• Pianist Gustavo Romero to kick off Harding series

    SEARCY — Gustavo Romero, a Mexican-American pianist, will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday in Harding University’s administration auditorium as part of the University’s 2014-15 concert Lyceum series. Romero first discovered his love and gift for music at age 5, started taking lessons and gave his …

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  • Ozarka automotive program seeks trainer cars for students

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College is currently accepting trainer cars for the automotive service technology program, to enable students to gain hands-on experience. According to a news release, 2005 model or newer vehicles will provide students with the best experience and are preferred, but other donations …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 23, 1995.

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  • ASU-Beebe opens testing center

    BEEBE — The Testing Center at Arkansas State University at Beebe will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Owen Center, Room 146. The Compass and math module tests will be given on a walk-in basis. Appointments are required for all …

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  • Counties association reveals area scholarship recipients

    LITTLE ROCK — The Association of Arkansas Counties recently announced its 2014 AAC Scholarship Trust recipients. AAC established the trust in 1985 to provide college financial assistance to the children, stepchildren and grandchildren of county and district officials and employees. AAC has since awarded more …

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  • ASU announces summer grads

    JONESBORO — Almost 900 candidates were awarded diplomas during Arkansas State University’s 2014 summer commencement ceremony, Aug. 8 in the Convocation Center. Provost Dr. Lynita Cooksey defined the evening as “a time of excitement for families and friends” before conferring the degrees to students from …

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  • Club News

    United Daughters of the Confederacy The Albert Sidney Johnston Chapter #135, United Daughters of the Confederacy, held its August meeting in the Citizens Bank Annex. The meeting was called to order by president Sherrie Stagner, who led the ritual and the pledges. The invocation was …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Flavorful Chicken Wings Are Our Favorite Football Fare Are you ready for some football? I know I am! I cheer for my favorite college and pro teams, but really I love football season for the food. Chili, burgers, chili dip, pretzels … I love it …

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  • 26 graduate YouthBuild

    A program for young people that began last year is once again proving it works. Last week 26 young people earned their high school diplomas and/or construction industry certifications. The second YouthBuild graduation was held in the George Rider Room of First Community Bank and …

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  • Woman charged with passing fake checks

    A Concord woman who claims she opened a bank account for someone else faces a theft by deception charge. Brandi Calhoun is currently incarcerated in the Independence County jail. The 25-year-old is accused of depositing two counterfeit checks at FNBC after she opened an account …

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  • Krug resigns

    Fred Krug has resigned his position as alderman. Krug, who was nearing the end of his fifth term serving Ward 3, Position 1 on the Batesville City Council, turned in his letter of resignation to Mayor Rick Elumbaugh on Thursday. He and his wife, Carole, …

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  • ICED: No funded director

    The Independence County Economic Development Commission  is still working on bringing new businesses to the area despite losing its director and its primary source of funding, the countywide quarter-cent economic development tax. At Wednesday night’s meeting board members discussed a possible new business at the …

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