• Machines to be tested

    The Independence County Election Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at the courthouse to conduct testing on election equipment. Testing will be in preparation for the June 12 run-off election between Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington and state Rep. Clark Hall for the 1st Congressional …

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  • Ark. Forestry Commission prepped for wildfires

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — The Arkansas Forestry Commission says firefighters are on standby to try to douse wildfires before they can get out of control. The agency says 20 counties were under burn bans on Friday and that seven central Arkansas counties are at a …

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  • Area students graduate

    CONWAY — Hendrix College in Conway held its 128th commencement exercises on May 12. Area students include:   Bachelor of arts, biology Batesville — Kaley Waldrip Pleasant Grove — Ethan Foster Vilonia — Brittany Bowman   BS, economics and business Clinton — Joshua Graham   …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 21, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Sheriff Lawrence Ruddell and Deputy Hill Hays returned Tuesday night from Little Rock, where they went to take a man by the name of Curtis to the penitentiary who …

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  • Arkansas Tech announces list

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has announced its Dean’s List for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the spring 2012 semester. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 semester hours to be named …

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  • Cord grad nets degree

    Vanessa Bradley   LITTLE ROCK — Vanessa Bradley of Cord was among the graduates earning a doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy oat Little Rock. Prior to entering the College of Pharmacy, Bradley pursued a degree …

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  • Indian dancing to be demonstrated

    HEBER SPRINGS — The Indian Inter-tribal Association of Arkansas will demonstrate American Indian dancing in full regalia Saturday on the front lawn of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. The one-hour demonstrations will be at 11 a.m. …

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  • Science winners named

    HIGHLAND — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative annual regional science fair was held recently at the gym at the Highland School District. Two hundred and fifty students, along with their teachers and other volunteers participated. Area seventh- and eighth-grade overall winner was Bree Howard …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The A.T. (Andrew Thomas) Best family posed for this photo circa 1915 at the Best farm in the Elixir Springs area of Dota Township in Independence County. Best married twice. He and his first wife, Etta Sorrels, had three daughters, then she died less than …

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  • Rain gauges available for data collection

    ASH FLAT — All conservation districts in the state have been asked to participate in the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network, known as CoCoRaHS for short, said Kerrie Brightwell, Sharp County Conservation District secretary. “CoCoRaHS is a unique, nonprofit, community-based network of volunteers …

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  • Mirror Lake fishing derby to be June 9

    HOT SPRINGS — Children out of school for the summer and their families who are looking for ways to have fun in the sun together may want to check out the free fishing derbies for children in the Ozark, Ouachita and St. Francis national forests, …

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  • Reunions scheduled

    Smith-Wink The Smith-Wink Family Reunion will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Pavilion No. 2 at Riverside Park in Batesville. A potluck will be served at noon. The reunion was formerly held the second Saturday of June.   G.F. Green SULPHUR ROCK …

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