• 2 Cave City students expelled

    CAVE CITY — During expulsion hearings held in conjunction with Thursday’s regular Cave City School Board meeting, the board voted unanimously to expel two high school students for one calendar year for being in possession of marijuana on campus, said Superintendent Steven Green. The students, …

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  • Fire tax to be on ballot – Southside FFA recognized

    The ballot proposal for a 1/4-cent sales tax that could aid area fire departments is a go. However, before voting unanimously Monday to put the issue on the November ballot, the Independence County Quorum Court heard from area fire chiefs about why it was needed. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 30, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The new officers of the Independence County Sunday School Association elected at Moorefield Saturday are M.E. Moore, Moorefield, president; J.P. Coffin, Batesville, Frank Wright, Sulphur Rock, F.C. Hoyt, Newark, …

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  • Center begins remodel, hopes to expand services

    For two years the Believers Community Church has been a place where those with low incomes and no health insurance have gone for the medical help they need. But for volunteers, being in a borrowed space, setting up the clinic and tearing it down every …

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  • Students react to news of increased tuition

    With a $3 increase in tuition possible at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville next semester, some students Thursday afternoon seemed indifferent while others surprised but OK with the news. The UACCB Board of Visitors made the unanimous vote for the increase, which …

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  • Board to hear reports, recognize students

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Batesville School Board will receive a presentation from athletic trainer Keith Shireman when it meets 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary. Agenda items also include student recognitions, personnel reports and the board will consider contract extensions of principals, assistant …

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  • Teen reported missing

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the community’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile, 17-year-old Samantha Valencia who is described as 5 feet, 2 inches tall, 125 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair. Valencia was last seen Monday. She may be in the company …

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  • College break-in, thefts reported

    A broken window in the south end of Lyon College’s athletic building is reported as being the entry point for thieves who made off with $1,850 in electronic equipment sometime Sunday night. The break-in was discovered around 6:30 a.m. Monday by a custodial worker, according …

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  • Blanchard Springs announces spring schedule

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns’ spring schedule began Sunday and the caverns are now open seven days a week. “The last few years we’ve gone to our seven-day schedule a little early to accommodate spring break traffic,” Tony Guinn, the caverns’ visitor information specialist, …

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  • Talent contest scheduled

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne Project Graduation will host a talent contest and spaghetti dinner Thursday. The dinner will be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Carry-out orders will be available. The talent show will be at 6:30. Tickets are $5.

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  • Nursing to be discussed

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Area Health Education Centers, North Central, will host a nursing information session from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the AHEC intravideo network classroom on the second floor of the professional building at White River Medical Center. …

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  • Community-parent fair planned

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District will host a community-parent fair from 3:30-6:30 p.m on Thursday in the middle school cafeteria. Parents, grandparents and community are welcome to meet with local agencies, programs and businesses to pick up free promotional items, information and register for …

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