• Special prosecutor appointed in transient slaying

    VAN BUREN (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in the case of a man convicted of killing a woman at a Crawford County transient camp in 2001. Fort Smith attorney Ron Fields was appointed during a Wednesday hearing. The Arkansas Supreme Court ordered …

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  • Newport seeks ‘Trashiest Team’

    NEWPORT — The Newport Area Chamber of Commerce is currently recruiting teams to participate in the “Trashiest Team” contest during the Great Arkansas Clean-Up, the annual fall statewide litter pickup campaign promoted by Keep Arkansas Beautiful, a state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful Inc. and …

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  • BAAC holds gallery reception

    The Batesville Area Arts Council hosted a gallery reception Aug. 21 for its current exhibition, which features artwork created by local children grades kindergarten through sixth. Students attended the reception and were awarded with a certificate for participating in the show. Artwork in the exhibition …

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  • Bible classes to resume

    The Joy of Living Ladies Community Bible Study will resume classes Tuesday. The morning class will meet from 10 to 11:30 each Tuesday at West Baptist Church, located at 1100 N. Central Ave. in Batesville. The night class will meet from 6:30 to 8 each …

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  • Club News

    Independence County 4-H Teen Leader Club The Independence County 4-H Teen Leader Club meeting was held Aug. 7 at the Cooperative Extension Office. Eight members and five adults were present. Delenn Kesselring, teen leader photographer, called the meeting to order, and members recited the Pledge …

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  • News Of Other Days

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

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  • Prepare now for fall hunting

    I know it’s still August, but are you prepared for the fall hunting season? In Arkansas it starts Oct. 1 with archery deer season and carries through the spring turkey season of next year. We normally first think of our guns, bows, clothes and four-wheelers …

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  • Littletons, Le win tourneys

    Billy Littleton and T. Le teamed to win the Batesville Bassmasters’ latest tournament, held Saturday on Greers Ferry Lake, said Colin Patterson, who is submitting the reports. They weighed in 11.87 pounds, including the tournament’s biggest bass of the day, a 5.44-pounder. Finishing second with …

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  • Hunter education course offered

    ASH FLAT — A hunter education course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at Ash Flat Fire Department, located at 5 Goodwin Cove in Ash Flat. The course includes such topics as firearms safety, conservation, wildlife management, sportsmanship, archery, muzzleloading, …

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  • State gets $100K for water quality 

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has received a $100,000 grant for water quality management planning. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency grant will be used to conduct analysis of chemical samples of rivers, streams and lakes in Arkansas. Water quality …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    No date is on this photo of what the photographer called a “fantasy bluff” when he snapped the shot several years ago. He wrote: “Fantasy Bluff: This bluff of the famous White River near Calico Rock, Arkansas, is one of many photogenic bluffs on the …

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  • AGS to host Ingle

    BENTON — The Arkansas Genealogical Society will host Cyndi Ingle, owner and webmaster of Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet (www.CyndisList.com/) Sept. 20 at the Benton Event Center, located at 17322 Interstate 30 North in Benton. Registration is open to the public. A …

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