• Melbourne schools awarded for improvement

    MELBOURNE — The Melbourne School District was awarded a plaque for five consecutive years of math improvement when the Melbourne School Board met Sept. 29. In other business and a reorganization of the school board, member Phillip Edwards was named president, Robert Cooper, vice president, …

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  • Free women’s self-defense class offered

    The Independence County Sheriff’s Department Community Relations Team will present Ladies Self-Awareness and Basic Self-Defense from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 9 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Officers from the Independence County Sheriff’s Department will …

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  • Student league donates table

    The 16th Judicial District’s Court Appointed Special Advocate organization is getting a gift of original art from a local student art league. Members of the league recently put the finishing touches on a uniquely designed and painted tall dining table and chairs set that will …

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  • Pryor’s Mobile Office coming to Batesville

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor’s Mobile Office will head to this area to help Arkansans who may be having problems with the Veterans Administration, Social Security, or other services involving the federal government. Pryor’s staff will be in Batesville from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday at …

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  • Clerk won’t reinstate Rutledge’s registration

    LITTLE ROCK — A local election official in Arkansas said Thursday he won’t reverse his decision to cancel Republican attorney general hopeful Leslie Rutledge’s voter registration over her being on voter rolls out of state, telling the GOP candidate she’ll have to re-register. An attorney …

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  • Group suing Greenwood over annexation proposal

    GREENWOOD (AP) — A homeowners group in western Arkansas is asking a court to remove an annexation proposal from the November ballot. The Shadow Lake Estates Property Owners Association is suing the city of Greenwood. The suit claims the city didn’t follow required steps related …

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  • Police chase nets 15 years

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — An Arkansas man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a police chase that injured an officer. Rory Gregory, 53, took the plea deal Thursday in Baxter County court. He pleaded guilty to …

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  • Ex-DHS official pleads guilty in bribery

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A former deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services has pleaded guilty to providing official assistance in exchange for bribes from the owner of two mental health companies. Federal officials announced Thursday that 49-year-old Steven B. Jones had pleaded …

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  • Food stolen from delivery truck

    JONESBORO (AP) — Police in Arkansas are searching for whoever stole nearly $1,000 worth of food from a Frito-Lay delivery truck. The theft was reported Monday. Police say the truck was parked inside a fenced-in Frito-Lay sales facility. They say peanuts, chips, popcorn, cheese dip …

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  • Forests to hold autumn color tour

    RUSSELLVILLE — Forest visitors are invited to quickly reserve space for the Ozark-St. Francis National Forests 53rd annual Fall Color Tour scheduled for Oct. 17 in Jasper, according to a news release. The tour begins at the Newton County courthouse where buses will take the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 26, 1995.

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  • Needle works club to meet

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Myers St. in Batesville. The meeting is open to those interested in learning to knit or crochet and experienced needle workers. Those who have …

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