• Lindblom, Grafton promoted to full professorship at Lyon

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved the promotions of two faculty members to full professor during its spring meeting April 24-25. Dr. Tim Lindblom, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Anthony Kurt Grafton, associate professor of chemistry, were both promoted to full professorship. Lindblom …

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  • Third-grader earns 2nd in PBS contest

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network has announced winners of the AETN PBS Kids Writers Contest and a Batesville third-grader is among them. AETN received more than 200 entries from students across Arkansas for this year’s contest, and all 12 winning stories can be …

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  • C-Village low-cost spay/neuter clinic to be held

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Cherokee Village Animal Control will host a low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinic May 13-15. Animals from any area are welcome. Appointments are necessary. Call (870) 994-4445 for appointments and pricing. The Arkansans for Animals mobile vet will offer a low-cost vaccination clinic from …

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  • Citywide yard sale scheduled

    EVENING SHADE — The Evening Shade Citywide Yard Sale will be all day Saturday, starting at 7 a.m., said Kimberly Graddy, one of the organizers. “There will be furniture, clothing, household items, tools, collectibles, small appliances, decorations and much more,” she said. For more information …

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  • Ozarka to host frog listening workshop

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will partner with FrogWatch USA to offer a free frog listening workshop from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and May 13 in the Walter B. Hall building, room 112. The seminar will be presented by Tom Krohn, Arkansas regional …

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  • Fulton Extension Homemakers to have special program

    SALEM — The Fulton County Extension Homemakers will have a special program about the history of home demonstration/Extension Homemakers Clubs at the spring council meeting on Tuesday. Registration starts at 10 a.m. in the Hickinbotham-Miller Building at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Salem. All EHC …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 25, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO Because of a conflict in the high school and college football games on Thanksgiving Day, there has been a general demand that the college game be delayed until that …

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  • Burgess remembers early rockabilly days

    NEWPORT — Bob King’s was packed, and the king himself was about to make his entrance. The nightclub in Jackson County was filled with anticipation. Even a seasoned musician like Sonny Burgess knew the vibe in the club was different that night. Elvis Presley stepped …

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  • Park planned behind Main

    Between Batesville’s historic Main Street and the railroad tracks lies an almost forgotten avenue, Water Street. For at least one block, the property has been overtaken by shrubs and weeds, and the remains of a burned-out building sit within a stone’s throw of the Golden …

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  • Just hitchin’ a ride – Wrecker hauls car, wanted man

    Some days luck is just on your side. That doesn’t happen much in law enforcement, but Wednesday night it did for Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas. Lucas said his officers were dispatched to the Campbell Station community shortly after 4 p.m. for a burglary. Upon …

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  • Break-in results in charges

    NEWPORT — Two Bradford residents face charges after a break-in was reported at 1310 Jackson 60. According to Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas, Cpl. Justin Collom responded to the call around 8:01 a.m. Wednesday and came in contact with 48-year-old Jimmy Allen Epperson. According to …

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  • 5 accused of stealing power lines, causing outage

    NEWPORT — Five people have been arrested in connection with thefts of power lines in the southeastern part of Jackson County. On Thursday at approximately 9:45 p.m. the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call that there had been reported power outages on county roads …

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