• UACCB to offer GED practice test

    University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer the GED Ready Test for free and with no obligation to enroll in classes between Sept. 22 and Oct. 3, according to a news release. The “See for Free” campaign is offered to individuals 18 years …

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  • 25th Annual Herb Fall Festival scheduled at Ozark Folk Center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The 25th Annual Herb Fall Festival will be Oct. 3 and 4 at Ozark Folk Center State Park. This year’s focus is on the culinary herbs, fiber arts and medicinal remedies of the British Isles. Justin M. Nolan, Ph.D., associate professor of …

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  • Artist of the Month announced

    ASH FLAT — September Artist of the Month at Ash Flat Library is Dr. Earl Belcher. Belcher is a local resident known for his writing. He began photography as a hobby to document his travels to Poland, Spain, Vienna and Canada with a Lieca camera. …

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  • Quilters guild to meet

    SEARCY — White County Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Friday in the Family Life Center at First Assembly of God Church, located at the corner of Cloverdale and Benton streets in Searcy. Cost of the event is $5. Kathy Kansier will present a …

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  • Dunlap named American Pen Women’s member of month

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — Spring River Branch of the National League of American Pen Women is featuring the September member of the month, Patti L. Dunlap, current president. The branch resumed its meeting year on Sept. 3 after the summer break. Dunlap, an artist/illustrator specializing in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 10, 1995.

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  • Chain saw safety classes set for two days in October

    The Rural Fire Protection Program based at Solgohachia is offering two local chain saw safety classes, in cooperation with the University of Arkansas Extension system and the state Natural Resources Conservation District, said Ricki Gilbert of the NRCD Emergency responders, road crews, disaster teams and …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Japanese maples, autumn clematis, spiders, next year’s garden

    Why is my Japanese maple so top heavy? Do I trim it or prop it up? Also, I have little plants coming up underneath it so is it possible it is reseeding itself? You should not have to “prop it up,” so before you start …

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  • Habitat, MSB receive grants

    Two local organization are getting a helping hand from one Texas business. The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas has announced it has awarded $225,000 through its Partnership Grant Program to assist 23 community-based organizations with their operational needs and Habitat for Humanity of Independence …

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  • Suspect flees

    A Batesville man who was held at gunpoint by a property owner for allegedly breaking and entering a shop building is being sought by police after he fled the scene. Officers said they received a call shortly after 2 p.m. near Highway 167 and Antioch …

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  • Painting a picture of mental illness – Alternative Opportunities to hold art expo

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, the paintings done by the clients of Alternative Opportunities (AO) are likely filled with words such as “pride,” “accomplishment” and “I can do it.” The public will have an opportunity to see …

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  • Residents respond to library survey

    Almost 400 county residents let their opinions be heard in a survey released this summer by the Independence County Library. The results were presented to the county library board recently and will be used as the facility continues forming its strategic plan for moving forward …

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