• Lyon to build two new dorms

    Two new residence halls are coming to the campus of Lyon College and for some, it’s hoped they will attract more students to the private, liberal arts school. In an effort to see student population increase 25 percent by 2017, Lyon College approved the construction …

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  • Woman who ‘used to’ have drug problem accused of stealing pills

    ASH FLAT — A Hardy woman who told police she “used to have a problem with prescription pills in the past but that she was doing a little better at this time” was charged Monday with illegally entering an acquaintance’s house and stealing pills — …

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  • Vinson honored with award

    A probation/parole officer never knows what to expect when he or she knocks on the door. It’s something Jana Vinson understands all too well, since it’s a job she herself did for a number of years before being promoted to supervisor. “These officers are required …

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  • County issues burn ban

    Independence County Judge Robert Griffin has issued a burn ban for Independence County effective immediately due to extremely dry surface material and windy conditions. Outdoor burning of yard trash, construction debris, farm fields, brush piles, etc. is prohibited until the ban is lifted.

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  • Offices to close Monday

    All Independence county offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. day according to Independence County Judge Robert Griffin. However, the regular Monday county trash and recycling routes will run as normal. County offices will resume normal business hours on Tuesday. …

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  • Expert to discuss healthy hearts

    A highly respected cardiovascular and geriatric expert will address Citizens Bank’s “Red Hot Ladies Luncheon” on Feb. 14, in Independence Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, according to a news release. The annual event focuses on raising women’s awareness of health …

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  • Expulsion hearing scheduled

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will hold an expulsion hearing right after opening a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school library, said Superintendent Steven Green. The hearing is for an eighth-grade boy in regard to having marijuana on …

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  • Church to host Mega Force

    Jubilee Family Church will host Steve Carrier of Mega Force Ministries, an athlete, record-breaker and motivational speaker. Carrier bends metal with his bare teeth, breaks concrete and rips giant phone books in half and it’s all in an effort to motivate and share the message …

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  • Board to honor high-performing schools, discuss reward money

    Batesville Junior High and West Magnet Elementary will be recognized for students’ high performance on last spring’s Benchmark and end-of-course exams when the Batesville School Board meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the district administration office. The board will discuss how to use the $58,000 …

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  • Concord board to hear from FFA

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school media center. Agenda items include a presentation by Concord FFA, discussion of options to make up days missed due to inclement weather and the possibility of building a FFA …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Troupe d’ Jour provides arts residency

    Artist Hal Evans from Troupe d’ Jour provided an arts residency at Batesville’s Eagle Mountain Magnet Elementary School Jan. 13 through 17 through the Batesville Area Arts Council’s Arts-in-Education program. Evans spent the week leading several educational activities for fifth-grade classrooms. Founded in 1994, Troupe …

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