• Lone Oak to hold homecoming

    RAVENDEN — Lone Oak Missionary Baptist Church at Ravenden will have homecoming services Sunday. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. Worship will be at 11 with Jackie Pickett as guest speaker. Lunch will be served from noon to approximately 1:30 p.m. Singing will follow …

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  • Holiday dance, potluck set

    NEWPORT — A Fourth of July family potluck and dance will be held Saturday at the Silver Moon Banquet Hall, Highway 367 North, Newport. Entertainment will be by Jeannie and the Guys, featuring Doug Greeno, Judy Garcia and Rockin’ Luke Stroud. Admission is $5. Doors …

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  • Reporting isn’t always ‘pretty’

    Well, I’ve made it a year. Wednesday marked my one-year anniversary at the Batesville Daily Guard and what a year it’s been. I have really enjoyed being right in the middle of what’s going on. I have met so many new people, traveled to new …

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  • More orders issued

    One hundred and fifty years ago, the capital city of Little Rock was reinvesting its infrastructure to serve the purpose as the Head Quarters for the entirety of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi. Having served as Commander of the ATM only since late May 1862, …

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  • Letter to the editor

    Concern for ducks Dear editor: As a long-standing employee of a local business here in Batesville, also a resident of the county for 40-plus years, I am one that has always brought their children and grandchildren to Row Lake to fish and feed the ducks. …

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  • 5 more states granted waivers

    Five more states have been granted relief from key requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, bringing the total to 24 states given waivers, an Obama administration official said today. Arkansas, Missouri, South Dakota, Utah and Virginia will be freed from the No …

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  • Pacheco awarded Hendrix scholarships

    CONWAY — Carra Pacheco of Beebe, a senior at  Beebe High School, has received both an  academic scholarship and an Odyssey Honors and Distinction Award for Service to the World to attend Hendrix College beginning in the fall of 2012. Pacheco is the daughter of …

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  • Palese accepts membership

    Michael S. Palese of Batesville has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Palese is a sophomore at the University of Central Arkansas.

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  • Baylor names Dean’s List

    WACO, Texas — More than 2,900 Baylor University students were named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester. Among those includes Grant Ross McChesney of Batesville. To be named to the Dean’s List, a student must be an undergraduate with a minimum grade-point average …

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  • CNAs graduate

    SEARCY — The White County Medical Center Certified Nursing Assistant program graduated 34 students in May and June. WCMC offers the CNA training program through a partnership with ASU-Beebe. Curriculum for the three-week program includes classroom and clinical instruction, which prepares students to take the …

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  • Students make honor roll

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two area students were named to the Dean’s List at the University of Memphis for the spring 2012 semester, according to a news release. Zachary Lee Hunter of Batesville and Katherine Abston Lane of Searcy were awarded. The Dean’s List is composed …

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  • Former UA athlete makes Olympics

    FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Former Arkansas pole vault standout Jeremy Scott has secured a spot on the 2012 Olympic team after placing second in competition at the Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore. Also on Thursday, former Arkansas standout Dorian Ulrey advanced to the next round of …

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