• Homecoming announced

    CAVE CITY — Fairview Church and Cemetery will have homecoming Sunday beginning with singing at 10 a.m. A special message will be delivered by Dennis Gay. Special music will be provided by Megan Milligan Watson, John and Betty Carter and Marcia Street on keyboards. Billy …

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  • Needleworks club to meet

    River Valley Needle Works Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the Independence County Extension building, located at 1770 Meyers St. in Batesville. Anyone interested in learning to knit, crochet or do counted cross-stitch is welcome. Those who have these skills and would like …

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  • Musicians, singers invited

    Acoustic musicians and singers will gather 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. Listeners are welcome. For more information call (870) 307-0258.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 22, 1995.

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    On the back of this picture is written: Student Army Cadet Corps, 1918. It apparently is related to activities in regard to World War I, which began 100 years ago on July 14, 1914 and continued until Nov. 11, 1918. More than 9 million combatants …

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  • UALR names honor students

    LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has announced its spring 2014 Dean’s List, those students whose academic performances have been superior at the end of the semester, according to a news release. Students must have at least nine credit hours with …

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  • House Republican Caucus to host town hall meeting

    Members of the Arkansas House Republican Caucus and two local candidates are seeking feedback from their constituents on the legislative proposals known as the “J.O.B.S.” plan. For several months, caucus members have been discussing their legislative agenda for the 2015 session, and now they want …

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  • Griffin speaks – Boy born with cleft lip, palate, autism to train with dolphins

    NEWARK — When Doug and Tiffany Cossey’s son was born, they had no way of knowing at the time that his cleft lip and palate would not be his only challenge in life. Griffin Cossey would later be diagnosed with autism, and his parents have …

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  • 15-year-old writes book, hopes to see as TV series

    NEWARK — While many teen girls are concerned with the latest fashions, cell phones and their friends, 15-year-old Abby Summers has bigger issues — like how to convince major Hollywood producers to turn her book into a television series. Summers has recently published her first …

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  • Appliances taken in home burglary

    From microwave oven to 4-ton heat pump, every appliance — and even a metal outbuilding — were stolen from a local home recently. Independence County Deputy Carey Thomas said the items were discovered missing from a residence on Kari Brook Lane when a Citizens Bank …

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  • Country singer’s plane crash still mysterious

    When country music great Jim Reeves and his piano player/road manager Dean Manuel flew out of the Batesville Airport 50 years ago today on their way back to Nashville, Tennessee, they had no idea it was their last ride — or that five decades later, …

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  • 2 plead guilty to federal drug conspiracy charge

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal prosecutor says two men with ties to a drug cartel have pleaded guilty for their roles in a conspiracy to transport cocaine from Mexico to Little Rock for distribution in central Arkansas. U.S. Attorney Christopher R. Thyer says Mohammed …

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