• Choir to hold concert

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside junior and senior high school choirs will host a public Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Independence Hall on the University of Arkansas at Community College at Batesville. Admission is free. The concert will last about an hour and feature …

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  • ‘Christmas in Egypt’ planned

    CUSHMAN — The youth choir of Cornerstone Community Church in Cushman will host its musical, “Christmas in Egypt,” at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 205 Collietown Road. Choir members include Jon Hunter Adams, Brianna Bass, Lauren Cowden, Lyndsay Cowden, …

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  • GED test dates announced

    The general educational development test will be given at the following locations: Ozarka College, Ash Flat, 9 a.m. Monday and Dec. 10; Ozarka College, Mammoth Spring, 9 a.m. Tuesday and Dec. 11; Ozarka College, Melbourne, 8:30 a.m., Room 516, Wyth Duke Adult Education Building, Wednesday …

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  • Festival of lessons, carols set Sunday

    Lyon College’s annual Festival of Lessons and Carols will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Christian Science Society of Batesville at College and 18th streets, according to a news release. The program uses the traditional English format of nine Christmas carols and nine …

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  • Family holds 95th birthday celebration

    CHARLOTTE — Ruth Weaver Wood celebrated her 95th birthday recently with lunch at her home in Gainesboro. Wood was born Oct. 31, 1917, at Charlotte. The celebration was hosted by her four children and their spouses, Thomas and Linda Wood, Bill and Donna Wood, Linda …

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  • Timely Club hosts annual tour of homes

    HARDY — The Timely Club of Hardy, a General Federated Women’s Club, will have its annual Christmas Tour of Homes with the theme “An Enchanted Village Christmas” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Five decorated homes in Cherokee Village will be featured on the tour …

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  • Man who test drove truck accused of later stealing it

    It took Joseph T. Vannattan one test drive to realize he wanted the truck at a local dealer. Only problem was when he decided he was going to keep the truck — he didn’t pay for it, according to police. Now, the 18-year-old Batesville man …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    This American Indian trail marker tree, also known as a “thong tree,” is on the old Arkansas Cherokee Reservation boundary line and is about six miles from Batesville. The northeast corner of the reservation was atop Chataunga Mountain, which is known today as Brock Mountain. …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on June 23, 1993.

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  • Ozarka students, community log 10,000 miles in challenge

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College faculty, staff, students, members of the community and children from Ozarka Kids Academy have logged more than 10,000 miles for the grant-funded Australian Walkabout Fitness Challenge. Ozarka College received a mini-grant from the Blue & You Foundation for a Healthier Arkansas …

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  • McCready back in court

    MELBOURNE — This time, like the last, Mindy McCready left the Izard County Courthouse a happy woman. On Wednesday, the country singer was once again back in court, almost one year to the day after her last appearance. The two-hour hearing before Judge Lee Wisdom …

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  • County losing tax revenue

    In the last five months, Independence County has seen a 7-percent decline in sales tax revenue, announced Independence County Judge Robert Griffin in Tuesday’s Independence County Quorum Court budget committee meeting and he didn’t understand why. He was echoed by Independence County Treasurer Bob Treadway, …

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