• Brehm to be guest speaker

    Author John Brehm will speak at Lyon College as part of a visiting writers series. Brehm will host a public interview at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Alphin Board Room on the Lyon College campus. He also will have a public reading at 7:30 p.m. …

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  • Cemetery to hold cleanup

    DESHA — The Alderbrook Cemetery at Desha will hold a cleanup beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are needed and are asked to bring their own tools. Items that families want to keep should be removed from the graves, organizers said. A rain date is …

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  • Parkinson’s Support Group to meet Monday

    The Batesville Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Building on College Street in Batesville. The speaker will be Elaine Cummings. Final plans will be made for the April seminar which will be Saturday, …

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  • CPR, first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered by Vital Link ambulance service from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday in the Alan Davis Conference Center, located at 1033 E.M.S. Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 covers the textbook and CPR card. …

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  • Archaeological event at ASU museum begins Saturday

    JONESBORO — A free archaeological event, “Archaeology Day Meets Tinkerfest,” will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Arkansas State University Museum atrium and main gallery in Jonesboro. Arkansas Archaeological Survey is a co-host of the event. The museum is located …

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  • Updated info requested

    The annual Community Focus special section will publish April 18, and any organization, church or other entity that would like to update its information (contact name, phone number, address, website, etc.) should contact Kay Tharp, special sections editor, at (870) 793-2383 or kaytharp@guardonline.com.

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  • Service News

    Fort Meade, Md. — Army Pvt. Paul L. Provost Jr. has graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning in Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical …

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  • 4-H fashion revue winners announced

    Independence County 4-H has announced the winners from the fashion revue contest, which was held March 7 at Sulphur Rock Elementary. Twenty-six participants modeled constructed or purchased outfits. Judges were Pearlean Mohlke of Sulphur Rock and Rita Anderson of Newark. Both are members of the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 6, 1993.

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  • Railroad construction remembered 110 years after it was built

    CALICO ROCK — Three men stare at the maps, tracing the routes the trains took them on their lifelong careers with the railroad. Each of them became friends through their association with the railroad and each are from different parts of the state. One of …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Working on the railroad: This unidentified crew (top photo) pauses for a photo while working on the railroad somewhere between Batesville and Calico Rock. Note the stack of crossties.  At bottom, a crew of eight men rest their shovels for a few minutes while working …

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  • Sharp JPs amend budgets

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Quorum Court amended both the 2012 and 2013 budgets when it met in regular session Monday, said County Judge Larry Brown. The 2012 budget was amended to transfer balances within various departmental budgets to make line items more accurately …

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