• Church to host block party

    SMITHVILLE — Smithville Baptist Church will host a block party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free and open to the public. The event will feature a bounce house, pony rides, food and snow cones.

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  • Retirement reception set for Tuckerman’s Clausen

    TUCKERMAN — A retirement reception for Tammie Clausen will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Home Economics Building on the Tuckerman School campus. The event is being hosted by the Tuckerman Alumni Association. Clausen has been with the Jackson County School …

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  • Folk Center hosts Great American Flame-In

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Copper flame painters will meet in a Great American Flame-In June 30 through July 2 at Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View. The event will be led by Skip Mathews, resident master craftsman at the park, and his wife, Racheal. …

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  • By His Grace to perfom

    By His Grace will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday at Parkview Baptist Church, located at 2600 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Admission is free. Donations will be taken. For more information call (870) 307-1815.

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  • Ron Marcum concert slated

    DESHA — Ron Marcum will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, located at 2655 Heber Springs Road in Desha. Marcum has been in the music ministry since 1973, serving in churches in Arkansas and Texas, as well as being in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 19, 1995.

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Izard Farm Family restore land to new possibilities

    MELBOURNE — They share a love for the farm. While most farmers work toward farming and cattle raising, Suzanne and Roy Runsick are more geared toward preservation and they have found a way to make their cattle farm meet those needs. It’s something they are …

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  • First-year Kid’s College teacher has some of most popular classes

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every artist was first an amateur.” Come July, a group of local students will hope to update their artistic status as they learn to “paint the world,” in Savannah (Cousins) Holmes’ classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Restitution ordered

    ASH FLAT — A woman who took money from a Sharp County bank is on probation and ordered to pay back the thousands she took. Deborah R. Fry of Hardy was ordered to pay back $36,555 in restitution to FNBC. According to court documents she …

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  • Council wants official ICYAA directive

    The quest for additional softball fields at the newly-expanded North Complex is not over. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard an update from Alderman Chris Poole on the softball committee meeting held Monday night at the North Complex, saying the committee had received several …

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  • City to screen free movie

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” of the year at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Lego Movie,” which is rated PG and stars the voice talents of Chris …

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