• Museum visitors can play ‘I Spy…’

    A new “I Spy…” game is now available to children visiting the Old Independence Regional Museum, according to museum staff and volunteers. The first 100 students in grades K-12 who win the game will receive a commemorative Old Independence Regional Museum iron-on patch.  The program …

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  • Bunco Blitz benefits Kids’ College

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will hold its annual Bunco Blitz at 6 p.m. June 24 at Natalie’s Restaurant located at 3050 Harrison St. The cost to play is $25 and the night will include food, prizes and silent auction. This year’s …

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  • Man found dead in Norfork

    MOUNTAIN HOME (AP) — Authorities in Baxter County have identified the man whose body was found in Lake Norfork last week. Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery says the victim has been identified as 67-year-old Jerry Dale Miller of Hardy. Montgomery says family members told authorities …

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  • Concord schedules ‘Fun Day’

    Concord Fun Day will be held Saturday at the city park, according to a news release. A parade will begin at 10:30 with activities held throughout the day including door prizes, a giant water slide, pie auction and music by the Gaylon Sandefur Band. All …

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  • Arkansas House Democrats elect new leader

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Democrats in the Arkansas House of Representatives have elected state Rep. Eddie Armstrong of North Little Rock as their new leader. Armstrong was elected Friday after state Rep. Greg Leding of Fayetteville decided not to seek re-election as the caucus’ leader. …

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  • Calico Rock Museum hosts day camp

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Rock Museum hosted its first summer day camp June 19. Attending the educational program were 25 students. The students learned about “Life as an Artist” and participated in a number of artistic activities. Students crafted handmade marbles, made their own …

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  • Moore Bales reunion set

    RIDGEDALE, Mo. — The 30th Moore-Bales reunion will be Saturday at the Oakmont Community Recreation Center, located at 2308 Highway 86 West at Ridgedale, Missouri, south of Branson, Missouri. A potluck will be served at 12:30 p.m. New cookbooks marking the 30th year will be …

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  • Education co-op plans meeting for Independence, Izard, Sharp

    HARRISON — The Northcentral Arkansas Education Service Cooperative, which serves Independence, Izard and Sharp counties, among others will hold a board meeting at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Seville Conference Room at Harrison. The agenda includes reports by the board president and directors as well …

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  • Student earns ROTC honor

    FAYETTEVILLE — Stuart Allgood of Batesville, a fourth-year cadet in the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps “Razorback Brigade” at the University of Arkansas, was recently honored during the brigade’s annual awards ceremony. Allgood received the American Legion Military Excellence Gold award, given to the cadet …

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  • Ozarka College announces honors lists

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College recently announced that 71 students have been named to the President’s List and 66 students have been named to the Provost’s List for the Spring 2014 semester. To be eligible for the President’s List, a student must be enrolled in at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 13, 1995.

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  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day observed

    World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was June 15. The following tips for preventing the disturbing trend of elder financial abuse have been offered by the Independent Community Bankers of America, the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation and Merchants and Planters Bank: • Secure all your …

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