missing by his wife, according to the Searcy Police Department. Melissa McMahan, who has ties to the Batesville area, reported her husband, Randall McMahan, 37, missing Wednesday after he was last seen at midnight …

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  • School ‘nurse’ skips court appearance

    SEARCY (AP) — A woman charged with practicing nursing without a license has missed a court appearance and a judge has issued a warrant for her arrest. Authorities cited 49-year-old Suzanne Johnson of Pleasant Plains with the misdemeanor last month after Searcy School District officials …

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  • Man arrested at hospital claims CIA ties

    Claiming he was an undercover CIA agent responsible for the death of Osama bin Laden, a Batesville man was arrested for public intoxication at White River Medical Center Thursday night. Shortly after 8 p.m. Independence County Deputy Bret Ward was dispatched to the hospital where …

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  • 33 nursing students pinned

    Thirty-three practical nursing students were recognized during a recent pinning ceremony at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Graduates include: Ash Flat — DeAnna Elizabeth Spohr Bald Knob — Rebecca Dunn Batesville — Adrianne E. Bailey, Jennifer Batterton, Gary Dauzat, Patricia Goff, April …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 22, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The Model Tailor Shop has moved and is now opposite Hardy’s Livery Stable and is ready for business. Mr. Chas. Van, the expert tailor, is now with them and …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    These sixth-graders at Cave City School later made up the graduating class of 1962. On Aug. 11, from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., that class will host the annual Cave City All-Alumni Reunion. The all-alumni event is held each year in conjunction with the Cave …

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  • Ozarka College schedules orientation

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College has scheduled dates for new student orientation. New or transfer students taking six or more credit hours are required to attend one day of new student orientation. Failure to attend will result in the student being dropped from their courses. Students …

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  • Southside United Methodist revival begins Sunday

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside United Methodist Church will hold a revival at 6 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. The Rev. Jim Gilliam, who serves Antioch and Harmony United Methodist churches, will be the guest speaker. A potluck will follow the Tuesday night service. The church is located …

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  • Fairview homecoming to be Sunday

    CAVE CITY — The annual Fairview Church Homecoming east of Cave City will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday with singing by New Creation, said cemetery committee member Donald Simmons. Dennis Gay will bring the message and a short cemetery report will be reviewed. A potluck …

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  • FFA members attend conference

    HOT SPRINGS — Students from across the state attended the Arkansas Leadership Conference this summer at Camp Couchdale, Arkansas FFA’s campgrounds on Lake Catherine, near Hot Springs. The conference is an activity of the Arkansas FFA Association. Members of the Batesville FFA chapter attended the …

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  • Walker, Turner win tournament

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner teamed to win Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club’s night tournament on Crown Lake, reported tournament director Ron Watkins. Walker and Turner weighed in five bass totaling 6.95 pounds. In second place was Robert Thorn and Chris Swaim …

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  • Midland prepares for new year, starting Aug. 20

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland School District first day of classes will be Aug. 20. Dean Stanley is superintendent. Donna Clark is high school principal. Lela McChesney is elementary principal. District treasurer is Linda Allgood. School board members are Bryson Wood, president; Debbie Frazier, vice president; …

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