• Pangburn author to sign books

    Bill Haile Sr. of Pangburn will sign copies of his book, “A Time of Awakening,” from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books & Music at 2340 Harrison St. in Batesville, said Michelle Whitman, marketing agent for Tate Publishing Co. Haile’s tale is about David Cross, …

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  • Fair accepting booth applications

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Fair is accepting applications for fair booths. If interested in having a fair booth, call Nancy Orr at (870) 994-7325. Fair catalogs will be available around the 1st of July at local stores and the Sharp County Extension Office.

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  • Diabetes support group to meet

    A diabetes support group meeting will be at noon Thursday at Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. The meeting is hosted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central and is free and open to the public. For more …

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  • Butler, Holt to wed

    Richard and Kathy Butler of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melissa LeAnn Butler, to Damien Holt, son of Angela Dixon and April and Tommy Cooley, all of Bay. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Patti Atwood of Talihina, Okla., …

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  • Ozarka awards certificates

    MELBOURNE  — Ozarka College conferred  proficiency and technical certificates during its recent spring commencement ceremony. Students eligible to participate were those who had completed programs in December 2012, May 2013 or who plan to complete during the summer 2013 terms. Of those who graduated, 38 …

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  • Paull receives law degree

      Megan Paull of Batesville, who currently lives in Little Rock, has graduated with her juris doctor degree from the William H. Bowen School of Law. She received her bachelor of arts in criminal justice with a double minor in legal studies and anthropology from …

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  • Student added to Dean’s List

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Each semester, students at Missouri State University who attain academic excellence are named to the Dean’s List. For undergraduate students, criteria include enrollment in at least 12 credit hours during the spring semester and at least a 3.50 grade point average (on …

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  • Local named UCA Schedler Honors scholar

    CONWAY — The Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Schedler Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day …

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  • Arkansas Tech University announces graduates

    RUSSELLVILLE — Arkansas Tech University has released a certified list of 1,687 degrees conferred upon students on the Russellville campus during the 2012-13 academic year. Arkansas Tech awarded 208 degrees during its August 2012 commencement ceremony, 559 degrees during its December 2012 commencement ceremonies and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 11, 1994.

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  • Hearing delayed for suspended deputy

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — A complaint unsealed in federal court alleges that a suspended Garland County sheriff’s deputy hired a 17-year-old runaway as a prostitute. A detention hearing had been scheduled for Neil Parliment on Tuesday, but a judge postponed the hearing at the request …

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  • Hearing set in Blytheville suit over school choice

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A hearing is set for next week in federal court over a lawsuit challenging the Blytheville School District’s decision to exempt itself from the state’s school choice law. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday in …

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