• Concert, dinner to benefit Goings

    NEWARK — First Baptist Church in Newark will hold a benefit concert and dinner that will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church located at 514 W. Seventh St. Dinner will be $7 and will consist of spaghetti, salad, toast, drink and dessert. The …

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  • Concert to benefit cancer patient

    CALICO ROCK — An “America’s Got Talent” winner along with other guest stars will come together in a benefit concert to help raise money for a 9-year-old Calico Rock girl who is currently undergoing treatment for astroblastoma, a rare and aggressive type of cancerous tumor. …

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  • UofA students recognized

    FAYETTEVILLE — Several local University of Arkansas students have been recognized for their academic achievements during the 2012 fall semester. Area students who graduated from the university at the end of the 2012 summer or 2012 fall semester include: Batesville — William Arnold, juris doctor; …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 5, 1993.

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  • FFA auction set for Saturday

    STRAWBERRY — The Hillcrest Future Farmers of America consignment auction is set for 10 a.m. Saturday on the high school parking lot that fronts Highway 25. There will be a 10-percent commission (up to $100 maximum fee) or sellers can set a reserve price and …

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  • Church to provide bean lunch

    SIDNEY — Grace Country Church will provide a free lunch at the church yard during the annual Sidney St. Patrick’s Day festivities Saturday. Beans, corn bread, Dutch oven cobbler and cookies will be available starting at 11 a.m. Rest rooms will be open to the …

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  • Park holds geocaching workshop

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will conduct a geocaching workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and April 27 at the Jacksonport Courthouse. The basics of using a Global Positioning System unit will be covered, including locating hidden caches and creating caches. Contests will be …

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  • Matlock Road hosts revival

    CAVE CITY — Matlock Road Church of God will have a revival at 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday with Mitch and Lindsey Huffaker. Pastor of the church is John Abbott.

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  • Banquet to be held at Bethesda

    BETHESDA — Bethesda Volunteer Fire Department will have a St. Patrick’s Day banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include smoked pork loin, baked beans, coleslaw, corn on the cob, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older, $3.50 …

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  • Education co-op plans meeting

    MELBOURNE — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative will hold a board meeting at 10 a.m. Friday in the NAESC math and science room, 99 Haley St., Melbourne. Agenda items include personnel reports, a financial report and discussion of employee contracts. Meetings are open to …

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  • Polio survivors meeting planned

    HEBER SPRINGS — Central Arkansas Polio Survivors support group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community center in Heber Springs, located at 201 Bobbie Jean Lane. This year is the 75th anniversary of the March of Dimes, and the group invites members of …

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  • Cemetery work day announced

    The annual work day at Barnes Cemetery will be at 8 a.m. Saturday. In case of rain, the work day will be March 23. Volunteers are asked to bring yard tools. The cemetery is located off Highway 106 in Independence County.

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