• Panel helps prepare for disaster

    A tornado coming through town would wreak havoc. Homes and businesses would be destroyed. Most people will be at a loss as to what to do. Where will they stay? What will they eat? How will businesses get back up and running? The United States …

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  • Mock school bus accident trains for real thing

    Vital Link, Independence County Office of Emergency Management, Independence County Sheriff’s Office, Batesville Fire Department and White River Medical Center all worked together on May 21 to practice how to handle a school bus accident involving 20 students. The mock accident took place at the …

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  • Weaver honored

    Angela Weaver SOUTHSIDE — Choral director Angela Weaver received the Northeast Regional Distinguished Director award last fall but never imagined she’d go on to be named Arkansas’ Distinguished Director of the Year. Weaver, who teaches at the Southside School District, said the award was a …

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  • Lyon to host outdoor, ACT camps

    Lyon College will host two outdoor and ACT prep camps this summer. The first camp is June 3-6, and the second camp is June 10-13 with about 100 students slated to attend each. The camps give students the opportunity to learn how to raise ACT …

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  • HSIC hosts low-cost clinic

    The Humane Society of Independence County is hosting a low-cost spay/neuter clinic for cats and dogs of  low-income families in Independence County on Tuesday. Household income must be less than $25,000 to qualify for this clinic. Appointments must be made by calling the humane society …

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  • Machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the courthouse to conduct testing on election equipment. Testing will be in preparation for the June 12 run-off election between Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington and state Rep. Clark Hall for the 1st Congressional …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 21, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Sheriff Lawrence Ruddell and Deputy Hill Hays returned Tuesday night from Little Rock, where they went to take a man by the name of Curtis to the penitentiary who …

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  • Area students graduate

    CONWAY — Hendrix College in Conway held its 128th commencement exercises on May 12. Area students include:   Bachelor of arts, biology Batesville — Kaley Waldrip Pleasant Grove — Ethan Foster Vilonia — Brittany Bowman   BS, economics and business Clinton — Joshua Graham   …

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  • Arkansas Tech announces list

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2012 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • Cord grad nets degree

    Vanessa Bradley   LITTLE ROCK — Vanessa Bradley of Cord was among the graduates earning a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy oat Little Rock. Prior to entering the College of Pharmacy, Bradley pursued a degree …

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  • Science winners named

    HIGHLAND — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative annual regional science fair was held recently at the gym at the Highland School District. Two hundred and fifty students, along with their teachers and other volunteers participated. Area seventh- and eighth-grade overall winner was Bree Howard …

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  • Indian dancing to be demonstrated

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Indian Inter-tribal Association of Arkansas will demonstrate American Indian dancing in full regalia Saturday on the front lawn of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. The one-hour demonstrations will be at 11 a.m. …

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