• UACCB to host performance

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Performing Arts Series will have its final event for the 2012-13 season at 7 p.m. Tuesday with “TAP —The Show” in Independence Hall. Tickets are $10 and available at UACCB and First Community Bank’s Batesville and Cave …

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  • Photographer earns certification

    HIGHLAND — Clark Sanders of Clark Sanders Photography Inc. in Highland has earned the Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) designation from the Professional Photographic Certification Commission. Sanders earned this designation after meeting rigorous requirements measuring his artistic and technical competence. The Professional Photographic Certification Commission currently …

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  • Harvest of Hope selling pork butts, chicken, ribs

    The Independence County Harvest of Hope is selling pork butts, chicken and racks of ribs as part of its eighth annual fundraiser, according to a news release. Tickets are $25 for pork butts, $6 for a half-chicken and $20 for a rack of ribs. Pick-up …

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  • Editorial cartoonist to speak

    Editorial cartoonist Bruce Plante of the Tulsa World will present Lyon College’s annual Patterson Lecture at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Nucor Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public. The Hugh B. Patterson Sr. Lecture Series was established in 1977 by Hugh …

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  • Student receives funds

    POWHATAN — Zach Doyle of Powhatan has been accepted for admission to Lyon College and has been awarded an academic scholarship. Each year, Lyon College awards scholarships to outstanding applicants who show special promise as productive members of the college community. Doyle is the son …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 27, 1993.

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  • Bilbrey is guest artist of month at Ash Flat Library

    ASH FLAT — Judith Bilbrey is the guest artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said advisory board member Ina Gill. “In Judith Bilbrey’s own words, ‘From the time I could hold a pencil, I drew.  There were a lot of washed walls …

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  • Defeat Diabetes to meet Thursday

    ASH FLAT — A diabetic support group, Defeat Diabetes, will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Sharp County Health Department lobby in Ash Flat. Guest speaker is Renee Brink, registered nurse and acting administrator with the Arkansas Department of Health in Sharp County. The …

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  • Church offers special services

    Hope Lutheran Church will have a dinner at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday as well as March 13 and 20 followed by special Lenten services at 7 in observance of the suffering and death of Jesus. The events are open to the public. The church is located …

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  • Tips listed for parents as teachers

    Parents want the best for their children. Literacy can open a window to the world, bringing chances to learn, enjoy and create. Even though schools teach reading and writing, home is the first and best place for your child’s love of literacy to grow. Most …

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  • Community unites to give car

    Gene Wickersham was sitting in church one morning listening to his preacher and thinking about how the Lord had blessed him when the thought hit him — he needed to give a car away. That thought has now turned into a much-needed vehicle for one …

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  • Southside receives grants for trail, ball field renovations

    SOUTHSIDE — A walking trail will soon occupy an area near Southside Elementary thanks to an $84,000 Arkansas Parks and Tourism grant. Superintendent Roger Rich recently told the Southside School Board about the award and plans for the trail that he hopes will be completed …

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