• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 7, 1994.

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  • Community Banking Month celebrated

    The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) and Merchants & Planters Bank celebrate ICBA Community Banking Month — a month full of community pride for local residents, small businesses and the community banks that proudly serve them, according to a news release. Throughout the month, …

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  • BHS grad presents ASU exhibit

    Jon E. Inloes, a graduating student from the Arkansas State University Department of Art and Batesville High School graduate, will present his senior exhibition, “An Alluring Nightmare,” in the Dean B. Ellis Library Gallery. The show will run from Monday through Friday with a closing …

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  • Quorum court shoots down economic grants

    Bad Boy Mowers Inc. and Lifeplus International will not get economic grants from the county, after all. In an 8-2 vote, the Independence County Quorum Court overturned the Independence County Economic Development Commission’s (ICEDC) recommendation to give incentive grants to Bad Boy and Lifeplus at …

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  • Mother accused of endangerment after small child found riding bicycle alone

    MELBOURNE — A Melbourne woman was arrested last week after her small child was discovered riding a bicycle on the highway, according to Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Lawrence said the child said he was going to his grandmother’s house to get something to eat. …

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  • Man taken into custody after stopped with stolen items

    At first, there didn’t appear to be anything missing. When Independence County sheriff’s officers arrived at GP Motor Sports Friday and met with the owner, David Payne, he said he had first thought the empty spaces on the shelves were from items that had already …

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  • Marshall steps out on her own

    After years of renting booths from others, cosmetologist Karla Marshall has stepped out on her own and is now the owner of Mane Attraction Salon located at 320 E. College Ave. If the name sounds familiar — it should. Mane Attraction Salon was formerly owned …

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  • Scot Fest winners named

    Lyon College held a number of competitions during the 35th annual Arkansas Scottish Festival on Saturday. Winners and categories of the Community Quintathlon include: Asparagus Toss — Ghost Cheatham, Celtic Templars, first place; Kyle Talley, Citizens Bank Student Superheroes, second place; Nathan Cheatham, Gaelic Crossfire …

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  • Charlotte pet welfare worker attends workshop

    St. Louis — Homer Solis represented Thousand Hills Veterinary Service at a one-day workshop in Memphis, presented by Petfinder, the online database of adoptable pets, according to a news release. The workshop was hosted by Meows & BowWows Animal Rescue. Topics included marketing online, networking …

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  • 2 SHS alumni, political candidates to speak

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School Future Business Leaders of America will host a reception honoring two graduates who are seeking political office this year. Leslie Rutledge, candidate for Arkansas attorney general and James Sturch, candidate for state representative of District 63, will be the guests …

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  • UACCB to discuss cosmetology program

    The University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors will meet for its quarterly meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall Room 104. The agenda includes discussion of enrollment, proposed cosmetology program, college performance, job vacancies, new hires as well as …

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  • CASA seeking local volunteers

    The 16th Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocates organization is actively recruiting volunteers to help with the expansion of its program and the services it provides to local area children who have been taken into foster care due to abuse or neglect. The goal of …

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