• Friends in Great Places concert is Saturday

    The fifth annual Friends in Great Places concert at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will kick off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with singer-songwriter David Lynn Jones headlining the event. Danny Dozier and Friends also will be featured and proceeds will go toward …

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  • Trap door exit fails to help burglary suspect

    HEBER SPRINGS — When officers closed in, a residential burglary and theft suspect went through a trap door in the floor. It didn’t help. Officers nabbed him underneath his Judsonia home. About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, officers from the Cleburne County and White County sheriffs’ office …

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  • Harvest of Hope selling pork butts, chicken, ribs

    The Independence County Harvest of Hope is selling pork butts, chicken and racks of ribs as part of its eighth annual fundraiser, according to a news release. Tickets are $25 for pork butts, $6 for a half-chicken and $20 for a rack of ribs. Pick-up …

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  • Students to ‘stand up’ for freedom

    Lyon College students next week will join a global movement to Stand for Freedom and promote awareness about human trafficking, which enslaves a reported 27 million people worldwide. Several events, which are free and open to the public, are scheduled throughout the week, according to …

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  • Compassionate Friends to meet

    The Compassionate Friends, North Central Arkansas chapter, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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 …

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  • Harmon’s to remodel

    Harmon’s Butcher Shop, located at 2234 Batesville Blvd., will be closed beginning April 10 through Sept. 1 for repairs and remodeling. For more information call (870) 251-1736.

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  • Students attend space camp

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — It didn’t take a trip to outer space for students at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary to work on simulated space shuttle mission or take a space walk. It just took a visit to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 29, 1993.

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  • Robber barons’ greed contributed to downfall of railroads

    (Editor’s note: As presented during a recent Old Independence Regional Museum program. This is the last of two parts.)   Part 2: The railroad’s decline The availability of the shopping mall existed, in fact if not in name, long before McCain Mall was built. The …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Bull Moose train ran daily between Cushman and Newport, returning to Cushman each night, was once a familiar sight in the local trade area.    

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  • Retired teachers meeting set

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Retired Teachers/School Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday in the Administration Building at Ozarka College in Melbourne for a Dutch-treat lunch. The program will begin at noon. Area II co-director Linda Bittle of Heber Springs will share information about legislative …

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  • Revivals to begin

    Jerusalem Missionary Baptist STRAWBERRY — Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Strawberry will hold a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through March 15. Derrick Collins will be the evangelist for each service except Tuesday, when Randy Bailey will speak. Pastor of the church is Roger Randolph. …

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