• Independence, Sharp counties lift burn bans

    The burn ban for Independence County has been lifted, according to Charlie Morris with the Independence County Judge’s office. Sharp County Judge Larry Brown said that due to significant rainfall, the burn ban issued in the county several days ago was lifted this morning.

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  • Desha man dies in crash

    Newport police say 30-year-old Gary Johns of Desha was killed in a motorcycle-car crash around 5:30 Saturday evening. Lt. Allen Edwards said Johns was riding his 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle south on Highway 69 in Newport when he struck a 2004 BMW driven by Rodney …

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  • Museum day camp deadline nears

    The deadline for registering for Old Independence Regional Museum’s upcoming day camp for rising first-, second- and third-graders is nearing, said Amanda Nikkel, education and volunteer coordinator. The educational day camp exploring Native American life will be from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. June 18. The cost …

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  • Honor Rolls – Batesville Junior High, Hillcrest High

    Batesville Junior High The students listed below made the honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year at Batesville Junior High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Katie Allen, Abby Antici, Jonathan Callahan, Brooke Caraway, Daesha Childress, Natalie …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO At the close of business Nov. 17 the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Batesville reported assets of $240,657. Deposits amounted to $142,635. T.J. Walbert is president and H.M. …

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  • Students win poster contest

    Two Central Magnet Elementary students recently won an Independence County Arkansas Farm Bureau safety poster contest. Jack Lanier, a second-grader, and sixth-grader Vamilec Orozco won the county competition and received a $25 check and certificates.     Vamilec Orozco Jack Lanier

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  • Landers family reunion set

    CAVE CITY — The Landers family reunion will be Saturday at the Cave City High School new cafeteria. A potluck will be served at noon. Dinnerware and drinks will be provided. Organizers will arrive around 10 a.m. to set up. A PowerPoint presentation will be …

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  • GED classes offered

    MELBOURNE — The Adult Education Department of Ozarka College is currently offering GED classes for three weeks in Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Melbourne. Class locations and times are: Ash Flat — 8 a.m. to noon Mondays, room 109 Mammoth Spring — 8 a.m. to …

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  • CPR, first aid classes set

    Vital Link will offer a Healthcare Provider CPR class from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday at the Alan Davis Conference Center, 1033 E.M.S. Drive, Batesville. The fee is $40. Heartsaver CPR and first aid classes will also be held at this location from 6-10 p.m. June 12. …

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  • WRAAA to hold quarterly meeting

    White River Area Agency on Aging Inc. advisory council will hold its quarterly meeting Tuesday at the Italian Grill in Batesville. The committees (legislative, program and menu) will meet at 9:45 a.m. and the council will convene at 10:15.

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  • Club News

    Batesville Radio Club The Batesville Radio Club met on May 24 with 16 people present. The car wash is scheduled for Saturday at Advance Auto Parts, and members are encouraged to participate. It was decided to get a card reader to enable the club to …

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  • Five generations

    Five generations are represented in this family photo. Standing left to right are Kana Riley Hodge and Valerie Williams. Sitting are Katina Riley, Shane Tatum Hodge and Adrian “Eddie” Ballard.     (photo submitted)

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