• Free ‘Shred It Day’ slated

    First Community Bank is hosting a free community Shred It Day from 1-3 p.m. Friday, according to Laura Cornett, the bank’s director of marketing. A truck will be in the parking lot of the main branch of First Community Bank at the corners of Harrison …

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  • Pleasant Valley Homecoming set

    CAVE CITY — The annual homecoming at Pleasant Valley Church and cemetery, near the banks of Poke Bayou 10 miles west of Cave City, will begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, according to cemetery committee spokeswoman Cyndie Christopher. The homecoming will consist of a short business …

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  • Accordion players sought

    Area accordion players will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. on the first and third Mondays in May in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of Harrison and St. Louis streets. All accordion players are welcome to come and bring …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1993.

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  • Tour D’Art comes to Ozarka College

    MELBOURNE — The Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College had its second annual Literary Reading and Art Extravaganza: Tour D’Art recently at the Ozarka College John E. Miller Education Complex. Artwork was displayed in the building’s main lobby and included a wide …

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  • Macs Cemetery plans cleanup

    SULPHUR ROCK — A cleaning will be held at Macs Cemetery near Sulphur Rock at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring equipment. There will be a lunch served afterward. Rain date for the event is May 11.

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  • McLean wraps up legislative session

    State Rep. James McLean gave a positive report on the legislative session even though it was one of the longest when he spoke to members and guests of the Batesville Kiwanis Club at its weekly meeting Friday. McLean shared his views on the recently adjourned …

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  • Man with warrant allegedly throws seatbelt buckle at officer

    Not wearing a seatbelt and throwing the buckle at a police officer, as well as cussing and having an illegal weapon landed a driver and his passenger in jail. Deputy Bobby Woods said he stopped a black GMC Tuesday and neither occupant was wearing a …

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  • BJHS principal says injuries were minor

    It wasn’t the intended field trip for 103 Batesville Junior High School students on Tuesday, but it was an experience and luckily one that resulted in no serious injuries. “We have a few sore kids this morning,” Principal Brent Bogy told the Guard today after …

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  • ‘Kindergarten Kicks Cancer’ set

    SOUTHSIDE — Southside Elementary will host a “Kindergarten Kicks Cancer” celebration Saturday for kindergartner Kenlee Moran who recently became cancer free from a Willms Tumor in both of her kidneys. Admission to the event is $2 and proceeds will go to the oncology and hematology …

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  • Cumnock to retire

    Mike Cumnock, CEO at the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches, will retire at the end of 2013, culminating a 28-year career with the organization. The announcement was made Tuesday. He said this would allow the board time to evaluate and select the next person to lead …

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  • Pioneer Day to kick off with gospel singing

    MELBOURNE — Parades, entertainment, a golf tournament, rodeo and street dance are just a few of many activities on tap for the 62nd annual Izard County Pioneer Day Saturday in Melbourne. Admission is free. This year’s theme is “A Legacy of Tradition.” While the main …

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