• NARFE state convention recorded

    The Arkansas Federation Chapters of National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) held their annual state convention at the Quality Inn Conference Center in Heber Springs on May 16-17. This 58th annual convention was opened with the posting of the colors by Heber Springs American …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 21, 1993.

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  • Employees hired, students recognized

    NEWARK —  Employment contracts, handbook policies and revisions as well as student recognitions topped the Cedar Ridge School Board’s agenda at its recent meeting. State Rep. James McLean recognized the Cedar Ridge senior high boys’ basketball team and coaches Isaac Middlebrooks and Casey Scribner. McLean …

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  • Unity Fest raises $160K for ministry

    Thousands of people were drawn to Riverside Park on Saturday. Some were there for the fish dinner, some for The Whites gospel group, some for the classic car auction. But it was the men in yellow shirts who will reap the benefits, as John 3:16 …

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  • Cave City seeking 1-cent sales tax

    CAVE CITY — With two members absent, the Cave City Council voted 6-0 Tuesday to put a 1-cent city sales tax on the ballot in November. The aldermen were told last month that the tax would be expected to generate $125,000 annually, or possibly more. …

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  • Family drama continues

    CALICO ROCK — Legal problems and family divisions keep mounting up for Lillian Loosey. The year started with a shooting that left her grandson dead and her son charged with his death. This week, the drama continues and authorities are questioning a woman who may …

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  • Former alderman, community leader dies

    Gerald Gaither wasn’t born here, but he served Batesville proudly for years. Gaither, a former Batesville alderman and leader in the community, died Tuesday. He was 78. Gaither, a native of Izard County and raised in Sidney, was part of a migrant family. He started …

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  • Donated homes go out for bids

    It seemed like a good deal at the time, but now the Batesville City Council’s not so sure. One of the topics at Tuesday night’s meeting was what to do with two houses — one at the corner of Charles and Bayou streets and the …

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  • Fundraiser to pay for veteran’s funeral costs

    Advanced Auto Parts in Batesville will host a memorial fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in which proceeds will be used to help with funeral expenses for a local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veteran who died April 24. Car …

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  • Cedar Ridge to offer meals

    NEWARK — The Cedar Ridge School District is participating in the Seamless Summer Food Service program June 3 through July 26, according to a news release. Meals will be provided at the Cedar Ridge High School to all children and students age 18 and under …

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  • Traffic stop leads to finding apparent homemade bombs

    CONCORD — A small problem turned into a big problem for a Bee Branch man about 9:44 p.m. on Memorial Day. Curtis Hammer, 49, was stopped in Concord for having no white light illuminating his license plate. When Concord Marshal Bobby Hopson stopped Hammer, who …

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  • Museum offers day camp

    Monday is the registration deadline for Old Independence Regional Museum’s first day camp of the summer, said Amanda Nikkel, volunteer coordinator. The “fun and educational” day camp exploring American Indian life is for rising first-, second- and third-graders and will be held from 9 a.m. …

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