• 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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  • Sidney St. Patrick’s Day Pageant

    SIDNEY — The Sidney St. Patrick’s Day Pageant was held March 9 at the Cave City High School cafeteria. Winners are as follows: • Boys 0-23 months — Corbyn Wooldrige, prince; Gabriel Rogers, best dressed; Bryson Sanchez, king and best eyes; Slayd Roberts, photogenic; • Boys 2-3 …

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  • Airport commission to meet

    Batesville Regional Airport Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the airport terminal. Commissioners are asked to be there at 5:30 p.m. to tour the construction work, if possible. The agenda includes an engineer’s report from Bob Chatman, discussion on the runway safety project …

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  • Cemetery cleanup planned

    The city of Batesville cemetery department will be doing a cleanup at Oaklawn Cemetery March 18-23. Officials said all flowers and decorations of value or importance need to be removed from the graves before the cleanup begins. Items that are left on the graves will …

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  • LEPC to meet

    Independence County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Vital Link, 1033 EMS Drive. Independence County LEPC is made up of representatives from local businesses, emergency services, city personnel and local citizens who meet bi-monthly to develop disaster plans in case …

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