• Friends of Library plan book sale for weekend

    HARDY — The Friends of the Library Semi-annual Book Sale will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Hardy Gym in Hardy. Buyers are asked to bring their own sturdy bags to hold their purchases. Donations of books may be made between …

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  • Batesville student performs in Spain

    JONESBORO — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow once called music the “universal language of mankind.” The Concert and University-Community choirs at Arkansas State University recently found that to be true after returning from a trip to present concerts in Spain as part of the choirs’ “American Celebration …

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  • Gospel jam to be Saturday

    SOUTHSIDE — Emmanuel Baptist Church will have a gospel jam with country and bluegrass gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Performance slots are available with registration at the door. Admission is free. For more information call (870) 307-5554. The church is located at 1915 Batesville …

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  • Memorial luminarias available for purchase

    MELBOURNE — Izard County Relay for Life will be June 6. Luminarias are available for purchase to honor loved ones who have lost their battle with cancer or those who have fought and defeated cancer. Luminaria bags are $5 each. Picture luminarias are $10 each. …

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  • Writers seminar planned in Hardy

    HARDY — A writers’ seminar titled “Mockingbird Lane Press, Editing and Publishing Your Book” will be hosted by the Spring River Branch of the League of American Pen Women at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Words and Afterwords in Hardy. Regina Williams and Jamie Johnson of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 28, 1994.

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  • BookLovers Brigade schedules book/bake sale

    ASH FLAT — The BookLovers Brigade will sponsor a book sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Ash Flat Community Center, across from the library. A bake sale will be held in conjunction with the event on Saturday. Proceeds will go …

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  • United Auto Workers retirees to meet

    PARAGOULD — The United Auto Workers retirees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Grecian Steak House, located at 210 Airport Road in Paragould. Service representatives from Blue Cross and Express Scripts will be in attendance.

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  • Local student wins poster contest

    LITTLE ROCK — The 2014 Stamp Out Smoking (SOS) coloring contest received almost 18,000 entries from nearly 100 elementary schools across Arkansas. The activity was open to Arkansas students in kindergarten through third grades who were encouraged to color artwork featuring this year’s theme, “Natural …

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  • Man said he packed rape kit

    Jeremie Lee Candler had his bag packed. Inside were tie straps, panties, tape and items he could use to kidnap and harm a small child. His notebook had detailed notes of his own admitted fantasies involving kidnapping and molesting young girls. But Candler won’t be …

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  • Guard lauded for writing

    The Batesville Daily Guard took home 23 awards, including first place in a new category, Digital Storytelling, from the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association’s 2013 contest. Results were announced Saturday. The Guard won eight first places overall, competing in Division II (daily circulation of …

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  • Man trying to score drugs head-butts officer

    ASH FLAT — James Brandon Meeks didn’t get the drugs he was looking to buy when walking around the Walmart parking lot on Tuesday, but he did get a ride to jail and is facing several charges for drug possession and battery after head-butting an …

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