• C.A.L.L. to be discussed

    Those who work to provide homes to foster children in Independence County are now looking to organize a Christian-based, state-approved training opportunity known as The C.A.L.L. in the Batesville area for prospective foster and adoptive parents. An information session being called the Independence County Community …

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  • Living history event to be held

    PINE BLUFF — A living history event will be held Friday and Saturday at Camp White Sulphur Springs Confederate Cemetery, located on Sulphur Springs Road west of Pine Bluff. The event will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the reorganization of the Army of the Trans-Mississippi …

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  • Cash lineup named

    JONESBORO — The lineup for the second annual Johnny Cash Music Festival set for 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Convocation Center, located at 217 Olympic Drive at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, has been announced. Proceeds from the event will fund the restoration of the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 23, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO News was received this morning of the death of Joe Waldrip of Magness, which occurred last evening as a result of an attack of typhoid fever. Joe Waldrip was …

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  • Local author to sign books

    Batesville writer Ila Clements has finished her 5-volume Carolina Sagas of historical fiction, with the last two just off the press, and she will be signing books from 2-5 p.m. Saturday at Hastings and will also be signing books at Miners Day in Cushman the …

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  • Boston butts for sale

    A benefit is being held for Shane Goings, who has been diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. Tickets are $25 for whole smoked Boston butts. They may be picked up from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Newark Elementary cafeteria; that is the only day …

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  • Carlew to speak in Cave City

    CAVE CITY — Jerry Carlew of Kiwanis International will be the speaker at the Cave City Kiwanis Club at noon Thursday in the Cave City Community Center, according to a news release. Carlew is from Newport.

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  • UAMS to help present free health screenings Saturday

    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy students and Kroger will partner to give free health screenings at the 29 Kroger pharmacies throughout the state Saturday. The screenings will include blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar checks and will be held on …

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  • Stepson accused in shed break-in

    A warrant has been issued for a 27-year-old Thida man after he allegedly broke into a storage shed at a relative’s home Sept. 24. Sheriff’s Investigator Jeremy Qualls said the owner of the shed, Scott Cowell, reported seeing his stepson, Shawn Michael Chance, attempting to …

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  • Voter registration deadline is next week

    LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin today reminded the public that the deadline to register to vote in the November General Election is one week away. “Arkansas law sets a deadline of 30 days before an election to apply to register to vote,” …

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  • Second play to be staged

    The second half of the true story of the Civil War in Independence County will be presented the first weekend of February 2013. The first half was performed in January 2011. The plays are presented as part of the national commemoration of the sesquicentennial of …

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  • Trolley Car festival goes back to two days this year

    SULPHUR ROCK — Harkening back to earlier days of the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days festival, the 27th edition of the event has been expanded to two days. And the weather is also expected to be cooler than during most of the past celebrations, since …

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