• Pulaski County voters approve new school district

    JACKSONVILLE (AP) — Jacksonville and north Pulaski County voters have overwhelmingly approved the creation of a new school district. Pulaski County officials say initial results of the vote Tuesday show that nearly 96 percent of voters supported separating from the Pulaski County Special School District. …

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  • Sew with Cotton calling for entries

    The annual Farm Bureau Sew with Cotton Contest is calling for entries for the contest that will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 at Farm Bureau Insurance located at 805 Neeley St. Adults and youth who are age 14 by Aug. 1 are invited …

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  • 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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  • Ingle to be featured guest at Arkansas Genealogical Society

    BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com), Saturday at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 Interstate 30 North in Benton. Registration is open to the public. A syllabus …

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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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  • Chlorine spill contained at Ashdown-area facility

    ASHDOWN (AP) — Arkansas authorities say no injuries have been reported after 50 pounds of chlorine spilled at an Ashdown-area water treatment facility. Little River County Emergency Management Coordinator Don Hale Jr. said utility workers were replacing a valve at the Millwood Treatment Plant when …

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  • NY: Walmart levied fictional ‘sugar tax’ on soda

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s attorney general has settled a false advertising investigation at Walmart, saying some store personnel were citing a nonexistent “sugar tax” on soda. The attorney general’s office says the retailer launched a national sale in June advertising Coca-Cola 12-packs for …

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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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