• World’s smallest gospel singer to perform

    EWARK — Lowell Mason, who has been called the world’s smallest gospel singer, will appear at 10:45 a.m. Dec. 16 at Newark Assembly of God, located at 9450 Harrison St. in Newark. Mason, who is 46 inches tall, will perform a variety of old-time songs, …

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  • Feather jewelry on display at Ash Flat Library this month

    ASH FLAT — Alexa Wetzler has been added as the second artist of the month at the Ash Flat Library, said Ina Gill, publicist. “Due to the artists’ unique expressions of their crafts, it is possible for the library to bring the works of two …

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  • Garner to celebrate 80th birthday

    Paul Garner will celebrate his 80th birthday with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at North Heights Church of Christ fellowship room, located at 200 Warrior Road in Batesville. Garner was born in Cord to Melvin and Ruby Garner and was raised in …

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  • Memberships available for gift giving

    Christmas gift memberships to the Independence County Historical Society are now available at $25 per year for regular memberships and $10 for students. Benefits of membership include free attendance at four programs per year, two issues of the Independence County Chronicle and two newsletters. Members …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    James Yates ‘Jimmy’ Davidson, cable television pioneer and former Batesville resident, where he installed the first cable TV franchise in Arkansas, climbs a rickety wooden ladder on a Mayan pyramid in British Honduras in the early 1970s. At right, Davidson is shown atop a Mayan …

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  • Hillcrest places in competitions

    JONESBORO — Students from Hillcrest High School were among other area schools that competed in the Crowley’s Ridge BEST (Boosting Engineering, Science and Technology) robotics competition at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro. Teams from Calico Rock High School, Hillcrest High School, Cedar Ridge and Southside …

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  • Chamber announces light winners

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Home Depot of Batesville, are announcing the winners in the first (and planned as annual) “Independence County Lights” Christmas lighting competition. The program is intended to promote regional tourism in Independence County, according to Mandi Curtwright, …

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  • Skin Vitality offering clinical laser solutions

    Those with unsightly spider veins, acne scaring, stretch marks or just unsightly facial hair now don’t have to accept the problems as a normal way of life thanks to Skin Vitality Clinical Laser Solutions, says owner/operator Shelley Johnson. Some of the services offered for women …

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  • Peacock Travel Group opens Batesville office

    For the past several years, local travel consultant Liberty Graham has worked in the travel industry and is now a full time partner to Peacock Travel Group, providing travel services to Batesville and other local area clients. The local office, inside Salon Essentials in the …

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  • Ozarka staff, student honored

    MELBOURNE — Bruce Dietsche was recognized as Ozarka College’s Outstanding Faculty Member and Kim Lovelace was recognized as Outstanding Staff Member at the recent Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges annual awards banquet in Hot Springs, according to a news release. Dietsche has worked at Ozarka …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on July 8, 1993.

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  • Muzzle Loaders’ results given

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — November and December saw two beautiful competition shooting days for the Stone County Muzzle Loaders monthly club shoots, reported Ken White, president. “November had Jim Purdom shooting his brand new, hand-built rifle at a (score of) 149 for four relays,” White said. …

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