• Area seniors receive funds

    MAGNOLIA — Southern Arkansas University has announced the awarding of scholarships to area students for the 2012-13 academic year. Area students include: Breanna Taylor   Breanna Taylor, a senior at Batesville High School, was awarded the Top Ten Percent scholarship, which includes $2,550 per semester …

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  • 29 Sharp County members compete in 4-H Dairy Foods Contest

    ASH FLAT — A record 29 Sharp County 4-H members competed in the annual Diary Foods Contest at the county courthouse on March 29, reported Annie Lester, county 4-H program assistant. More than 80 people were in attendance, Lester said. “This contest was co-sponsored by …

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  • ‘Don’t Stop Please’ to perform at Ozarka College locations

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Cultural Enrichment Committee will host the band Don’t Stop Please Thursday and Friday. The band, from Conway, is described as having an acoustic jazz rock-fusion sound. The band will first appear at 10:45 a.m. Thursday for an acoustic set in …

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  • Parkinson’s Support Group to meet

    The Batesville Area Parkinson’s Support Group will hold its semi-annual meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Josephine Raye Rogers imaging center at the White River Medical Center in Batesville. Guest speakers will address depression, medications and Deep Brain Stimulus. There will be …

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  • ETHEL sets Lyon performance

    The post-classical string quartet, ETHEL, is scheduled to perform “Present Beauty: “The Hours” by Philip Glass in the Bevens Music Room at Lyon College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. ETHEL will perform an all-acoustic program in a space ideally suited to chamber music, according to a …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 12, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Deck Uhles of Salado was in Batesville on business today. He marketed one bale of cotton which brought him $98, exclusive of the seed which he sold for $45. …

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  • Blankenship recognized

    Jill Blankenship In observance of Law Day, May 1, Legal Aid of Arkansas has announced that Jill Blankenship is being recognized for her outstanding volunteerism in Independence County. Blankenship donated over 40 hours of service to low-income clients in 2011. Her donation has a conservative …

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  • UACCB hires counseling, career coordinator

    Sarah Lassiter Sarah Lassiter has accepted the position of counseling and career services coordinator at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. She holds a bachelor of science in education with an emphasis in vocational education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and …

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  • Truck slams into business; driver charged with DWI

    Witnesses told police Sunday afternoon that the driver of a truck that slammed into another vehicle and then ran into a vacant business, had been weaving all over the road just minutes prior to the accident. Independence County Deputy Bobby Thornton said he was dispatched …

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  • Lyon board chairman stepping down

    The Lyon College faculty, staff and fellow trustees bid farewell — at least temporarily — to Raymond LaCroix Jr., who is leaving the Board of Trustees on June 30. LaCroix has been chairman of the board since 2006 and board member for 17 years. LaCroix …

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  • Pioneer Days set for May 4-5

    MELBOURNE — The 61st annual Pioneer Days festival at Melbourne will be held May 4 and 5. Events kick off May 4 with a gospel singing at 6:30 p.m. at the John E. Miller auditorium on the Ozarka College campus. The concert is free. For …

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  • Midland students mark anniversary of War of 1812

    FLORAL — Writing from the perspective of a cousin to the seventh president of the United States while describing the War of 1812 might prove difficult for some but not for Midland Elementary sixth-grader Emily Wood. Students across the country were tasked by the Daughters …

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