• Boating education class to be taught Saturday

    The Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church in Batesville. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe boating necessary to reduce loss of life, personal …

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  • UW honors outstanding individuals, organizations

    United Way of Independence County recognized its 2013-14 outstanding volunteers and campaign achievements during its Annual Recognition Gathering held March 20 at Lyon College. Executive Director Deanna Green thanked every individual and company that contributed to the campaign, whether monetarily or by giving of their …

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  • Calico Rock Museum receives gift of artifacts

    CALICO ROCK — Calico Rock Museum and Visitor Center has received the gift of an extensive collection of historical artifacts from Susan Smith of Melbourne. The collection includes a uniform coat, metal helmet and utility belt, a photo of Company “C” before leaving for Fort …

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  • Fish, chicken dinner planned

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — A fish and chicken dinner will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Hutchinson Mountain Community Center. The all-you-can-eat buffet with drink and dessert is $10 a plate for those 12 and older and free for children 11 and …

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  • Chili supper announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — Sulphur Rock Fire Department Auxiliary will have a chili supper at 5 p.m. Friday at Sulphur Rock City Hall. Prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.

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  • C-Ridge sets fundraiser

    NEWARK — Seniors at Cedar Ridge High School will host a spaghetti super fundraiser from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cedar Ridge High School cafeteria to raise money for their class. Tickets are $6 and are being sold by members of the senior …

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  • Spring River Artists Guild to hold gallery opening

    HARDY — The Spring River Artists Guild will open the newly decorated Spring River Art Gallery from noon to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. Those attending may visit with the artists, view their favorite works and experience new …

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  • Batesville Bassmasters kick off season

    The Batesville Bassmasters have two 2014 tournaments under their belts and a third one coming up Saturday from 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Greers Ferry Lake, out of Dam Site Park Ramp, said Colin Patterson, longtime club member who is providing press release information. That is …

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  • Teams do well on Lake Norfork

    HORSESHOE BEND — Teams  occupying five of the 10 boats in Saturday’s Cave City Bass Club tournament on Crown Lake at Horseshoe Bend weighed in five-fish limits, according to a news release. Steve Moody and Fred Mullens weighed in 14.65 pounds for first  place, including …

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  • AgDiscovery deadline extended

    PINE BLUFF — The application deadline for AgDiscovery has been extended to Monday. AgDiscovery is a two-week residential program held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The program allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 24, 1994.

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  • Representatives introduce species legislation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider social and economic impacts on land owners before designating a habitat as critical. The bill, known as the Common Sense in Species Protection Act, …

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