• Civitan proclamation

    Members of the White River Valley Civitan Club watch as Independence County Judge Robert Griffin signs a proclamation declaring April as Civitan Awareness month. Pictured from left are (back row) Lisa Pinkston, WRVCC secretary; Shelley Gipson; Sarah Bolin; April Williams; Lila Harmon (front row) Jennie …

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  • Ozarka to offer GED test

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED test May 14 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Building. The test will also be given at 9 a.m. at the following locations: • Ash Flat — Sharp County Courthouse Annex Courtroom, May …

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  • Two arrested on Lafferty Creek

    One person was released, but two others were arrested after police reportedly found them trespassing on private property on Collietown Road in the northern part of Independence County. Deputy John Carroll said he was patroling the area after getting several complaints from the person who …

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  • Strawberry man arrested for setting fire to carport

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Strawberry man was arrested for setting his neighbor’s carport on fire, according to a report from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Timothy Cannon Timothy Scott Cannon Jr., 20, was arrested Saturday for arson after a Strawberry resident called and reported that …

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  • Hearing set on $1M lotto ticket

    SEARCY (AP) — A judge in White County was to hear arguments at 9 this morning over who owns a $1 million instant lottery ticket that was sold last summer at a Beebe gas station. Today’s hearing comes after the manager of the Super 1 …

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  • Lyon commencement announced

    Commencement weekend at Lyon College is scheduled for Friday and Saturday. Events begin Friday with the president’s reception (invitation only) at Bradley Manor followed by a surf and turf dinner for seniors. Baccalaureate will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Brown Chapel. The Rev. Gordon …

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  • Civil War group to hold annual banquet

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s Ramsey Mountain branch for its annual banquet. This is a change in meeting week and location. The event is open to guests. Those attending are asked to call William …

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  • Cushman cleanup scheduled

    The City of Cushman will have a citywide cleanup May 7-14, according to Mayor Jean Weatherford. “Cushman residents may take their discarded furniture, appliances and other items to a Dumpster located in the fenced area at the water tower on Collietown Road,” Weatherford said recently. …

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  • Flag burning to be conducted

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a flag burning ceremony at 12:15 p.m. Thursday. The ceremony will include a short program of prayer and song. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that an American flag is ready for disposal when it is torn, tattered, …

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  • Tourism director speaks to Kiwanis

    The newest member of the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, Tourism Director Tami Meyer, was the guest speaker Friday at a meeting of the Batesville Kiwanis Club. Meyer gave the group a brief outline of what her job entails and some of the upcoming events …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 18, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Cotton sold today and yesterday in Batesville from 18 to 22 cents a pound, and cotton seed went to the highest mark in history in this town, bringing $50 …

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  • American Legion names scholar

    Millicent Talley NEWARK — Cedar Ridge High School senior Millicent Talley of Newark has been chosen as the winner of Arkansas’ academic scholarship. Each year the American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Arkansas, selects one student from applications submitted from all over the state. Talley was …

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