• WRMC Cycling hosts All Rise Century Ride

    White River Medical Center Cycling is sponsoring the All Rise Century Ride to benefit the Independence County Driving While Intoxicated Court program. The purpose of the event is to increase interest in cycling and to raise money for the program. The ride will begin at …

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  • Bluebirds Fighting for a Cure schedules fundraising event

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Bluebirds Fighting for a Cure Relay for Life team is hosting a gospel singing, spaghetti supper and dessert auction May 18 at Mount Pleasant Southern Baptist Church. Doors will open at 5 p.m. with singing by Quillen Edwards beginning at 5:30. …

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  • ‘Granny Letty’ to be honored with 80th birthday party

    BETHESDA — Loretta “Granny Letty” Gather will celebrate her 80th birthday with a party from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda Community Center. The party will be hosted by her seven children. All friends and relatives are invited to attend. She requests no gifts.

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  • Dombroski returns to Ozark Furniture

    Lisa West Dombroski has announced she is once again a salesperson at Ozark Furniture. “I am very happy to have returned to work at Ozark Furniture. I worked for Rod Hall (owner) a few years ago. I would like to invite everyone to come in …

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  • Pinkston family to hold reunion

    CAVE CITY — The family of Bill and Adar Pinkston will have their annual family reunion from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 18 at Cave City Community Center. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are invited. For more information …

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  • ‘Preach from the porch’ set

    NEWARK — Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church at 125 E. Sixth St. at Newark will host an outdoors revival May 17-19. “Preach from the porch” will include sermons by Johnny Mckinnley, Arlis Burks, Johnathon Deeter and Eddie Murphy with special music May 19.  Services will be …

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  • HSIC wins prize money

    The Humane Society of Independence County in Batesville, through online voting, has won a $1,000 prize in the Animal Rescue Site’s 2013 $100,000 Shelter Challenge in conjunction with Petfinder. The group’s supporters garnered the most votes in the state for the shelter during the first …

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  • Area National Merit Scholarship winners named

    EVANSTON, Ill. — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has announced this year’s National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners, according to a news release. Area recipients include Andrew C. Powell of Heber Springs and Michele L. Dobbins of Mountain View. The 2,500 Merit Scholar designees were chosen …

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  • SHS senior awarded

      SOUTHSIDE — Southside High School senior Anthony Adams has received a Distinguished Scholars award from Arkansas Tech University for the fall 2013 semester. He is the son of Bert and Angela Adams. He plans to major in mechanical engineering.

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  • Student inducted

    BROCKWELL — Lane Norvold has been selected for membership in the Rho Chi Society, pharmacy’s academic honor society at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science. Rho Chi is a collegiate and professional honor society. Eligibility is based on “exemplary achievement in scholarship, citizenship and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 7, 1993.

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  • Peach leaf curl, spurweed must be treated early

    On a lot of things timing is important and that’s the case with peach leaf curl and spurweed. We’re seeing the problems now but the solution has to be applied earlier.   PEACH LEAF CURL Peach leaf curl is caused by a fungus and by …

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