• Lyon softball team offers Parents’ Night Out

    The Lyon College softball team will present a Parents’ Night Out from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at First Church of the Nazarene, located at 1611 E. Harrison St. in Batesville. Members of the team will babysit and entertain children while couples enjoy a night …

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  • Memory loss presentation set

    The Center on Aging-Northeast will present “Let’s Talk Memory Loss” at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the Independence County Senior Center, located at 1590 East College Ave. in Batesville. Deborah Lewis, a registered nurse with the Center on Aging-Northeast, will discuss causes and treatment for memory …

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  • Survival class set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a class about the basics of outdoor survival including instruction about survival kits, the psychology of survival, shelter, water, fire, and preparation for rescue from 1 to 5 p.m. March 30. The class will consist …

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  • Look Good, Feel Better program set

    The American Cancer Society will hold its Look Good, Feel Better program for women currently undergoing cancer treatment from 9 to 11 a.m. Feb. 11 at White River Medical Center Cancer Care Center for first-time class participants. The program uses trained cosmetologists to teach cancer …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Monday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2013. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1913, Rosa Parks, a black woman whose 1955 refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., city bus …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 26, 1993.

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  • Police investigate death of former businessman

    The discovery of the body of 83-year-old Homer “H.D.” Bailey on the back porch of his home on Alta Vista in the College Heights area Thursday has many of his long-time neighbors in shock. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that Bailey’s body …

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  • Closet: More than just clothes

    Clothes don’t make the man, but in junior high, a time when appearances sometimes leave a lasting impression, they can make the student. What began as a donation to help a family with three children after a house fire left them with only the clothes …

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  • Shot man tries to assault copter crew, transported by ambulance

    Newport — A Newport man who was shot Wednesday night tried to assault a member of a medical helicopter crew so instead was transported by an ambulance, said Lt. Patrick Weatherford with the Newport Police Department Criminal Investigations Division. Officers were dispatched to Harris Hospital …

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  • Lyon College to host Visiting Writers Series

    The Visiting Writers Series at Lyon College will feature author John Hornor Jacobs at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Alphin Board Room for a public interview. He also will host a public reading at 7:30 that night in Bevens Music Room. Jacobs is a Lyon …

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  • Ingram to be speaker at quarterly luncheon

    Emily Ingram, associate director of Arkansas Coalition for Excellence, based in Little Rock, will speak at the North Central Volunteer Network’s quarterly brown bag lunch meeting at noon Feb. 14 in the First Community Bank Southside branch community room, located at the corner of Highway …

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  • Harding to host ‘Idol’ winner

    SEARCY — Harding University will host Phillip Phillips, “American Idol” season 11 winner, Monday. The concert, originally to be held in the University’s Administration Auditorium, has been moved to Benson Auditorium adding an additional 1,000 tickets. “Due to the overwhelming interest, we felt like a …

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