• Miss Batesville, Teen pageants seeking contestants

    The Miss Batesville and Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen Pageants will be held on Aug. 1 and 2. Young ladies in Independence, Stone, Izard, and Sharp counties, as well as portions of White County that include the Midland School District and portions of northern Cleburne county …

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  • Commodity distribution date announced

    Independence County commodity distribution will be at 8:30 a.m. Thursday at 550 Oak St. in Batesville. All applicants will need to be recertified before the distribution or on that date. Proof of income and proof of identification must be shown. A variety of items will …

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  • Sharp JPs support grant, to talk about dogs

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court, during a special meeting Thursday, voted to support Spring River Paramedic Service’s application for a grant, that, if approved at the state level, would provide about $50,000 for computers and software updates, said County Judge Larry Brown. …

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  • Sharp Co. road to be closed

    ASH FLAT — Starting today, Wilson Well Road at the south Big Creek Bridge will be closed for approximately one week for bridge work, said Sharp County Road Superintendent Dan Melbourne.

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  • Newark meeting to be at 5 p.m.

    NEWARK — Tuesday night’s regular meeting of the Newark City Council will begin earlier than usual, said Joanne Langston, recorder-treasurer. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. in the Newark Municipal Building and will involve routine departmental monthly reports. The mayor also gives a short …

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  • P-Plains to hear reports

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Pleasant Plains City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the city hall to hear monthly reports and any other business that arises, said Mayor Rick Siler. The council will also review current bills.

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  • Concord council meets tonight

    CONCORD — The Concord City Council will meet at 7 tonight in the community center for a routine monthly business session, said Mayor Warren “Buck” Rone. The aldermen will hear departmental reports and review current bills.

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  • Water board to meet

    PFEIFFER — The Pfeiffer Public Water Authority will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Batesville Municipal Building. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Johnny Cash Music festival set for Aug. 15

    JONESBORO — The Fourth Annual Johnny Cash Music Festival will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center. The official grand opening of the Johnny Cash Boyhood Home will follow on Aug. 16. Country Music Hall-of-Famers Reba McEntire, Bobby Bare …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 2, 1995.

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  • Soldier who was pen pal visits Red Hatters

    JONESBORO — It’s not every day that you get to meet a hero or your pen pal, but for the ladies of the Red Hat Society at Craighead Nursing Center, they recently did both. Army Staff Sgt. Caleb Elsperman, a St. Louis native who now …

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  • Got a rash? iPad, other devices might be the cause

    CHICAGO — Unexplained rash? Check your iPad. It turns out the popular tablet computer may contain nickel, one of the most common allergy-inducing metals. Recent reports in medical journals detail nickel allergies from a variety of personal electronic devices, including laptops and cellphones. But it …

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