• Plans for parade include lots of red, white, blue

    SULPHUR ROCK — It is time for those who want to be in the Sulphur Rock Trolley Car Days Parade on Oct. 6 to start thinking about their entries, said Slayton Thompson, who is helping organize the event. “We’d like to have a red, white …

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  • X-Factor Sled comes to fair

    The 2012 North Central Arkansas District Fair will feature one of the area’s top motor sports events this year. The Missouri-Arkansas Truck Pulling Association will bring the X-Factor Sled to Melbourne for a sanctioned pull. The pull has nine classes, including two-wheel-drive, four-wheel-drive and diesel …

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  • 4th in the Fall to be held

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will host 4th in the Fall on Sept. 29. Entertainment will begin at 2 p.m. in the Strawberry Gymnasium with Wright Way Quartet, Leah Wright and The Neeleys. Beginning at 5 p.m. at Strawberry Ball Field, entertainment will include Dance …

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  • Chicken, dressing to be served

    EVENING SHADE — A “Sunday dinner” open to the public will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in the Evening Shade School cafeteria, said Kim Graddy, one of the organizers. The meal consists of chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans …

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  • Hunters education offered

    HEBER SPRINGS — A free hunter education course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 at the William Carl Garner Visitor Center in Heber Springs. It is recommended that those attending be at least 12 years old. Attendance the entire day …

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  • Guion yard sale is Saturday

    GUION — Guion community-wide yard sale will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday. Sales will be held rain or shine.

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  • Weekend Events

    Weekend events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2012.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 19, 1993.

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  • Trolley Car Day pageant canceled

    The Trolley Car Day beauty pageant which was scheduled to be held on Friday night at the Sulphur Rock Elementary auditorium has been canceled.

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  • Lyon welcomes urban development expert

    Jean-Luc Krieg, an urban development expert, will present the first convocation program of the year at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Nucor Auditorium at Lyon College. Admission is free and the public is invited. Born and raised in Ivory Coast, West Africa, Krieg is executive director …

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  • Annual nut sales are under way

    Local conservation districts’ annual nut sales have started, said Independence County district secretary Ricki Gilbert and Sharp County secretary Kerrie Brightwell. Offerings from the two districts vary slightly.   Independence County Fancy mammoth pecan halves, 1 pound, $8.50; 5 pounds, $42.50; and 30 pounds, $249; …

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  • Izard 4-H hosts ‘Drive One for the Community’

    MELBOURNE — The Izard County 4-H program is asking friends and supporters to take a test drive for a good cause Saturday to help the 4-H program earn up to $6,000. “Our local Ford dealer, Freedom Ford, is offering its ‘Drive One for the Community’ …

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