• Ozarka plans extravaganza

    MELBOURNE — The Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College at Melbourne will host the inaugural Tour D’ Art: Literature Reading and Art Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium. The event is free and open to …

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  • Diabetes meeting is Thursday

    The April meetings of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Area Health Education Centers North Central Diabetes Center will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Bad Boy conference room, located at 102 …

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  • Midland sets registration

    FLORAL — Kindergarten registration at the Midland School District for the 2012-13 school year will be held April 26 in the counselor’s office at the elementary campus. The following documents will be required to complete registration: certificate of birth, Social Security number, up-to-date immunization record …

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  • Boy Scouts seek members

    MOOREFIELD — The Independence County Venture Crew 320 Boy Scouts of America will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday at Moorefield Town Hall. The meeting is for boys and girls age 14 through 18 who are interested in outdoor activities, including camping, hiking and canoeing. For …

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  • Spaghetti supper slated

    BROCKWELL — Brockwell Music School will host a spaghetti supper for its building fund at 4 p.m. Friday at Midway Baptist Church in Melbourne. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Eat-in or carry-out meals will be available. The cost is $5. …

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  • JunkFest to be held Friday

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — JunkFest will be held Friday and Saturday on Highway 5 two miles north of Mountain View. Merchandise for sale will include vintage items, antiques, old knives, handmade crafts, musical instruments, old signs, antique cars/parts, glassware, antique furniture, old boat motors, art, jewelry …

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  • Cemetery fundraiser planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — Friends of the old Palestine Cemetery will have its annual board meeting along with a pie auction led by auctioneer Ronnie Gay and forum for political candidates to speak. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. Friday …

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  • Pulp Ark returns to Batesville

    The second annual Pulp Ark Fan Convention and Writers Conference will be Friday through Sunday at the Independence County Fairgrounds in Batesville. Celebrity guest of honor will be Felix Silla, a film and television actor and stuntman best known for his role as Cousin Itt …

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  • Service News

    Army Pvt. Jonathan K. Lawrence has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, …

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  • Rutherford sees bright future for Ozark Gateway tourism

    Skip Rutherford HARDY — Skip Rutherford, Batesville native and dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, told regional tourism leaders here Saturday evening that north-central Arkansas is primed to become a major travel destination within the near future. “This area has …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 4, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO The football material of Arkansas College is gradually assuming the form and shape of a team. Under the spur of the approaching game with Jonesboro Agricultural School here next …

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  • Scottish fest draws 7,500

    The sound of bagpipes were everywhere on the Lyon College campus over the weekend, and thousands thronged to the campus to hear and taste the college’s and their own Scottish heritage — the tasting being in the form of scones and strawberries, Shepherd’s meat pies, …

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