• Rehab services plan open house

    Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, which helps people with disabilities become employed, will hold an open house from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday at 111 12th St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The event is open to the public including anyone interested in becoming involved …

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  • Old Independence Regional Museum sets senior programs

    A free series of programs for seniors will be offered by the staff and volunteers at Old Independence Regional Museum at 10 a.m. the last Tuesday of each month, according to Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “The next program will be Tuesday and will focus on …

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  • Child care fair to be held Tuesday in Newport

    NEWPORT — A child care provider information fair will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Newport Business Resource Center, located at 201 Hazel St. in Newport. Staff of Child Care Aware of Northcentral Arkansas and the Jackson County Licensing Specialists will be …

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  • Folk Center offers craft workshops

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will present several craft workshops during the spring break session of March 24-29. Available will be workshops in weaving, gardening, basket making, broom tying, rag doll making, embroidery, printing, soap making, leather working, wood carving, spinning, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    “The Hanging Tree” showed at the Melba Theatre in Batesville in 1959. The movie, based on a story by Western writer Dorothy M. Johnson, starred Gary Cooper as Doc Frail, Karl Malden as Frenchy, Maria Schell as Elizabeth, George C. Scott as Grubb and Ben …

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  • Boards announce meetings

    The quarterly meetings of the White River Planning and Development District Board, the White River Regional Solid Waste Management District Board, the Chief Elected Officials Board and the Revolving Loan Fund Committee have been scheduled for Tuesday in the Student Community Center on the campus …

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  • Library displays vintage toasters

    ASH FLAT — Ash Flat Library is displaying a collection of vintage toasters during the month of March. The collection is on loan from Penelope Hadley of Williford. Hadley began collecting early electric toasters while living in Denver. “I found them in junk shops for …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 12, 1994.

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  • OBU releases honor rolls

    ARKADELPHIA — A total of 395 students at Ouachita Baptist University were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester. The students will receive a certificate of recognition from Ouachita and will be included in the “National Dean’s List” for 2013-14. To be …

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  • Airport to build 6-bay facility

    The improvements made in recent years to the city’s water and wastewater facilities, as well as continued highway improvements, have encouraged local business expansion, and with it, the growth of the Batesville Regional Airport. On Wednesday, the airport broke ground on a new six-bay facility …

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  • Experimental study could be cancer patient’s last hope – Family, friends, classmates raise more than $16K

    OIL TROUGH — When Allie Wilson had no one to turn to, she had Jeannie Ivie. With a father in jail and a mother who died when she was 3, it was Jeannie who would become “just like a mother” to Wilson, who grew up …

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  • Guilty plea entered for man featured on ‘Ozarks’ show

    HARDY (AP) — An Arkansas man featured on “Clash of the Ozarks” has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. Kerry Wayne Evans of Hardy pleaded guilty to this week to illegally possessing an unregistered machine gun. Evans appears on Discovery Channel’s reality show “Clash …

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