• Fundraiser to benefit foster children

    The Area IX Foster Parent Association will host a fundraiser featuring activities, entertainment and meals catered by John 3:16 Ministries from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 1. Fish and chicken dinners will be available for $7 and door prizes given away, among other activities. …

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  • Food pantry open Tuesday

    The Old Country Church, located at 25 Griffin Road in Batesville, is opening a food pantry. The pantry will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Anyone in need of food, personal hygiene items or clothing is welcome. All inquiries will be kept …

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  • Hillcrest group to meet

    LYNN — The Hillcrest School District Parents, Teachers, Students and Communities working together organization will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lynn campus library located downstairs in the gymnasium. Agenda items include the election of 2012-13 P.T.S.C. officers and suggestions for fundraising projects will …

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  • Author to speak

    Charles R. Fuqua will speak about his book, “God’s Law — The Only Political Solution,” at 10:35 a.m. Sunday at Word of Life Fellowship, located at 1417 North Central Ave. in Batesville. For more information about Fuqua, visit GodsLawForAmerica.com.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    AN ENTERTAINER prepares to sing and play guitar for a group activity in this undated photo from the days when Sharp Nursing Home was in operation. A reunion for all former Sharp Nursing Home employees, former residents, family members of former residents and the Sidney …

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  • Paul’s Journey to perform in Batesville

    Paul’s Journey, an award-winning group based in Houston will be in concert at 7 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Fellowship Bible Church (formerly the Landers Theater) located at 332 E. Main St. in downtown Batesville. “Entertaining, uplifting and ministry-minded” are words often used to describe …

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  • Gammill appointed to Ozarka board

    MELBOURNE — Gov. Mike Beebe recently announced the appointment of Tim Gammill of Mountain View to the Ozarka College Board of Trustees. His term will expire July 2019. Gammill is a Mountain View native and president of Gammill Oil Company. He earned a bachelor of …

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  • Area students graduate A-State

    JONESBORO — Approximately 700 graduates received degrees at Arkansas State University’s 2012 summer commencement ceremony Aug. 3, according to a news release. Area graduates and their degrees include: Associate in science, computer and information technology Highland — Kelly A. Scarbrough   Bachelor of arts, history Calico …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 16, 1993. 101 YEARS AGO The people of the Moorefield community hope to have a new depot soon. The present one is very inadequate, especially for the accommodation of young people who miss the …

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  • Trout stocking restrictions lifted

    HEBER SPRINGS – The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission recently placed a trout stocking restriction on the Little Red River due to high water temperatures and low water releases. Southwestern Power Administration responded by releasing additional water from Greers Ferry Dam, according to Arkansas Outdoors, …

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  • Walker, Turner win bass event

    CAVE CITY — Shawn Walker and James Turner weighed in 12.70 pounds to win the Cave City Bass Club’s most recent tournament, held on Greers Ferry Lake, said tournament director Ron Watkins. Robert Thorne and Chris Swaim placed second with 6.85 pounds. Walker weighed in …

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  • Shooting range offers dove practice

    Local hunters are invited to a wobble trap event at the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex Aug. 26 to prepare for dove season. “Wobble trap is a deviation from normal trap,” Range Supervisor Larry Pinkston said recently. “Targets go up and down, as well as …

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