• Autism/Asperger’s  to meet

    The Autism/Asperger’s Activity Group for ages 18 to 30 will meet from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Network of Community Options, located at 710 S. St. Louis St. in Batesville. The group meets the first Saturday of each month. The craft activity will be …

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  • Beginners cross stitch offered by River Valley Needle Works

    The River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Citizens Bank Annex Community Room, located at 285 E. College Ave. in Batesville. A beginners’ counted cross stitch class will be taught by Toy Siler. All materials needed except scissors will …

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  • Strawberry Fire Department chicken supper is Saturday

    STRAWBERRY — Strawberry Fire Department will have a chicken supper with all the fixings from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the school cafeteria. Cost is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 5 to 11 and free for age 4 and under. Carry-out meals will …

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  • Weston holds spring recital

    Weston Music Studio will present its Spring Recital Festival themed “The Animal Kingdom” on Saturday in Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Recitals featuring piano and vocal soloists will begin at 3 and 6 p.m. with the …

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  • Reunion planning to be held

    NEWARK — A meeting to plan the 2015 all-school reunion of Cedar Ridge School will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria in Newark. All alumni of school districts that have annexed or consolidated with Cedar Ridge School District are …

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  • Safe Passage plans summer-long raffle

    MELBOURNE — Safe Passage Inc. will hold a summer-long raffle to raise funds for its domestic violence/sexual assault programs in Izard and Fulton counties. Prizes start with a week-long stay at Crownpoint Resort in Horseshoe Bend valued at $900. Prizes also include 27 gift certificates, …

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  • Ozark Folk Center to highlight foods, customs in May

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park will highlight Ozark foods and food customs during May starting with the Heritage Herb Garden Extravaganza May 3 in honor of May as Arkansas Heritage Month with the theme of “Come to the Table: Celebrating the …

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  • Memorial service planned

    ROSIE — A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Wyatt Cemetery in Rosie.

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  • Crawford reunion canceled 

    The Crawford reunion, scheduled for Saturday at Oak Bluff Community Center, will not be held.

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  • UDC sets memorial wreath for Confederate Memorial Day

    Members of the local United Daughters of the Confederacy set a memorial wreath last weekend at the Confederate Monument at the Independence County Courthouse and at Oaklawn Cemetery in Batesville. They placed more than 100 Confederate flags on graves of Confederate soldiers and three Southern …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 23, 1994. 80 YEARS AGO Hubert Simmons, local traveling salesman who received painful injuries Thursday night when his car was practically demolished in an accident caused by a blowout of a tire near Harrison, …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The A.D. Allen was once a familiar sight on the White River. The A.D. Allen was formerly a packet or passenger boat owned by a Little Rock company. Later, it was bought by the government for use as a work boat, according to an article …

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