• Funny girl: Lyon grad finds niche in stand-up

    Emily Fleming always wanted to be an actress. But it was a playwriting class at Lyon that led her to search for what made people laugh. “A lot of people were trying to write something on par with Tennessee Williams,” Fleming, who graduated from Lyon …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 tonight at the Citizens Bank Annex, 285 College Ave., Batesville. The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization for bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and no membership …

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  • Oil Trough council meets tonight

    OIL TROUGH — The Oil Trough City Council will meet at 7 tonight to discuss regular business. A public forum is also planned for citizens to discuss and have questions answered about a 1-mill tax increase proposed by the Cedar Ridge School District for the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 3, 1993. 102 YEARS AGO Nolan Dillingham, a well-respected Negro man of Newark, fell dead yesterday afternoon on a ball field one-half mile from Newark. A big colored baseball game had been arranged by …

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  • Couple who endowed annual concert look forward to performance at Lyon

    Lyon College’s upcoming West Endowed Concert will be the first one attended by Dr. Dan C. West since he and his wife, Sidney, left Lyon College in 1988. West was president of Lyon (then Arkansas College) for 16 years. He and Mrs. West established the …

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  • ASU-MH exhibit features Rembrandt artwork

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A display of 13 prints and etchings by Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is on exhibit at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center, located on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The selected works, on long-term loan to ASU-MH …

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  • NADC to hold public hearing

    The Northcentral Arkansas Development Council will hold a public hearing at 10 a.m. Feb. 22 at NADC’s Conference Room, located at 550 Ninth St. in Batesville. The purpose of the hearing is to solicit public comments on the use of the Community Services Block Grant …

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  • Yogurt fundraiser to benefit student

    Just Chillin’ Frozen Yogurt will help one local student raise money to study in France this summer. The fundraiser will be held Thursday for Valerie Howell, a junior at Lyon College whose major is French. Money raised will help her study abroad in the country. …

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  • UAW Retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould.

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  • This Day In History…

    Today is Shrove Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2013. There are 322 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 12, 1809, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was born in present-day Larue County, Ky. On this …

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  • Tournament draws 702 archers to Batesville

    Some were right at home while others came from as far as West Memphis and Piggott for the first-ever Northeast Arkansas Regional Archery tournament as part of the Arkansas National Archery in the Schools Program in Batesville Saturday. Susan Parker, who coaches the Eagle Mountain …

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  • FCB hires IT senior VP

    The former director of computer services at what is now Lyon College has been named senior vice president of information technology at First Community Bank. Karl Kemp has more than 30 years of professional experience in IT, according to Dale Cole, the bank’s chairman and …

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