• Citizens Bank awards scholars

    Citizens Bank of Batesville has announced the recipients of two college scholarships as part of the bank’s continuing commitment to higher education, according to a news release. Austin Canard, a graduate of Batesville High School, and Rachel Woods, who graduated from Cave City High School, …

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  • ‘Hillbilly Cousins’ to perform

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Guitarists Randy Buckner and Brian Ison will perform Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. Known as the “Hillbilly Cousins,” Buckner and Ison of Springfield, Missouri, specialize in Merle Travis thumbpicking among other styles. Buckner has been a …

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  • Church offers adult VBS

    DESHA — First Baptist Church in Desha will have an adult vacation Bible school, “Compass,” with speaker Ferrell Miller Aug. 3 through 6. On Aug. 3, an ice cream social and fellowship will begin at 5:30 p.m. Bible study will be from 6:30 to 7:30. …

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  • Homecoming announced

    CAVE CITY — Fairview Church and Cemetery will have homecoming Sunday beginning with singing at 10 a.m. A special message will be delivered by Dennis Gay. Special music will be provided by Megan Milligan Watson, John and Betty Carter and Marcia Street on keyboards. Billy …

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  • Needleworks club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. Anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross-stitch is welcome. Those who have these skills and would like …

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  • Musicians, singers invited

    Acoustic musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Listeners are welcome. For more information call (870) 307-0258.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 22, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    On the back of this picture is written: Student Army Cadet Corps, 1918. It apparently is related to activities in regard to World War I, which began 100 years ago on July 14, 1914 and continued until Nov. 11, 1918. More than 9 million combatants …

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  • UALR names honor students

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its spring 2014 Dean’s List, those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of the semester, according to a news release. Students must have at least nine credit hours with …

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  • Griffin speaks – Boy born with cleft lip, palate, autism to train with dolphins

    NEWARK — When Doug and Tiffany Cossey’s son was born, they had no way of knowing at the time that his cleft lip and palate would not be his only challenge in life. Griffin Cossey would later be diagnosed with autism, and his parents have …

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  • 15-year-old writes book, hopes to see as TV series

    NEWARK — While many teen girls are concerned with the latest fashions, cell phones and their friends, 15-year-old Abby Summers has bigger issues — like how to convince major Hollywood producers to turn her book into a television series. Summers has recently published her first …

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  • Appliances taken in home burglary

    From microwave oven to 4-ton heat pump, every appliance — and even a metal outbuilding — were stolen from a local home recently. Independence County Deputy Carey Thomas said the items were discovered missing from a residence on Kari Brook Lane when a Citizens Bank …

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