• Habitat for Humanity announces banquet

    Habitat for Humanity of Independence County will hold its Home is Where the Heart Is banquet on March 10 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. A silent auction will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 7. Students from …

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  • Drugs, guns found during probation visit

    A defaced pistol grip shotgun, suspected marijuana and methamphetamine were reported found in the home of a Cord man by parole/probation agents Tuesday afternoon. Darin Brewer, a deputy with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office, said he was dispatched to the home of George Roger Brewer, …

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  • DAR hosts American History Essay Contest luncheon

    The Daughters of the American Revolution Independence Chapter held its annual American history essay contest luncheon Feb. 6 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant in Batesville.  The students winning first, second and third places in the contest from each school were treated to a buffet lunch and awards …

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  • Service member awarded degree

    Lanny Parker TRENTON, N.J. — Lanny B. Parker of Okinawa, Japan, son of Lloyd and Peggy Parker of Batesville, was awarded a bachelor of arts in natural sciences and mathematics from Thomas Edison State College in Trenton, N.J. He and his wife of 16 years, …

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  • Ozarka to offer GED test

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College in Melbourne will give the GED test at 8:30 a.m. March 8 and 28 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 …

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  • Nursing students fingerprinted

    MELBOURNE — The booking area of the Izard County jail became a little crowded Feb. 20, but it wasn’t because of an influx of inmates. Rather, the sheriff’s department was fingerprinting nursing students from Ozarka College as it has done for the past several years. …

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  • Donkey basketball scheduled as project graduation fundraiser

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne High School Project Graduation will host a donkey basketball game at 6 p.m. Thursday in the old gymnasium on the elementary school campus. Advance tickets may be purchased for $6 at J.B.’s Repair Mall, North Central Insurance or the Melbourne branch of …

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  • Help & Hope seeks volunteers

    Batesville Help & Hope, a United Way agency, needs volunteers. Any number of hours will be appreciated. To volunteer, call (870) 793-9181. Also, clothes racks are needed for the new clothing addition, and non-perishable food items are always needed. Donations are accepted during regular business …

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  • Cedar Ridge hears about alternative learning program

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District’s alternative learning education program may be new this year but has many activities as the Cedar Ridge School Board recently learned. David Ward, elementary alternative learning teacher, provided information about the program, which currently has six children from …

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  • B.A.D. members attend conference

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne Bearkatz Against Drugs (B.A.D.) club recently attended the 21st annual Arkansas Pride conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The conference is designed to bring awareness to teens about the dangers of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use. B.A.D. members attended various workshops covering …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 17, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO A meeting of the school board was held this morning, the chief topic coming before the session being a discussion of the present city water situation, which is deeply …

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  • John 3:16 Ministries building new six-man dorm, body shop

    CHARLOTTE — Bryan Tuggle has said more than once that he will let God dictate how big John 3:16 Ministries should be. Now, the ministry in Charlotte is building a new 2,000-square-foot dorm that will boost the enrollment at the spiritual-based boot camp from 70 …

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