• Job duties are personal for UACCB employee

    One employee at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville is proud to serve those who have made it their life’s duty to do the same. Tracey Thomas, UACCB’s veterans administration certification official, began her career in higher education at UACCB in the registrar’s …

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  • Sony re-gifts ‘The Interview’ in limited release

    NEW YORK (AP) — “The Interview” was put back into theaters Tuesday when Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited Christmas Day theatrical release for the comedy that provoked an international incident with North Korea and outrage over its cancelled release. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton …

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  • Midland recognizes students, discusses projects

    PLEASANT PLAINS — The Midland School Board recognized several school teams and organizations during its last regular meeting of 2014. Among them included the archery team, Little Dribblers, Prancers and pee wee sports teams. Students Kara Lody and Renae Millington placed in the district Family, …

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  • Southside board hires 4

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside School Board recently accepted two resignations and hired four employees. The board accepted resignations from maintenance employee Shawn Hastings and bus driver Mike Henley while offering contracts to Danielle Fair, Violet Kelly and Jeannie Kelso as preschool paraprofessionals and Chris Gay …

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  • Miracle League

    Clark Emery of Batesville visits with singer Garth Brooks, who participated in The Miracle League of Arkansas’ baseball game Dec. 13 in Little Rock of which Emery is a team member. Miracle League of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that gets people with disabilities involved …

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  • CenturyLink donates $5K to college project

    MELBOURNE — CenturyLink has committed $5,000 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Its contribution will pay to furnish an office in the Student Services Center on the Melbourne campus, according to a news release. CenturyLink, headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, is the third …

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  • Bank’s Blue Jeans Fund supports youth ranch

    Representatives of the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches visited recently with employees of Citizens Bank’s Main Branch to accept a $500 contribution from the bank employees’ “Blue Jeans Fund.” The ranches are supported by the Arkansas Sheriffs Association. The ranch began as two mobile homes on …

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  • Museum receives $500 gift

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum Foundation has accepted a $500 gift from Robert and Tina Barnes, co-owners of B&B Supply in Pineville. The gift will assist the foundation in providing needed resources to operate the Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center. The museum …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 15, 2003.

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  • Blanchard announces reduced schedule

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Blanchard Springs Caverns near Mountain View will run on a reduced schedule during January and February. Tours through the Dripstone Trail will be offered at 11 a.m. and 1:30 and 4 p.m. Other tours may be added as needed. Wild Cave Tours …

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  • ICC quizzers place in tourney

    BROCKWELL — The Izard County Junior High Quiz Bowl Team recently placed second in the Northcentral Arkansas Education Cooperative Invitational Tournament held at Ozarka College in Melbourne. ICC defeated Midland, Cedar Ridge, and Melbourne to reach the winner’s bracket final against Mountain View.  Izard County …

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  • Huskey awarded scholarship

    WALNUT RIDGE — Claudia Huskey of Melbourne has been awarded an Ozarka Summit Scholarship to attend Williams Baptist College at Walnut Ridge. The scholarship is awarded to qualifying graduates of Ozarka College through an agreement between Ozarka and Williams. Huskey is a graduate of Mount …

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