• Drinking from Mama’s glass leads to disturbance, arrest

    MELBOURNE — Don’t drink from Mama’s glass. A Melbourne woman landed in jail last week after doing just that, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Annie Jane Morris, 45, was arrested Wednesday following a disturbance involving Morris and her mother. “Deputy …

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  • Family never gave up

    HIGHLAND — Billy Glen Cochran’s mother stayed by the radio all day and all night. She waited anxiously as the announcer read name after name after name of the Korean prisoners of war who would be coming home. But her son’s name was never called. …

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  • Cedar Ridge students among state quiz bowl contenders

    CONWAY — High school students including those from the Cedar Ridge School District will showcase their intellect in the annual Arkansas Governor’s Academic Competition at the Arkansas Educational Television Network in a state quiz bowl tournament on Saturday. “Quiz Bowl 2014” will be broadcast in …

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  • Literacy project sets ‘Bingo Bash’

    The Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will hold a spring “Bingo Bash” from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, 615 Main St., Batesville. The event will include 15 rounds of bingo. Cost is $2 per round and soup and chili will be …

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  • USGS reports small earthquakes  

    FAIRFIELD BAY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports that several small earthquakes have been recorded near Fairfield Bay in central Arkansas. The USGS reports show five quakes with preliminary magnitudes from 1.7 to 2.1 were recorded from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning — each …

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  • Concord to discuss booster club

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the high school media center. Agenda items include discussion of livestock barn bids, FFA booster club, graduation, a food services audit, new state championship sign and the 2014-15 school calendar. Personnel employments and …

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  • SING-a-thon’ to be relocated

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School District choir department’s ‘SING-a-thon” from 4 to 7 p.m. today has been relocated to the district’s choir room due to the threat of rain, according to director Angela Weaver said. The event will raise money for the American Cancer Society …

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  • Medicare Maze set for Tuesday

    Medicare Maze will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at White River Area Agency on Aging, located at 3998 Harrison St. in Batesville. The event is designed to provide free unbiased information and assistance to Medicare recipients. Topics to be discussed include signing up for …

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  • Multiple sclerosis treatment presentation to be given

    An oral treatment option for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis will be presented by Kenneth Chan, doctor of osteopathy with Northeast Arkansas Clinic, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Italian Grill, located at 2360 Harrison St. in Batesville. The presentation is an informative event for people …

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  • Parkinson’s support group to meet at WRMC

    White River Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will host a seminar at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Suite B of the Josephine Raye Rogers Center, located at White River Medical Center in Batesville. Featured speaker will be Lydia Stephens, a registered nurse and the Parkinson’s disease information …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 10, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO W.E. Anderson, secretary of the Independence County Farmers Union, reported that a resolution favoring the county salary measure was approved during the meeting at Charlotte Saturday. The union delegates …

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  • Area native part of Nobel Peace Prize team

    When Deva Hupaylo graduated from Salem High School her teachers wanted her to focus on the field of medicine. Instead, she headed to the University of Arkansas and opted to become a chemical engineer. After landing jobs with some nationally recognized companies she applied for …

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