• Weekend Events

    Friday • Ethel O. Miller Community Center chili fundraiser, Bethel A.M.E. Fellowship Hall, Ninth and Oak streets, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $5. Call 501-569-6774. • 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. • “Teenage Mutant Ninja …

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  • Hardy holds visual arts showcase, sale

    HARDY — The Fifth Annual Ozark Visual Arts Showcase and Sale will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the former Iberia Bank, located at the corner of Main and Spring streets in Hardy. A …

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  • Diabetes support meeting set

    The October meeting of the diabetes support group sponsored by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences North Central will be at noon Thursday at the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 409 Vine St. in Batesville. A special guest speaker will discuss living …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 9, 1995.

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  • Conway hosts state gospel singing convention

    CONWAY — The 102nd Annual Arkansas State Gospel Singing Convention will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday at Oak Bowry Baptist Church, located at 889 Otto Road in Conway. Lunch will be served at noon Saturday. For more information call Mackenzie Clark, …

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  • Powhatan state park to hold Ghost Walk

    POWHATAN — A Ghost Walk will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Powhatan. Guests can tour each of the town’s five historic buildings, hearing ghost stories at each site. Some of the stories are adapted from traditional folk tales, but others may …

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  • Rutledge: Kids’ smartphones ‘are the devil’

    CONWAY (AP) — The Republican candidate for attorney general said Wednesday she would use the office to keep children safe online, telling voters that smartphones in the hands of young people “are the devil.” When asked during the debate at the Arkansas Educational Television Network …

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  • WRHS: Private Option helping people

    The Arkansas Private Option uses federal Medicaid dollars to purchase health insurance for families with income less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($31,000 for a family of four). These families, approximately 250,000 Arkansans, were previously unable to obtain affordable insurance or qualify …

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  • Actress Elizabeth Pena dies

    LOS ANGELES — Elizabeth Pena, the versatile actress who shifted between dramatic roles in such films as “Lone Star” and comedic parts in TV shows like “Modern Family,” has died. She was 55. Pena’s manager, Gina Rugolo, said Wednesday the Cuban-American actress died Tuesday in …

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  • Arkansas court rules unanimously against voter ID

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — In a unanimous ruling, the Arkansas Supreme Court found that the state’s voter identification law is unconstitutional. The high court said Wednesday that Arkansas’ Constitution lists four requirements to vote: that a person be a citizen of the United States and …

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  • Man dies while detained by Union County deputies

    EL DORADO (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a 36-year-old man died while he was being detained by the Union County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office says the incident happened late Tuesday as deputies were responding to a disturbance call. Deputies encountered Eric Smith of …

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  • Springdale man sentenced in child porn case

    SPRINGDALE (AP) — A 45-year-old Springdale man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison without the possibility of parole for receiving child pornography images. Federal prosecutors said Michael Pankey was also sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 10 years of supervised release. …

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