• Benefit set at Lyon library

    Lyon College’s Friends of the Library will hold its annual chili/soup supper and auction from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday in the lobby of the Mabee-Simpson Library. Volunteers will bring homemade chili or soup dishes to be judged with the best dishes winning a prize. …

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  • Strip search nets drugs at IndCo jail

    Twenty-five-year-old Jessie Lanning of 595 Hawkins St., Batesville, might want to find a new place to hide what she doesn’t want the law to find. Independence County jail matron Laura Johnson said she was conducting a mandatory strip search on Lanning when she saw a …

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  • Lyon alum to speak

    The Lyon College Convocations Committee will host alumnus Russ Swearingen for a speaking engagement in Nucor Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Swearingen spent six years with City Year in Providence, R.I. and in Little Rock where he currently serves as program and service director of …

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  • Thanksgiving effort has seat belt focus for police

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas State Police say they will be cracking down on seat belt violators during the Thanksgiving holiday period. Thanksgiving falls on Nov. 28 this year, and the holiday is regularly the busiest travel period of the year. State troopers plan …

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  • C-Ridge eyeing Internet service

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the central office board room. Agenda items include discussion of the district’s Internet service with Yelcot. The district is looking at different Internet options to increase its broadband connection. The board …

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  • Community School to meet

    The Community School Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at White River Specialized Industries, 1550 Cottonwood Drive, Batesville. Meetings are open to the public.

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  • Career Pathways student excels

    A local college’s Career Pathways program has helped a student on his own pathway in life. Thanks to the collaboration of the Career Pathways program at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, the UACCB Career Services office and First Community Bank, Erik Downs …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 10, 1994.

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  • Honor Roll – Concord High

    CONCORD — The students listed below made the honor roll for the first nine weeks of the 2013-14 school year at Concord High School, according to a news release: Seventh: ll A’s — Kendall Clowers, Mahala Decker, Rolie Gillett, Elise Harlan, Brandon Sartain, Zachary Sartain, Lizzie …

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  • Bray takes part in Hendrix play

    CONWAY — Natasha Bray of Batesville participated in a production of “Still. Going Forward Backward” at Hendrix College in Conway. Bray is a sophomore at Hendrix. The play consists of repeated vignettes exploring the complicated interpersonal relationships between men and women. It was written by …

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  • Scholar awarded

    MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas at Monticello has awarded a Leadership Scholarship to Krystin Darnell of Batesville, according to a news release. The scholarship includes partial tuition and is awarded for a maximum of eight semesters including summer terms. Darnell is the daughter of …

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  • Brittney Wiggs named scholar

    LITTLE ROCK — Brittney Wiggs of Bradford, a graduate of Bradford High School, has been chosen to receive an art scholarship for the 2013-14 academic year. The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named 12 students for the honor, chosen from a competitive pool …

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