• ‘Ozark Folks’ is theme of contest

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • Hope Lutheran holds VBS

    Hope Lutheran Church will have vacation Bible school from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 25 through 28. The church is located at 2415 E. Main St. in Batesville.

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  • Youth service club begins in CC

    CAVE CITY — A new Modern Woodmen of America youth service club is starting in Cave City. The club will have its first activity at 3 p.m. Saturday at 5615 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Children between the ages of 12 and 16 are …

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  • Community fest is Saturday

    LYNN — A community fest will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Gymnasium. Local musicians will entertain, including Tim Crouch, the Murphy Bluegrass Boys and Billy Snow. There will be free food and door prizes. Donations will be accepted for the …

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  • Retirement reception scheduled

    SOUTHSIDE — A drop-in retirement reception for Tommy J. Milligan of Hughes, Welch & Milligan, CPAs, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 30 at First Community Bank, located at 1 Allen Chapel Road in Southside. The event is open to the public.

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  • Radio club takes part in Field Day

    ALMOND — The Batesville area ham radio operators will join thousands of amateur radio operators this weekend in showing off their emergency capabilities. Ham radio operators provide critical communications during tornados and other natural disasters worldwide, a news release states. Field Day is the climax …

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  • Elizabeth’s hosts book signing

    A book signing event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Elizabeth’s Restaurant, located at 231 Main St. in Batesville. Ila Clements will sign copies of her new book, “Return to Carolina,” as well as three previous books, “Mist Over the …

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  • Correction

    An incorrect number was listed in a story published in the Guard’s how-to special section that ran Thursday. Glenda Headstream of River City Realty has been in the real estate business for 43 years.

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  • Northside acquires new fire truck – Department hopes it will save homeowners money

    Northside Fire Department recently purchased a 2012 F550 mini pumper and that’s good news for homeowners, according to Northside Fire Department Captain Shawn Stephens. “This truck will help us lower our ISO (Insurance Service Office) rating which will in turn lower homeowners’ ratings,” Stephens said. …

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  • Escape foiled – Shanks found in cell

    An attempted escape was thwarted Wednesday at the Independence County Juvenile Detention Center. According to a police report, Independence County Deputy Zach Rawlins was dispatched to the facility around 7:20 p.m. When he arrived he met with Lt. Dennis Fuller who said the staff had …

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  • Board tours expansion

    Construction on Batesville High School’s new expansion isn’t quite completed but on Monday members of the Batesville School Board got a tour of the progress. A growing student population had Batesville High School making plans last year for a 27,563-square-foot expansion and renovation of the …

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  • Willison talks school choice

    A pair of Arkansas school districts filed court papers Tuesday asking a federal judge to delay enforcing an order that limits student transfers between school districts. U.S. District Judge Robert Dawson ruled this month that a state law allowing the transfers was unconstitutional because a …

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