• Student awarded funds

    ASH FLAT — FNBC Bank of Ash Flat has awarded its North Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s annual Operation Round-Up Scholarship, according to a news release. Molly Taylor, daughter of FNBC Bank employee Deana Taylor, received a full tuition scholarship to Ozarka College for the spring semester. …

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  • Southside Water pumps 4M gallons in 2014

    SOUTHSIDE — Four million gallons of water equals $1.6 million dollars. That was the report given when Southside Public Water Authority board of directors met Tuesday night. The 2014 year-end report was presented by Scott Williams, authority assistant manager. The report showed that at year’s …

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, January 16 – Sunday, January 18, 2015.

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  • Kresge Gallery hosts art survey

    The Lyon College Kresge Gallery is hosting “Located Places,” a contemporary art survey on demarcated spaces, now through Feb. 27. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the gallery in the Alphin Building. Imagery in the exhibition ranges from interpretations …

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  • UACCB announces GED scholarships

    A grant will soon allow the GED exam to be free to qualified individuals, according to Nancy Whitmire, director of adult education at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. In January 2014, the GED Testing Service released a new version of the General …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 5, 2003.

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  • Center offers fitness/nutrition program

    JONESBORO — The Center for Healthy Children at Northeast Arkansas Baptist in Jonesboro is offering a 12-week session that focuses on helping children and their families learn to live a fit way of life through nutrition and physical activity. The program, which requires parental involvement, …

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  • Ozarka College announces president, provost lists

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently announced that 89 students have been named to the president’s list and 72 students have been named to the provost’s list for the fall semester. To be eligible for the president’s list, a student must be enrolled in at least …

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  • Arkansas Tech releases honor roll

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its dean’s list for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the fall 2014 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • OMP lands $2.2M

    Ozark Mountain Poultry (OMP) will receive a $2.2 million grant from Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) for expansion of its company, according to a news release. AEDC will provide a $2.2 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to Independence County (CDBG funds always go to …

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  • Former law enforcement officer found guilty of drugs, firearms

    ASH FLAT — Only divine intervention could have saved Richard Kourakis when authorities found marijuana seed labeled “Gift of God” and other drug paraphernalia at his home. On Tuesday, a Sharp County jury of eight women and four men found Richard Randal Kourakis, 57, of …

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  • Man’s death ruled suicide

    The death of a 56-year-old Southside man has been declared a suicide, according to Independence County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Mundy. “On Tuesday at 22:01 hours (10:01 p.m.) officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call of a man who had hanged himself,” …

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