• Arkansas state prison inmate found dead in cell

    GRADY (AP) — Arkansas prison officials say a 24-year-old state inmate has been found dead in his cell at the maximum security Varner SuperMax unit in Grady. A spokeswoman says Steven Hill Jr. was found dead at 2:50 a.m. Monday by security staff delivering breakfast. …

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  • Moorefield to discuss sales tax

    MOOREFIELD — The Moorefield City Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the town hall at 55 Moore Ave. to discuss the second reading of a proposed sales tax ordinance for the town, according to recorder/treasurer Paul Barrett. The town is considering instituting a …

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  • Free prostate cancer screening to be held

    According to statistics from the Arkansas Department of Health, an average of 2,000 Arkansas men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and nearly 300 die of the disease. Chances of surviving prostate cancer are over 90 percent if diagnosed early, which is why getting …

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  • Chamber announces coloring contest

    The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce will launch a Water Carnival Coloring Contest with local elementary schools to promote the 2014 White River Water Carnival, according to a news release. Each elementary school student will receive a coloring sheet to take home and color. The …

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  • Evening Shade gets grant

    LITTLE ROCK — The city of Evening Shade will get nearly $100,000 from a state grant to purchase and install a generator at a community shelter. Arkansas Economic Development Commission has awarded $1,395,002 in Community Development Block Grants to eight Arkansas communities, announced Scott Hardin, …

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  • Gospel band Big Daddy Weave to perform

    CHARLOTTE — Big Daddy Weave will be featured at John 3:16 Ministries’ Sunday morning service Sunday. The band will take the stage at 10:30 following that day’s graduations. Big Daddy Weave will also be the featured performer at Community Fest on Saturday at the Convocation …

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  • Ring’s Chapel to celebrate 125 years

    CAVE CITY — Ring’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church near Cave City will celebrate 125 years of preaching, teaching and singing the gospel of Jesus Christ with an “old-fashioned day” beginning at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. No Sunday school will be held, but there will be a …

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  • Pleasant Ridge sets homecoming

    POUGHKEEPSIE — Pleasant Ridge Cemetery Association will have its annual cemetery homecoming Saturday. The cemetery and Pleasant Ridge Community Church are located at 108 Pleasant Ridge Road, nine miles northeast of Poughkeepsie. The business meeting will be at 11 a.m. at the church followed by …

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  • ‘Service to Success’ The Women Veteran Summit to be held

    The Women Veteran Summit 2014, titled “Service to Success: Urban Camouflage,” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Woody’s Sherwood Forest, located at 1111 W. Maryland Ave. in Sherwood. The event is open to all women who have served or are …

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  • Women’s Outdoor Weekend seeking participants

    LAKEVIEW — A Women’s Outdoor Weekend will be held Oct. 3 through 5 at Bull Shoals-White River State Park in Lakeview. Participants will attend sessions about basic camping and backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, introduction to fly fishing, beginning kayaking and Dutch oven cooking. All …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Blake to perform in Mtn. Home

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Returning to his roots and native state of Arkansas, former NBC “The Voice” season one contestant Jared Blake is bringing home his signature grunge country rock sound with a live-taped performance Friday in the Royal 66 at Mountain Home. The action-packed performance …

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