• Retired teachers to meet

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Retired Teachers/School Employees will meet at noon Monday at Ozarka College in Melbourne. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria. The speaker will be Jimmie Lou Fisher. Fisher, born in Delight, has served as Greene County treasurer, state …

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  • Culinary arts program accepting applications

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College culinary arts program is currently accepting applications. Students accepted into the program will complete an application for admission, an interview with program advisors and the required general education courses. To enroll, students should register with Ozarka College either online at …

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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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  • Professor to deliver Williamson Prize lecture

    Dr. David Pace, Lyon College associate professor of chemistry, will deliver the 2011-12 Williamson Prize lecture at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. Pace’s lecture is titled “Chemical Education: The DisCONNECTION Approach.” The Williamson Prize is given annually by Lyon …

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  • Event raises $100K

    More than $100,000 was raised for student scholarships at Lyon College’s first Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball Feb. 24 at the Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. Nearly 300 people attended the ball, which featured a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions and a …

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  • Local team prepares for MDA walk

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Muscular Dystrophy Muscle Walk in will be held at 9 a.m. March 10 in Little Rock at Murray Park. A local team in honor of Newark Elementary student Austin Simmons who has muscular dystrophy has been started by Simmons’ family. …

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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, March 9 – Sunday, March 11.

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  • Driver arrested after wreck, fight with police

    Tuesday was a bad day for Jason Hall. First he wrecked a borrowed car, then hid from police, fought the police, got Tased three times and went to jail. Independence County Deputy Rob Leonard said it all started when was sent to a call of …

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  • Driver flees from crash

    A head-on crash on Ramsey Mountain Monday night sent one driver fleeing on foot into a wooded area and three other people to the hospital. Arkansas State Trooper John Qualls said the accident, on Highway 167 south of the White River Bridge, happened around 9 …

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  • Batesville School Board hears about ALE relocation

    “A new name, a new mission, a new beginning” is what director Gary Anderson sees for the future of the New Horizons Alternative Learning Education Center at Desha, and expansion, both physically and in approach, is at the top of the list. The school, which …

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  • Sign-up starts for Home School Days

    Registration begins this week for Old Independence Regional Museum’s Home School Days which will be on Mondays, April 16 and 23, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator and volunteer coordinator. “This spring the theme is the White River, which played an important role in Arkansas’ history …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 25, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Monday a petition was started in circulation by friends of John A. Hinkle of this city, ex-sheriff and former state senator from this district, asking Gov. Geo. W. Hayes …

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