• News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 19, 1995.

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  • Barling ‘bug nut’ seeks out butterflies

    BARLING (AP) — With a camera close at hand, retired scientist and self-professed “bug nut” Clifford Ivy spends hours each day scouring the landscape for his latest passion — butterflies. “It takes a lot of patience,” the 72-year-old from Barling said. “They’re not very cooperative. …

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  • Izard Farm Family restore land to new possibilities

    MELBOURNE — They share a love for the farm. While most farmers work toward farming and cattle raising, Suzanne and Roy Runsick are more geared toward preservation and they have found a way to make their cattle farm meet those needs. It’s something they are …

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  • First-year Kid’s College teacher has some of most popular classes

    Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Every artist was first an amateur.” Come July, a group of local students will hope to update their artistic status as they learn to “paint the world,” in Savannah (Cousins) Holmes’ classes at the University of Arkansas Community College at …

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  • Restitution ordered

    ASH FLAT — A woman who took money from a Sharp County bank is on probation and ordered to pay back the thousands she took. Deborah R. Fry of Hardy was ordered to pay back $36,555 in restitution to FNBC. According to court documents she …

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  • Council wants official ICYAA directive

    The quest for additional softball fields at the newly-expanded North Complex is not over. Tuesday night, the Batesville City Council heard an update from Alderman Chris Poole on the softball committee meeting held Monday night at the North Complex, saying the committee had received several …

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  • City to screen free movie

    The Batesville Parks Department will host its first “Movies in the Park” of the year at 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the amphitheater at Riverside Park. Admission is free. This week’s movie is “The Lego Movie,” which is rated PG and stars the voice talents of Chris …

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  • Rock This House tickets still available; seating limited

    ASH FLAT — Tickets are still available for this year’s Rock This House women’s conference, set for July 25-26 at Ash Flat Church of Christ. Rock This House will be held at 6:30 p.m. July 26 and 8:30 a.m. July 27. Seating is limited, and …

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  • Reward offered in fatal shooting

    JONESBORO (AP) — Jonesboro police are offering a reward for information in connection with a more than one-month-old shooting death. Police announced Wednesday a $3,000 reward for information leading to those involved in the shooting death of 47-year-old William Keith Gosney. Police say Gosney was …

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  • Cave City sets public meeting

    CAVE CITY — The city of Cave City will hold a public meeting at city hall at 6 p.m. July 3 to seek input about potential outdoor park and recreation needs and priorities for 2015. “Following the identification process, city officials will select those priorities …

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  • Melbourne board hires new athletic director

    MELBOURNE — Hiring personnel, reassigning duties and accepting resignations topped the agenda at Melbourne School Board’s recent meeting. Resignations were accepted from athletic director, assistant principal and high school girls’ basketball coach Tim Massey and Olivia Morris, physical education teacher and peewee basketball coach at …

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  • Weekend Events

    Friday • Civil War Day Camp, 9 a.m.-noon; Fish ID and techniques, 5:30 p.m. Jacksonport State Park, Jacksonport. Call (870) 523-2143. • Batesville Moose Lodge ladies’ night, (members and guests), 750 Brewer Hill Road, 6 p.m. Call (870) 793-9902 or visit www.facebook.com/batesvillemoose.lodge. • “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” (PG-13), …

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