• ‘SING-a-thon’ fundraiser planned

    SOUTHSIDE — The Southside choir department will hold a “SING-a-thon” from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday outside Harps grocery to raise money for the American Cancer Society. It will feature music from its upcoming spring concert, which will be a Disney tribute, according to a …

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  • Dairy Queen to cut ribbon

    Dairy Queen will hold a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for its recent remodeling at 755 St. Louis St. in Batesville, according to a news release. The event is open to the public.

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  • Musicians meeting set for Monday

    Musicians are invited to bring their favorite instrument or song or just come to listen to the music at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. For more information …

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  • Revival slated 

    STRAWBERRY — Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have a revival at 7 p.m. Monday through April 25. Scotty Burrow will be the evangelist. The church is located on Main Street in Strawberry, across from Hillcrest New Tech High School gymnasium. The event is open to …

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  • Prizes to be awarded for weight loss

    HealthyLoser.com will pay $12,000 in cash prizes to everyone losing 15 percent or more of their body weight in 91 days. The individual losing the highest percentage wins $5,000. The entry fee is $100. HealthyLoser.com donates $25 from each entry fee back to community partners. …

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  • ROADEO winners named

    The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department District 5 has announced the semi-final results of the Equipment Operators ROADEO, held Tuesday at the district headquarters at 1673 Batesville Blvd., about three miles south of Batesville. • Tractor/Lowboy — Rick Herring of the Jackson County Area Maintenance Crew; …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 9, 1994.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    Green William Shaw (found in various records with two spellings — Green and Greene) Shaw served as county judge in both Independence and Izard counties. With him is Margaret Ann “Peggy” Bone Shaw, his second wife. Green Shaw was born  Sept. 12, 1816, in North …

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  • Confederate Heritage Day is Saturday

    LITTLE ROCK — The annual Confederate Heritage Day ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday on the state capitol grounds in Little Rock. The ceremony is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans observance of the Sesquicentennial of the War Between the States. The …

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  • Financial tips for Financial Literacy Month

    Credit Counseling of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization, has released several financial tips in recognition of April as Financial Literacy Month. • Set some financial goals for yourself — short-term, mid-term and long-term. Goals are your motivation for doing a budget. • Track your spending for …

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  • Ozarka College completes network project

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently completed updates to the Ozarka Optical Network (Project OZONE) through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, according to a news release.  Project OZONE allowed the expansion of the Melbourne campus fiber-optic backbone to campus locations in Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and …

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  • Go Loco – Ropes are for new, experienced alike

    Does flying through the forest on a zipline or walking along the treetops via a series of rope bridges and Tarzan swings appeal to the adventurer in you? If so, a visit to Loco Ropes Treetop Adventure in Mountain View has what you’re looking for. …

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