• MITM to host Blue Dogwood

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains show will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 in the Diamond B Mall, located at 811 Second St. in Horseshoe Bend. Bluegrass band Blue Dogwood is a trio featuring Wes Dorethy on the fiddle, mandolin, lead guitar …

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  • Dozier returns to play at diner he built

    When Danny Dozier poked his head into an old abandoned train depot, he didn’t pay attention to an old forklift leaking grease onto the floor, the piles of junk or the dilapidated conditions. He saw the great architecture that included brick columns and a bead …

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  • Cop catches mom’s burglar

    The man who walked around the corner of a woman’s home Monday afternoon, allegedly carrying a bag of items from her home, got an unexpected surprise in the form of Independence County Deputy Brent Everett, the homeowner’s son. Everett said he was traveling through west …

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  • Man just released from prison back behind bars after 8 days

    WALNUT RIDGE — A Bono man released from state prison on Jan. 31 after serving time for robbery and burglary wasted little time before getting in trouble again, according to the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office. Joseph Daniel Gandy, 41, was free for less than nine …

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  • Book sale donations sought

    The Mabee-Simpson Library at Lyon College is seeking gently used books and other items for its annual fundraiser book sale, held during the Arkansas Scottish Festival on April 12-14. Donations of books, DVDs and compact discs are needed before April 9. The library is located …

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  • Driver faces intoxication charge

    When asked what he was doing, a driver who was reportedly drunk and passed out in his vehicle answered, “Waiting for you,” according to Deputy Michael Calendar early Sunday morning. Calendar said he responded to the call of a man passed out in his vehicle …

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  • Civil War group to hear about teen’s perspective in Stone Co.

    The Batesville Civil War Round Table will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at First Community Bank’s George Rider Room. The meeting is open to guests. Jeanette Larson will present a program entitled “Martha Mills Brown.” Currently the crafts director at the Ozark Folk Center in …

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  • Funny girl: Lyon grad finds niche in stand-up

    Emily Fleming always wanted to be an actress. But it was a playwriting class at Lyon that led her to search for what made people laugh. “A lot of people were trying to write something on par with Tennessee Williams,” Fleming, who graduated from Lyon …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 tonight at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership …

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  • Oil Trough council meets tonight

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight to discuss regular business. A public forum is also planned for citizens to discuss and have questions answered about a 1-mill tax increase proposed by the Cedar Ridge School District for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 3, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Nolan Dillingham, a well-respected Negro man of Newark, fell dead yesterday afternoon on a ball field one-half mile from Newark. A big colored baseball game had been arranged by …

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  • Couple who endowed annual concert look forward to performance at Lyon

    Lyon College’s upcoming West Endowed Concert will be the first one attended by Dr. Dan C. West since he and his wife, Sidney, left Lyon College in 1988. West was president of Lyon (then Arkansas College) for 16 years. He and Mrs. West established the …

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