• Women’s Outdoor Weekend seeking participants

    LAKEVIEW — A Women’s Outdoor Weekend will be held Oct. 3 through 5 at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview. Participants will attend sessions about basic camping and backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. All …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on March 13, 1995.

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  • Blake to perform in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Returning to his roots and native state of Arkansas, former NBC “The Voice” season one contestant Jared Blake is bringing home his signature grunge country rock sound with a live-taped performance Friday in the Royal 66 at Mountain Home. The action-packed performance …

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  • Man shows up for jail in T-shirt with mug shot

    MADISON, Maine (AP) — A Maine man who served a 48-hour sentence for drunken driving wore something special for his jail booking photo: a T-shirt featuring his mug shot. Nineteen-year-old Bobby Burt, of Pittsfield, had the mug shot from his June arrest printed on the …

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  • Arkansas students average higher score on ACT

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas students averaged a higher composite score on a college entrance exam compared to last year, but still fell short of the national average. The ACT is a college entrance test scored from 1 to 36 that tests four subjects: English, …

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  • Longtime ‘SNL’ announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

    NEW YORK — Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded “Saturday Night Live.” Don Pardo, the eras-spanning radio and TV announcer whose resonant voice-over style was celebrated for its majesty and power, died …

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  • NTSB: Crash wiped out signal that could hold clues

    LITTLE ROCK — A federal investigator said Tuesday that a signal that would have given a final instruction to the crew of a railroad train involved in a fatal head-on collision was damaged in the accident but could still hold clues as to what happened. …

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  • Silver Moon hosts Zyndall Raney 

    NEWPORT — The Zyndall Raney Band will perform from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Silver Moon in Newport. The event is luau and potluck night.

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  • Local physicians team up with medical society

    Batesville physicians Drs. Garrett Sanford, Andrew Fisher and Brian Lawton recently joined forces with the Arkansas Medical Society to improve health care in this community and state through legislation, education and the day to day support of patients and medical practices, according to a news …

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  • Control of its own destiny – Southside says annexation is political attack

    SOUTHSIDE — Hundreds of people aren’t happy at the thought of being annexed into the city of Batesville and are organizing to stop the effort. Between 400 and 500 people turned out for a meeting Monday night at Allen Chapel Free Will Baptist Church. Keep …

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  • Habitat selects next family – Fifth home donated

    At Batesville Montessori School, Sasha Sutton looks forward to the weekend. A single mother of two children, she once thought she was too busy to volunteer. “But, now I look forward to it all week, to go to work on the house.” And, it’s not …

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  • Rape charges filed

    ASH FLAT — Three counts rape. Four counts second-degree sexual assault. One count sexual indecency with a child. The eight felonies were filed Monday in Sharp County against James Lee Smith accusing the 34-year-old of violating a child under 12 years old. According to the …

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