• Lyon College scholarship fundraiser offers chance to kick up boot heels

    CONCORD — Lyon College is hoping to raise a record-breaking amount for its annual scholarship fund with its third annual Black Tie Blue Jeans Ball at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at The Cow Palace at Chimney Rock in Concord. College representatives are hoping this year’s …

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  • Dean detained for shoplifting, second time in as many weeks

    A store owner said she was having difficulty with a suspected shoplifter when authorities arrived to assess the situation. Independence County Deputy Zachary Rawlins said he was on his way to Siloé clothing store in downtown Batesville because of the panic alarm when dispatch said …

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  • ‘Big marijuana dealer’ arrested after break-in

    WALNUT RIDGE — A man who broke into a house in Imboden to steal money he said was owed to him from a marijuana sale just kept talking. After being read his rights, 18-year-old Dylan Smith admitted breaking into the residence and taking the money, …

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  • Church to honor Martin L. King Jr.

    Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Batesville will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration beginning at 5 p.m. Sunday. The event is open to the public and will feature Leslie Roper, pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Batesville, as guest speaker and special …

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  • Thompson announces

        Mack Thompson of Ash Flat has announced his candidacy for Sharp County sheriff. He is a Democrat.           Political announcements The Batesville Daily Guard will publish abbreviated political announcements on this page, as space permits, at no cost to …

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  • Sulphur Rock council to meet

    SULPHUR ROCK — The Sulphur Rock City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in  the city hall for its first business session of the year, said Recorder-treasurer Ann Heathwaite. The session will consist of departmental reports and a review of bills.

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  • Midland names bee winners

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School District has announced its schoolwide spelling bee winners, according to gifted and talented instructor Megan Bell. Winners are fifth-grader Jake Henderson, sixth-grader Lexie Bell, seventh-grader Kira McHale and eighth-grader Zachary Holland, last year’s Independence County Spelling Bee champion. The …

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  • Food/coat drive to be held

    Ozark Foothills Literacy Project AmeriCorps members will hold a food/coat drive to help local non-profits in Sharp and Independence counties in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dr. King is quoted as saying “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What are you doing …

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  • Calico Rock Museum burns note

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation board of trustees recently burned the mortgage note it secured from First National Bank of Izard County in June 2010. The museum is now debt free. The foundation borrowed $80,000 from the bank to buy the historic …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19, 2014.

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  • Rupp elected to AHA board

    NEWPORT — Harris Hospital chief executive officer Robert Rupp has been elected to the Arkansas Hospital Association’s board of directors as the alternate delegate to the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board. In that capacity, Rupp will attend Regional Policy Board meetings and engage in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 9, 1994.

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