• Lyon board chairman stepping down

    The Lyon College faculty, staff and fellow trustees bid farewell — at least temporarily — to Raymond LaCroix Jr., who is leaving the Board of Trustees on June 30. LaCroix has been chairman of the board since 2006 and board member for 17 years. LaCroix …

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  • Pioneer Days set for May 4-5

    MELBOURNE — The 61st annual Pioneer Days festival at Melbourne will be held May 4 and 5. Events kick off May 4 with a gospel singing at 6:30 p.m. at the John E. Miller auditorium on the Ozarka College campus. The concert is free. For …

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  • Midland students mark anniversary of War of 1812

    FLORAL — Writing from the perspective of a cousin to the seventh president of the United States while describing the War of 1812 might prove difficult for some but not for Midland Elementary sixth-grader Emily Wood. Students across the country were tasked by the Daughters …

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  • Arkansas Realtor Association – Awards of Excellence

    Every year the Batesville Board of Realtors hands out awards of excellence, and this year was no exception. Before doing so, the group discussed events such as the state convention in September and the upcoming tour of homes to be held April 29. The Award …

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  • Southside warehouse burglary, thefts reported

    Removing a section of an outside metal wall allowed burglars to enter Dealers Warehouse at 2800 Batesville Blvd. sometime in the past week, according to a report filed with Independence County Deputy Kirk Green Saturday afternoon. Green said he was dispatched to the Citizens Bank-owned …

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  • Gas theft suspect arrested

    Accused of pumping gas without paying for it, a Batesville woman was arrested on outstanding warrants after she allegedly fled from police Saturday night. Independence County Deputy Nathan Stephens said that around 7:45 p.m. an employee of the T-Mart convenience store, at the intersection of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 11, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Frank Fonville yesterday bought from J.M. Garrett three bales of cotton with the seed for $628.89. The cotton alone brought $543. One of the bales weighed 695 pounds, the …

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  • Club News

    Bethesda EHC BETHESDA — Eleven members of Bethesda Extension Homemakers Club held the monthly meeting April 17. One guest was present. The meeting began with recital of the American flag pledge and the Homemakers’ creed. Members answered the roll by responding to the question “Do …

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Following the business session, anyone desiring to obtain a Federal Communications Commission license may be …

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  • Public hearing set

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council has scheduled a public hearing to begin at 6 p.m. Thursday in the city hall for residents to discuss a proposed grant application, said Mayor Rick Siler. The application is for the proposed construction of a child …

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  • Concord to participate in drug program

    CONCORD — Concord Marshal Nick Hunnicutt will be at Concord City Hall from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday collecting unused, expired and unwanted medications for disposal. “Prescription drugs are the second most abused drugs in the state today,” Hunnicutt said recently. “We need help getting them …

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  • Election workers to be OK’d

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in the courthouse basement to discuss the upcoming May primary and approve workers for the election.

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