• Country quilters to host baby quilt workshop

    SALEM — Country Quilters will hold a baby quilt workshop at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Orange Room at North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem. Jan Slaughter, baby quilt chairman, will facilitate the “assembly line” program. The event is open to the public. Participants may …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 26, 1995.

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High

    The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2013-14 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Dariela Alvarez, Ali Autry, Mattie Ballard, Clayton Bernard, Mackenzi Brown, Jonathan Clark, Olivia Clark, …

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  • ASU releases honor rolls

    JONESBORO — Students named to the Chancellor’s and Deans’ lists for spring 2014 at Arkansas State University have been announced. Combined, the group has 2,083 students, according to a news release. The Chancellor’s List includes students who earned a grade point average of 3.80 to …

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  • WRAAA marks 35 years

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. will celebrate its 35th anniversary from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at 3998 Harrison St. in Batesville. The event is open to the public.

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  • Bluesday Tuesday to feature John T. Parks

    NEWPORT — KASU Radio Station will present John T. Parks and Friends for the next Bluesday Tuesday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Country Club, located at 703 Walker Drive in Newport. The group will play a mixture of original songs and covers of …

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  • Twin, 90, recalls WWII service

    NEWARK — “The bullet went in under my right ear and came out under my left ear — right through the middle of my neck. … They carried me down the mountain with four armed guards. … They couldn’t get an army ambulance or trucks …

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  • Judge: Bond remains at $240,000

    MELBOURNE — Church deacons were unable to sway the judge when they described their former pastor who is jailed on 24 counts of child porn as a pillar of the community, so his bond remains at $240,000. Attorney Larry Kissee is representing 52-year-old Robert Norton …

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  • Teacher jailed for shoplifting

    A second-grade teacher may need a refresher course in adding after she paid for only a couple of items and tried to leave the store with more than $650 in unpaid ones. The nine-page police report details the items taken by 47-year-old Ellen Harmon, who …

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  • Search nets drugs inside woman

    A woman that probation and parole authorities wanted drug-tested and searched was found to have 2 grams of meth inside her body. Officer Colby Markum said he was called to Kennedy Park in Batesville to meet with an officer who asked him to transport 44-year-old …

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  • ICEDC considers grant for parking lots

    Wood-Lawn Heights nursing home is hoping to refurbish and expand its parking after adding 25 new jobs following its move to 2800 Neeley St. last year. On Tuesday officials came before the Independence County Economic Development Commission looking for help. Five representatives from Wood-Lawn Heights …

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  • Officers serving warrant, arrest 2

    Officers trying to serve an active U.S. Marshal warrant ended up getting two for one when a female attempted to help with the escape. Independence County deputies Jonathan Brown and Tommy Harper went to a residence to speak with a woman about the location of …

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