• Youth ranches opens new store

    The Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranches will open a new resale shop, Etc. on Main, at 10 a.m. Tuesday at 250 Main St. (formerly Charlie’s Menswear). Etc. on Main is a resale, vintage and consignment store and is currently accepting donations of household items, furniture, clothing, …

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  • Community plans dinner

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will hold a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday with proceeds going to benefit the community. The all-you-can-eat buffet including drink and dessert is $10 for those 12 and older and free for …

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  • Ozarka to host dinner

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Culinary Arts Department will host a gourmet dinner on Feb. 13 in the lobby of the John E. Miller Education Complex on the Melbourne campus, 64 College Drive. The theme for the dinner is “The Steakhouse” and will feature students’ …

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  • Truck to be parked for trash pickup

    NEWARK — The city of Newark has canceled its trash routes for this week due to inclement weather, Recorder-treasurer Joanne Langston said this morning. However, the city’s garbage truck will be parked on Front Street from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday for …

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  • Variety show planned

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary will host a variety show at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Independence Hall at 6 p.m. Saturday. Students will perform their talents and an art show will feature all the students’ work. Raffles for a …

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  • Chamber attends conference; consultant visiting with MSB

    Batesville’s White River Water Carnival was nominated for Festival of the Year during the recent Arkansas Festivals & Events Association Annual Conference & Trade Show at Little Rock that included more than 100 event planners from around the state. Mandi Curtwright with the Batesville Area …

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  • Magness reschedules meeting

    MAGNESS — Magness City Council has rescheduled its regular monthly meeting, normally held the first Tuesday of the month, for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11, according to Recorder-treasurer Teresa Goings. Agenda items include regular business, budget review and a water update.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 29, 1994.

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  • This Day in History…

    Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposed increasing the number of U.S. Supreme Court justices; the proposal, which failed in Congress, drew accusations that Roosevelt was attempting to “pack” the nation’s highest court. On this date: In 1783, Sweden …

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  • Community theater group seeking permanent home

    For 43 years the Batesville Community Theatre has called the oldest city in Arkansas home. But as Arkansas’ oldest, continually active community theater program, it’s looking for a permanent address and the Melba Theatre could be the ticket. As an actor, dancer, choreographer, set and …

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  • Men on the run sought

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County Sheriff’s Department is seeking two men on the run. The sheriff’s department has active arrest warrants on Daniel Dwight and Carl Vannatter, both of the Calico Rock area, for about two weeks. Sheriff Tate Lawrence said that Dwight was released …

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  • 19 grams of meth found in vehicle

    WALNUT RIDGE — Lawrence County deputies made a traffic stop Friday night on Lawrence County 700 on a suspicious vehicle, leading to a drug bust, said Sheriff Jody Dotson. After officers ran the vehicle’s information through state and national crime databases, they found the description …

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