• Delta Symphony Orchestra performance announced

    The Delta Symphony Orchestra will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday in Brown Chapel on the campus of Lyon College in Batesville. The performance will feature George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dr. Lauren Schack Clark, associate professor of keyboard studies at Arkansas State University, …

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  • Paper Chase sets book signing

    The Paper Chase Book Store at 136 W. Main St. in Batesville will hold a signing for author James D. Crownover and his book titled “Wild Ran the Rivers: A New Historical Novel About the Cherokee Occupation of Arkansas Territory” at 10 a.m. Saturday. “Wild …

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  • Lyon College’s first trap team hosts tournament

    Oct. 18 was a day of firsts for the Independence County Shooting Sports Complex in Batesville as well as several colleges. “I’m excited these schools are here, this is great for the range and for these students to get a chance to compete with other …

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  • Parents’ Day Out offered

    A free Parents’ Day Out will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 at Batesville First Assembly of God, located at the corner of 20th and Lyon streets. Participants must register by Nov. 3 by calling (870) 793-5489.

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  • Weavers Chapel FWB introduces new pastor

    Weavers Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville has a new pastor, the Rev. Lynn R. Beck. Beck attended Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College in Moore, Oklahoma, and has been ordained as a minister since 1978. He has been a pastor for more than 34 …

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  • Celebrate four years of crazy adventure

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Get a Natural State high by releasing your inner kid and celebrate the fourth anniversary of Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 1, according to a news release. …

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  • Five Generations

    The Simmons family gathered recently to capture five generations in one setting during a visit from New Mexico at Bob and Betty Simmons home. Pictured are Bob Simmons, Galey Meyn, Holly Crocket, holding Nickolas Lively and Lynn Simmons.    

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  • Niece to join Lyon board

    The Lyon College Board of Trustees approved the addition of Dr. Rick Niece to the board at its fall meeting Oct. 17 on campus. The board met after a fall retreat to discuss items of business. Niece, vice president of the Walton Family Charitable Support …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 17, 1995.

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  • Expo Center hosts gun show

    CONWAY — A gun show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Faulkner County Fairgrounds Expo Center, located at 2505 E. Oak St. in Conway. A large selection of new and used …

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  • Police: Skull matches arson suspect’s DNA

    OGDEN (AP) — Arkansas authorities have identified a skull found by a 6-year-old girl near her home as that of an arson suspect. Arkansas State Police Special Agent John Rhone said Thursday the girl found 26-year-old Zachery Wagner’s remains. He has been missing since February. …

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  • Suspects held without bail

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The latest two suspects arrested in a fatal home invasion and shooting in Little Rock have been ordered held without bail. Timothy Pemberton and Matthew York — both of North Little Rock — said nothing when they appeared by video Thursday …

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