• Paper Chase sets book signing

    The Paper Chase Book Store at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville will hold a signing for author James D. Crownover and his book titled “Wild Ran the Rivers: A New Historical Novel About the Cherokee Occupation of Arkansas Territory” at 10 a.m. Saturday. “Wild …

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  • Lyon College’s first trap team hosts tournament

    Oct. 18 was a day of firsts for the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville as well as several colleges. “I’m excited these schools are here, this is great for the range and for these students to get a chance to compete with other …

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  • Parents’ Day Out offered

    A free Parents’ Day Out will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Batesville First Assembly of God, located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. Participants must register by Nov. 3 by calling (870) 793-5489.

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  • Weavers Chapel FWB introduces new pastor

    Weavers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville has a new pastor, the Rev. Lynn R. Beck. Beck attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma, and has been ordained as a minister since 1978. He has been a pastor for more than 34 …

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  • Celebrate four years of crazy adventure

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Get a Natural State high by releasing your inner kid and celebrate the fourth anniversary of Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, according to a news release. …

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  • Five Generations

    The Simmons family gathered recently to capture five generations in one setting during a visit from New Mexico at Bob and Betty Simmons home. Pictured are Bob Simmons, Galey Meyn, Holly Crocket, holding Nickolas Lively and Lynn Simmons.    

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  • Niece to join Lyon board

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Dr. Rick Niece to the board at its fall meeting Oct. 17 on campus. The board met after a fall retreat to discuss items of business. Niece, vice president of the Walton Family Charitable Support …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 17, 1995.

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  • Ruddell Hill gets new station; insurance rating drops to 5

    The Ruddell Hill Volunteer Fire Department is getting so much new equipment that a new station is needed to hold it all. Among the new equipment purchased in the past year are new turn-outs (protective clothing) for firefighters, 5-inch fire hoses (replacing old 2 1/2-inch), …

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  • OIRM to host ‘A Night at the Museum’

    What happens after closing time at the museum? The exhibits come to life, of course! Inspired by the “Night at the Museum” films, Old Independence Regional Museum will host “A Night at the Museum” from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 30. This family-friendly event will feature a …

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  • Lyon athletes give back to community

    More than 250 Scot student athletes spent a portion of Oct. 21 giving back to the community by cleaning, assisting others and entertaining and teaching school children as they took part in the annual Lyon College Service Day. Freshmen athletes in football and wrestling joined …

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  • Candlelight vigil brings awareness of violence

    The location may be different, but the message will be the same when Family Violence Prevention and Lyon College host Domestic Violence Awareness Week Oct. 27-31, beginning with the 25th annual candlelight vigil to honor victims of domestic abuse. “This is FVP’s 25th annual candlelight …

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