• Construction nears completion; bids approved

    SOUTHSIDE — Construction of Phase 2 of Southside High School’s new building project continues, according to Superintendent Roger Rich, with completion of the first part anticipated on Monday to include a new media center, art room and six classrooms. “Part B” of Phase 2 is …

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  • Concord school sets registration

    CONCORD — The Concord School District has set its registration schedule and announced plans for open house, according to a news release. Students new to the district can register by visiting the high school office between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Parents are asked …

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  • The Compassionate Friends to meet Tuesday

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no …

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  • JPs have light agenda

    The Independence County Quorum Court will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Jess B. Carpenter building located at 368 E. Main St. The court will hear reports from county officials and discuss county business matters. All meetings are open to the public.

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  • Okolo receives $2,500 award

    Omwikam Okolo of Batesville has been awarded a $2,500 Mike Harper Leadership Scholars award from the ConAgra Foods Foundation. The award is renewable for three years and is given each year to “outstanding high school seniors who intends to enroll at an accredited college, university …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 1, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    More information has come in concerning this photo, which was submitted to the Batesville Daily Guard in the fall of 2013 and was printed on the May 16, 2014, Glance At Days Gone By page. Old Independence Regional Museum has two very similar photos, one …

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  • Izard County Singing set for Sunday

    BROCKWELL — Izard County Singing Convention will meet to sing at 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Tabernacle in Brockwell. All singers and listeners are welcome. For more information call Mike Haney at (870) 368-4146 or Anna Floyd at 368-5012.

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  • Fiber Arts Extravaganza scheduled for September

    HOT SPRINGS — The 8th Annual Arkansas Fiber Arts Extravaganza will be Sept. 18 through 20 at Hot Springs Convention Center. The event features 40 classes on various fiber arts, vendors, door prizes, free totes to preregistered guests and face-to-face time with other fiber arts …

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  • AG cautions college students using credit

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert encouraging college students and other young consumers to practice caution when entering the credit market, and to remind Arkansans of laws in place to protect college campuses from predatory credit card solicitations. “Although …

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  • Meeting on environment set

    NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has set a meeting to present the results of a recent statewide modeling analysis for air pollutants. The Aug. 20 presentation at the agency’s North Little Rock office is open to the public. The …

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  • Sports anchor Dick Clay dies

    “I’m Dick Clay, and that’s sports!” was the iconic signoff he used for 30 years as sports director and anchor for KAIT 8 television. For a generation, he was the face of local sports in northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri. “Dickie,” as he was known, …

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