• Ozarka College campaign receives $2,500 donation

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Capital Campaign has received another donation, according to a news release.  Dan and Nancy Orr, residents of Sharp County since 1961, have committed $2,500 to the Ozarka College Student Services Center Capital Campaign. Their contribution will pay to furnish an …

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  • UA graduates, students honored for achievements

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several area University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2014 spring semester. Area students who graduated at the end of the 2014 spring semester and their degrees include: Batesville — Justin Angel, bachelor of science in biological …

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  • Back to school bash slated

    MELBOURNE — Melbourne First Baptist Church will host a back to school bash from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Free school supplies will be given away. Bounce houses will be available for children, and refreshments will be served. The event is free and open …

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  • Dulcimer event set

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ozark Folk Center State Park will host a hammered dulcimer weekend Friday through Sunday. The hammered dulcimer has enjoyed popularity in traditional American folk music for more than 150 years, but its roots date back to Biblical times, according to a news …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 21, 1995.

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  • Lyon announces honor students

    Lyon College has named the students who made the spring 2014 Dean’s List, according to a news release. Students include: Bald Knob — Jonathan Dannatt, Ashley Waymack Batesville — Whitney Brown, Caitlin Campbell, Kaylin Cesarski, Jonathan Dannatt, Alexandra Patrono-Smith, Taylor Sanders, Ryan Story and Donia …

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  • UAFS names grads

    FORT SMITH — The University of Arkansas at Fort Smith has released the list of students receiving degrees and certificates during the spring 2014 semester and the first summer term ending in July. Conferred were the bachelor of applied science, bachelor of arts, bachelor of …

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  • 1 arrested for pawned TVs

    Felony theft by receiving charges have been filed against a 27-year-old Batesville man for allegedly buying and then pawning two large-screen TVs, according to an arrest affidavit. Independence County Sheriff’s Detective Alan Cockrill said he received information July 24 that Josh Brewington may be getting …

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  • Cemetery cleaning planned

    POUGHKEEPSIE — The cleaning at Powell’s Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie will be Saturday. Several projects need to be completed. Those attending are asked to bring their own tools. A potluck will be served at noon.

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  • Veteran television impresario Robert Halmi Sr. dies at 90

    NEW YORK — Prolific TV producer Robert Halmi, Sr., has died. Halmi died Wednesday in his New York City home at 90, said spokesman Russ Patrick. The Hungarian-born Halmi found success as a magazine photographer after arriving in America in 1951, shooting pictures for such …

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  • Cities to answer state’s ad for new prison

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Cities and counties throughout Arkansas are deciding whether to get in the running for a proposed $100 million prison —which comes with a maximum-security rating and some of the state’s most difficult inmates, but hundreds of new jobs. The Arkansas Department …

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  • Lloyd’s last journey

    SALEM — Lloyd Martz wasn’t an only child for long. Before he was 2, his baby brother arrived and from then a shadow was always following in his footsteps. That never seemed to bother the elder Martz and the two maintained that closeness, even after …

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