• Lyon to host student exhibition

    An exhibition of artwork of Lyon College students in assistant professor of art Dustyn Bork’s BA senior thesis class is being held now through April 11 in the Kresge Gallery inside the historic Alphin Building at Lyon College. A reception and artist talk will be …

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  • Cochran releases new single

    Traditional country songstress Debbie Cochran has released a new single, “What’s Going On.” The single is off her latest album, “Before We Met the World.” Produced by Grammy-nominated Kent Wells, Cochran is staying true to her traditional roots as she mixes relatable lyrics and passionate …

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  • Folk Center set to open season

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View will open for the season April 1. Visitors are able to view blacksmithing, pottery making and more than 18 other pioneer skills and crafts. The Craft Village is open from 10 a.m. to …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Red Cross blood drive, Citizens Bank Annex, 285 E. College, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (800) RED-CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org. • Children’s Bird Hike, Jacksonport State Park Tunstall River Walk trailhead, Jacksonport, 2:30 p.m. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), …

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  • Ozarka College student pens ‘Stick Shooter’ essay

    Note: The following essay was written by Cherie Little, a student at the Ozarka College as an assignment in English class.   What’s a ‘Stick Shooter?’ I feel like I’m on an African safari in the jungles. Mosquitoes, birds, flies, trees, snakes and ticks all …

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  • Military youth camps available

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ military youth from all branches of service will have camping opportunities beginning in April. Residential and day camps for military youth and families statewide will be offered. The camps strive to meet the unique needs of military youth, who often experience …

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  • Janet’s Notebook

    Why do I have to pick a side? Every Easter, I serve a main course like ham or lamb. Add a nice salad, warm bread, some sort of vegetable side dish and you have a great meal. This year, I’m still planning on making my …

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  • LR officials: Homicide victims are all black

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The mayor is calling for a task force to study black-on-black crime in Little Rock, where all of this year’s 11 slayings have involved black victims and lead suspects. But the city’s police chief said factors other than race — including …

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  • Harrah’s casino announces it will close in Tunica

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The long decline of what was once the nation’s third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi’s Tunica County announced it would close. Caesars Entertainment will shutter its Harrah’s casino in Tunica on June 2, laying off …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Oct. 18, 1994.

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  • Main St. to get new look

    Main Street will soon be getting a new look. The Batesville City Council approved a measure at its meeting Tuesday night to begin work on a newly designed streetscape along three blocks of Main Street. Bob Carius and Joel Williams of Main Street Batesville presented …

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  • Gun stolen from Batesville home also reported stolen from Detroit in 1980

    A gun taken from a Batesville residence was also entered as stolen in Detroit in 1980. Independence County Sheriff’s Officer Daniel Heflin said he met with Lee Ruth Crabtree of Beebe at the sheriff’s office on Monday over a residential burglary. She said her and …

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