• First-grade salute: Students pay tribute to teacher’s dad

    Quietly, they stood shoulder to shoulder, many not more than 3 1/2 feet tall, holding their American flags as the flag-draped casket was moved from the hearse to the burial plot shortly before noon. Getting out of a vehicle with family Tuesday, Newark Elementary teacher …

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  • Hon’s Sav-On Drug reopens

    Nine months after a fire destroyed its building, Hon’s Save-On Drugs is back in its Harrison Street location. “We’re up and running and it’s good to be back,” said owner Charles Hon, who runs the business with wife Brucene at the corner of Harrison and …

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  • Course set for existing businesses

    If your business is struggling or needs to be taken to the next level, Independence County Economic Development Inc. in cooperation with area businesses is offering a course for existing businesses beginning March 29 at University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The course is …

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  • Bradford man flees police, found in woods

    A man who fled police was later found hiding in the woods Thursday morning, according to a report from the Independence County Sheriff’s Office. Arrested was Jonathan Conway, 28, of Audrey Street, Bradford. Cpl. Ernie Gillihan said Deputy Patrick Collins had reported a white four-door …

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  • Tutor workshop is Sunday

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a Tutor Training Workshop at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Jubilee Family Church, located at 45 Thunderbird Drive in Batesville. Volunteer tutors are matched with adult students who are learning to read or who are learning English. Tutors meet …

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  • Sharp UMC hosts musical

    Hickory Hills Bluegrass Gospel of Wynne will present a musical program at 2 p.m. Sunday at Sharp United Methodist Church, located at 1100 Gainesboro Road. The program is open to the public.

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  • CR Questers hold demonstration

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluff Chapter of the International Questers will provide demonstrations on washing and homestead activities during the Life After the Civil War program, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Calico Rock Museum. Questers is a …

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  • Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 19, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com. The Community …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold for Easter holiday

    CHARLOTTE — John 3:16 Ministries in Charlotte is currently taking orders for hams and Boston butts for Easter. The cost for ham is $34.95 each, and pork butts are $24.95 (the same prices as at Thanksgiving and Christmas). Prices include tax. Pickup will be April …

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  • CPR classes offered

    Vital Link ambulance service will offer the Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class from 6 to 10 p.m. March 26 in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $25 covers the textbook and CPR card. To …

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  • Scholarships available for Batesville area students

    The National Society for the Gifted and Talented will be offering $10,000 in scholarships for Batesville area students to apply towards selected summer programs. Ten scholarships are being offered by the NSGT Board of Trustees, six at $1,000 each, six at $500 each and four …

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  • Artmobile to stop at UACCB

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host the Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a 40-plus-foot mobile gallery containing original works of art from the center’s permanent collection, from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. March 26-30. This event is free and open to the …

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