• Body found in Baxter County identified

    GAMALIEL (AP) — Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says a body found in the back yard of a home in Gamaliel has been identified as that of the homeowner. The sheriff says the body found by a deputy conducting a welfare check on Monday is …

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  • The Weekend Events

    Upcoming events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, August 10 – Sunday, August 12, 2012.

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  • Walnut Ridge Guitar Walk taking shape

    WALNUT RIDGE — First came a 10-foot-tall by 20-foot-wide sculpture to honor the Beatles’ short stopover in 1964 and soon there will be a 100-foot-long by 40-foot-wide “guitar walk” that some hope will attract many more to the Walnut Ridge area. Known as the Guitar …

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  • The Representatives concert set

    The Representatives Quartet will perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The group is a traditional Southern gospel quartet based in Beebe. The group has been performing at concerts, revivals, benefits and church services throughout …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 25, 1993.

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  • Screamin’ Eagles will begin classes Aug. 20

    STRAWBERRY — Hillcrest School District, Lynn and Strawberry campuses, will resume classes Aug. 20. Kindergarten students must be registered. Buses will run, and breakfast and lunch will be served. Superintendent is Greg Crabtree. High school principal is Mickel Smith. Elementary principal is Shawn Rose. School …

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  • UACCB welcomes Gunther

    Lou Gunther has been hired as fiscal support specialist for the business office at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville where she will perform the accounts payable functions, according to a news release. “We are so pleased to have Lou join us in …

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  • Video released of fatal cop shooting

    TRUMANN (AP) — An Arkansas police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop last year can be heard pleading for his life with his attacker in dashboard video released Tuesday. The 20-minute video shot from Trumann police officer Jonathan Schmidt’s squad car shows …

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  • Hazelwood to speak to quilters

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Ann M. Hazelwood, American Quilter’s Society certified quilt appraiser, author, quilt collector and historian, will be the guest speaker at the Hill ’N Hollow Quilters Guild meeting at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Family Life Center of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Mountain …

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  • Fishing Fridays extended

    JONESBORO — Fishing Fridays at the Forrest L. Wood Crowley’s Ridge Nature Center have been extended. The events will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday and Aug. 17. All poles and bait will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis. The center is located …

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  • Weight loss group to meet

    The weight loss surgery support group will have its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the White River Medical Center Women’s Center Conference Room B. For more information, call (870) 793-4445.

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  • Fulton County Fair to feature truck pull, demolition derby

    SALEM — The Fulton County Fair will feature two popular motor sports events. The Missouri-Arkansas Truck Pulling Association will bring the X-Factor Sled to Salem Friday for a sanctioned pull. The event will get under way at 7:30 p.m. in the Clayton-Plumlee-Walling Arena. For more …

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