• 1 sentenced for child porn

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A 42-year-old Fort Smith man has been sentenced in federal court to 30 years in prison on two counts of receiving images of child pornography. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that John Lea must also complete 10 years of supervised release after …

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  • 5 hurt after trains collide

    WINSLOW (AP) — A freight train collided with a sight-seeing passenger train in northwest Arkansas on Thursday, injuring more than a dozen people, authorities said. The passenger train was carrying tourists on a fall-foliage tour in the Ozark Mountains when the accident occurred near Winslow, …

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  • Power struggle prevention to be topic

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will offer a free three-hour class titled “Preventing Power Struggles” for parents and caregivers who interact with children, ages 1 and older. Participants will learn the five steps to avoiding a power struggle; discover what creates a …

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  • Tutor workshop offered

    Ozark Foothills Literacy Project will have a tutor workshop from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at 608 Water St. in Batesville. The project serves Fulton, Sharp, Izard and Independence counties. To register for the workshop or for more information call (870) 793-5912 or email …

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  • Radio Club hosts Hamfest

    SOUTHSIDE — The Batesville Area Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest at 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Southside Middle School cafeteria. Admission is free. A $5 fee will be charged to vendors selling radios or related equipment. Vendor tables are available on a first-come, …

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  • White River Baptist to hold 75th anniversary celebration

    OIL TROUGH — White River Baptist Church, located on Rose Lane in Oil Trough, will celebrate its 75th anniversary on Oct. 19. The schedule is: 10 a.m., Sunday school; 10:45, worship; noon, potluck; afternoon, singing, fellowship and sharing of memories. The event is open to …

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  • ‘Wolf Walk’ to be held at Newark Elementary

    NEWARK — Newark Elementary will hold its annual “Wolf Walk” fundraiser beginning at 8:05 a.m. Oct. 20-31 at the school with proceeds going to help those who suffer from dyslexia. Teacher Cindy Paarman will kick off the event by speaking at 7:45 a.m. After teachers …

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  • Musicians, singers to gather

    Amateur and part-time musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Community Room of First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Folk, country, gospel and other types of music will be performed. Listeners …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Fiber to Fashion set for Saturday at folk center

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Fiber to Fashion will be held Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The Spinning and Weaving Shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. demonstrating yard being spun and cloth woven. In the Clothier Shop, …

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  • Regional winners named

    LITTLE ROCK — Three regional winners have been named in the Arkansas State Fair Junior Queen competition Wednesday in Little Rock. Juliana Fletcher, 15, of Widener, Kaylee Guthrie, 15, of Melbourne and Summer Thorn, 16, of Batesville were named finalists. Fletcher is a sophomore at …

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  • ‘Fought in Earnest’ chronicles historical events

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A free traveling exhibit, “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” which chronicles major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865, will be displayed in Gaston Lobby of Roller Hall at Arkansas State University in Mountain Home from 8 a.m. to 5 …

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