• Walk Across Arkansas begins

    Walk Across Arkansas, an eight-week opportunity that has inspired thousands of Arkansans to get moving, begins March 11, according to a news release. Registration opens Thursday. Registration is available online at:  http://survey.uaex.edu/WAA/WAAdefault.htm, or by contacting the county extension office. The walk campaign is coordinated by …

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  • Preschool sets fair

    The Batesville preschool will host a magnet school fair and “kindergarten round up” event from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday at its campus, 1900 Lyon St. The event is for those who have a child who will be 5 on or before Aug. 1. Parents …

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  • Relay for Life holds fundraiser

    NEWPORT — Newport’s Harris Hospital Relay for Life team will host a Relay Bingo fundraiser at 6 p.m. Thursday at Newport High School cafeteria. All ages are invited to participate. A $5 entry fee will give players one card, or three cards may be purchased …

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  • Items needed for auction

    CONCORD — More items are needed for an upcoming auction that will coincide with a spaghetti supper fundraiser to benefit the Concord Food Pantry, said pantry Director Trudy Bruton. “We only have 13 auction items so far,” she said Monday. Large or small auction items …

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  • Dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older. Carryout orders will be available.

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  • TOPS meets Thursday

    Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter No. AR542 meets every Thursday morning at Ruddell Hill Baptist Church. Weigh-in starts at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting following at 10. The TOPS mission is to support members as they take off and keep off pounds sensibly. For more …

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Testing can be arranged for anyone desiring to obtain their Federal Communications Commission license, usually …

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  • Bond revoked after court appearance

    MELBOURNE — Bond was revoked for a Batesville man who appeared in court under the influence of illegal drugs, according to a report from Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence. Jimmy Ray Lewis, 24, of Batesville was appearing in Izard County Circuit Court Feb. 11 to …

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  • The Heart of the Matter: Taking action can save your life

    Heart failure. That’s what was discovered to be the cause of Jim Kitsmiller’s sudden breathing problems and extreme tiredness. Other than these symptoms, Kitsmiller, 61 at the time, was fairly healthy. He led a seemingly active lifestyle, he kept his weight under control, and he …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 20, 1993.

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  • Lyon students form ‘Fox Blossom Venture’

    What began as a simple performance for a chapel service has turned into a full-fledged band for five Lyon College musicians. Their only problem was coming up with a name for the group. Two weeks, an online band name generator and several questionable results later, …

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  • Pryor: Health act works, but needs adjustments

    U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor told those attending the North Arkansas Hospital Leadership Forum at White River Medical Center on Saturday that the Affordable Care and Patient Protection Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, is actually doing just that — making health care more affordable, accessible …

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