• Ozark Gateway celebrates Tourism Week on second Friday

    This year National Tourism Week coincides with downtown Batesville’s Second Friday Frolic on Friday. The Ozark Gateway Tourist Council is planning an all-day celebration integrating the two events. It will begin at 12:45 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony and introduction, followed by comments from …

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  • Open house scheduled at oncology clinic

    Batesville Oncology Clinic, offices of Drs. Raman Desikan and Muhammad Khan, is now open in its new location on the ground floor of White River Medical Center. The entrance is on the east side of the hospital building at the end of the East Tower …

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  • Block party planned

    A neighborhood block party hosted by Calvary Baptist Church will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church recreation area at the corner of 18th and Porter streets. The event is free and open to the public and will include lunch, bounce …

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  • Lyon student nets funds to teach 1 year in Spain

    Lyon College senior Jon-Michael Poff of Batesville has received an English Teaching Assistantship from the Fulbright Program. Poff will be traveling to the region of Cantabria in Spain in September where he will teach English for one year. The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international …

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  • Sloan-Hendrix alum says he was uninvited to speak

    IMBODEN (AP) — A successful television producer says that an informal invitation to speak at his northern Arkansas high school’s commencement ceremonies this year was rescinded because he is gay. Bryant Huddleston, who has produced “E! News” and “Access Hollywood” and who is currently working …

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  • Weston Music Studio students to present recitals

    The performers of Weston Music Studio will present a spring recital festival at 3 and 6 p.m. Saturday at Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville campus, located at 2005 White Drive. Attire will be best dress. Approximately 40 students evenly …

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  • UACCB choral singers to perform

    Students in choral singing class at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold their 2013 spring concert at 6 p.m. Thursday in the foyer of the Nursing and Allied Health Building. The event is free and open to the public. The choral …

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  • Area girls named state finalists

    Two area girls, Natalie Olivia Ives and Ashlyn Kay Blevins, have been chosen as state finalists in the National American Miss Arkansas Pageant to be held June 27 through 29 at the Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Springdale. Ives, 10, is the daughter of …

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  • Male contestants sought for Mz. DOGwood pageant

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Mz. DOGwood men’s beauty pageant will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the gazebo in front of Diamond B Mall on Bend Drive during Dogwood Days at Horseshoe Bend. Contestants will check in beginning at 1 p.m. at the chamber …

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  • C-Rock Museum to hold Main Street Celebration

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum will hold a Main Street Celebration Saturday to commemorate the 110th anniversary of the construction of the buildings on Main Street. The event is sanctioned as a 2013 Arkansas Heritage Month activity and is being sponsored in part by …

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  • Combs Cemetery meeting set

    MELBOURNE — Combs Cemetery annual meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday on Jumbo Road in Melbourne. Guest speaker will be David Brightwell. A potluck will be served at noon. Donations for upkeep may be sent to Combs Cemetery Association, 20 Jumbo Road, Melbourne, AR …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 26, 1993.

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