• Central, West schools hold D.A.R.E. graduation

    Central and West Magnet Elementary schools held graduations for D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) for sixth-graders Tuesday. The students completed a nine-week program and were presented with certificates. The class was taught by Sgt. Cord Davidson, school resource officer who said half of the course …

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  • Thompson recognized

    Rhonda Thompson Licensed practical nurse Rhonda Thompson is the March/April recipient of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses at White River Medical Center, according to a news release. Thompson works in Senior Haven at WRMC. She has been at WRMC for five years. “The real …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 19, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Some figures on file in the county tax collector’s office show a rapid increase in the use of automobiles in Independence County. The total number of car licenses issued …

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  • Book sale to be discussed

    HARDY — The Sharp County Friends of the Library will meet at 2 p.m. Monday in the Hardy Library, said Mar Kocz, who is helping publicize the meeting. “The upcoming book sale in May will be discussed,” Kocz said.

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  • Manuel passes $1M mark

    Cledas Manuel The Cledas Manuel district of Modern Woodmen of America in Batesville passed the $1 million mark in annualized premium for the first time in 2011. To surpass the $1 million mark, a district must consistently be a top producer in annualized premium each …

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  • Cushman hosts chili benefit

    CUSHMAN — A chili supper, silent auction and cake auction will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Cushman Community Center, located at 45 Park St. in Cushman. The event will benefit the family of Belinda Manley Dowell, who died of ovarian cancer …

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  • Izard Relay for Life sets meeting

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will hold its monthly team captain meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Ozarka College dining hall. Those who do not have teams are encouraged to form ones. The relay will be June 1 at the Melbourne walking …

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  • Hams, pork butts being sold

    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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  • Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area from Friday, March 30 – Sunday, April 1.

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  • Wackerly turns 80

    Mary Wackerly will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party from 3 to 5:30 p.m. April 1 at Elizabeth’s Restaurant on Main Street in Batesville.

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  • Festival Film celebrates Batesville ‘Mug Tree Lady’

    “Ozark: A Celebration in Song” will be screened at the Ozark Foothills FilmFest at 6 p.m. March 30 as part of the Variety Showcase in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. The film was made by Still …

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  • GT accepting nominations

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District gifted and talented (GT) department is accepting nominations for its GT program for the 2012-13 school year. Parents, teachers and students can nominate students who will be entering grades 4-12 who they think demonstrate high intellect, creative skills …

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