• 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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  • Rotary efforts in Myanmar pave way for service groups

    Clean water is second only to air to breathe, but is a luxury in many parts of the world. That’s why Rotary International is working to build clean water management systems — and in the process, building goodwill and trust for service organizations. That was …

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  • City calling incorporation ‘legal fiction’

    What the Southside community is proposing is “legal fiction,” according to a resolution to be discussed at tonight’s Batesville City Council meeting. The council will meet at 5:30 p.m. at city hall to consider a resolution that states the Southside community did not file its …

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  • Alleged rapist caught

    MELBOURNE — An alleged child rapist who had eluded police since late September has been captured, Izard County Sheriff Tate Lawrence said. Beth Anne Dickerson, 31, of Calico Rock was reportedly caught after a traffic stop in Baxter County around 4 p.m. Monday. She was …

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  • Slow driver busted for drug possession

    A driver going 35 miles per hour in a 60 mph zone and causing a traffic jam caught the eye of Pleasant Plains Marshal Mark Clark Friday night. Clark said around 8 p.m. he was patrolling on Highway 167 when he noticed the slow driver …

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  • County, cities negotiate

    Negotiations have begun on the issue of funding the Independence County Jail. At Monday night’s Independence County Quorum Court meeting, Newark Mayor Jim Cunningham spoke to the court on behalf of the mayors in the county to negotiate a percentage of district fines that would …

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