• Groundbreaking for new car dealership

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. on April 8 for the new Scott Wood Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership located at 1674 Batesville Blvd. The public is invited to attend.

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  • CC board to discuss waiver

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City School Board will meet at 7 tonight in the Cave City High School library to discuss the state school board’s decision regarding a waiver request for some days missed due to ice, snow and slick roads, according to an …

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  • Hillcrest plans mock accident

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest High School will conduct a mock accident beginning at noon Friday, the week before prom, which is April 4. Emergency personnel will be involved in conducting the drill as a way to warn teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving, texting …

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  • New street survey tops agenda

    CAVE CITY — The Cave City Council will meet in regular session at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the city hall to discuss a new street survey, consider condemning a property at 103 Blackstone Drive and hear monthly departmental reports, according to an agenda for the …

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  • Ozarka-MV reaches milestone

    MELBOURNE — The Stone County Community Resource Council has donated another $10,000 to Ozarka College. The contribution has been earmarked for a scholarship according to a news release. “Our friends at the Stone County Community Resource Center are amazing in their commitment to our students …

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  • Cemetery cleanup set

    The city of Batesville Cemetery Department will be doing a cemetery wide cleanup at Oaklawn Cemetery April 7-12. “All flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins,” according to a news release. “Items that are …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 13, 1994.

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  • Club News

    Daughters of 1812 The Baseline-Meridian Chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812 was awarded first place for its membership growth last year during the 100th State Council in Pine Bluff. The chapter had a 67 percent growth in 2013. Since the Bicentennial of the …

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  • Harris Hospital seeking MASH applicants

    NEWPORT — Harris Hospital is now accepting applications for the Medical Applications of Science for Health camp 2014. MASH is a program that allows high school sophomores and juniors an opportunity to be involved in a summer enrichment program designed to inform students about health …

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  • Miller explains the reason happiness matters

    Although some would have you think otherwise, the uniquely human pursuit of happiness is not merely some frivolous idle-time activity for the fortunate few. Far from it. Instead, it is a serious pursuit — a duty and responsibility for each of us. As the progress …

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  • James Audubon visited Ark. in 1820s

    James Audubon, famous for illustrating America’s birds during frontier times, visited Arkansas Territory in 1820 and 1822. He is credited with discovering, near Arkansas Post, a new flycatcher bird species that he named Traill’s Flycatcher. Audubon was born in 1785 in Haiti, but grew up …

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  • Cardinals, or ‘redbirds,’ bring hope, comfort

    I get so happy when I see a redbird outside. Their striking appearance has a way of attracting my attention even on the gloomiest of days. I associate them with my mom, who’s always loved birds, especially the cardinal, and as I get older I …

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