• UACCB board to meet

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Board of Visitors quarterly meeting will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall, Room 140W. Agenda items include recognition of new employees, reports by personnel, enrollment update, discussion of the new cosmetology building being constructed on …

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  • FEMA seeks participation in earthquake drill

    More than 40 U.S. states are at risk of an earthquake — yet fewer than 1 in 3 adults participated in an earthquake drill within the past year, according to a recent survey by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To increase earthquake preparedness, FEMA encourages …

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  • GOP claims Steel improperly holds 2 offices

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Republican Party said in a lawsuit Tuesday that the Democratic candidate for attorney general is improperly holding two government offices. State Rep. Nate Steel’s campaign said he provides legal services to the city of Nashville under a contract but …

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  • Magness eyes Newark deal

    MAGNESS — The Magness City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Magness City Hall to discuss a water maintenance agreement with Newark.

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  • Lyon plans groundbreaking

    Lyon College will host a groundbreaking for two new residence halls at 1 p.m. Thursday at 2300 Highland Road. The event is open to the public.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 8, 1995.

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  • Free quilting class offered

    The Bethesda Extension Homemaker Club will hold a free quilting workshop at 6 p.m. Friday at the Independence County Cooperative Extension Service located at 1770 Myers St. Roberta Long will be teaching an applique technique. The event is open to the public and participants will …

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  • Ring’s Chapel holds revival

    CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival Friday through Sunday. Service times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. with preaching at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Evangelist will be Brandon Martin. Special singers are …

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  • Music in the Mountains scheduled for Saturday

    HORSESHOE BEND — The Music in the Mountains Show will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Horseshoe Bend Theatre, located at 811 Second St. in the Diamond B Mall in Horseshoe Bend. Entertainment will include a variety of country, classic rock and gospel music. …

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  • Oil painting workshop offered by SRAG

    HARDY — Spring River Artists Guild will present an Oil Painting Workshop with instructor Eva Haley from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23 and 24 at Hardy City Hall, located at 124 Woodland Hill in Hardy. The workshop will focus on personalizing the paint …

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  • AG wants wage issue left on ballot

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says a measure to gradually increase Arkansas’ minimum wage to $8.50 should stay on the ballot. McDaniel filed a friend-of-the-court brief Tuesday in a lawsuit that seeks to remove the proposal from next month’s ballot. The …

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  • Craighead fair groups seeks bankruptcy

    JONESBORO (AP) — A northeast Arkansas county fair association will pay all of its creditors and seek bankruptcy protection, according to fair board president Michael Cureton. The Craighead County Fair Association, which operates the annual Northeast Arkansas District Fair, has a nearly $10 million debt …

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