• Gala is Friday night

    Main Street Batesville’s 2015 Winter Gala will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located 3800 Harrison St. in Batesville. Tickets are $25 for individuals and $45 for couples. Ticket locations include Citizens Bank, Studio Salon and the Batesville Area Chamber of …

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  • Ozarka sets ribbon-cutting

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College at Melbourne will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of its new student services center at 11 a.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public.

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  • State park to host healing herbal teas workshop

    NEWPORT — Jacksonport State Park will host a healing herbal teas workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Information Center at Jacksonport State Park, located at 205 Avenue St. in Newport. Participants will be introduced to several varieties of native herbal or …

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  • Nominations sought for senior Arkansan HoF

    Nominations are now being sought for the 2015 Senior Arkansans Hall of Fame by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Aging and Adult Services. Each year the division recognizes outstanding senior Arkansans who have served their communities and enhanced the lives of fellow …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Feb. 14, 2003.

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  • Deadline approaches for Child Safety Poster Contest

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has issued a reminder of the approaching deadline for the Child Safety Poster Contest, an annual contest sponsored by the attorney general’s office. “As your attorney general, I am committed to protecting our children, and what better …

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  • Boozman seeks stories about importance of school choice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, an original cosponsor of a Senate-passed resolution supporting National School Choice Week, is inviting stories from Arkansans about why school choice is important to them. The resolution designates the week of Jan. 25 through 31 as National School …

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  • Big Foot Connections

    NORFORK — The focal point in Clifford LaBrecque’s home isn’t a fireplace, big- screen TV or scenic view: It’s a life-size replica of Big Foot. Labrecque’s curiosity over the “large wild-man creature” dates back to when he was around 11 and was a “poor as …

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  • Dispatch may relocate: 911 going to college?

    It isn’t in writing yet, but Independence County’s still-yet-to-be-formed 911 dispatch department may be making a move to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. Independence County Sheriff Steve Jeffery said this morning that he had been advised by the Arkansas Crime Information Center …

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  • Pulling knife on officer ends in arrest

    Frankie A. Watkins said he was opening a package of beef jerky with his knife when the car he was riding in was stopped by a cop. Watkins, 44, of Lyon Street, who had an outstanding warrant, said he simply got out of the car …

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  • C-Ridge student signs with Lyon

      A Cedar Ridge High School senior recently made his intentions known. Blake Caldwell has accepted a scholarship to join the trap team at Lyon College for the 2015-16 academic year. He recently signed with the college while joined by family members Shawn and Kerri …

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  • Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 12 years

    WALNUT RIDGE  — The driver who crashed into a bridge at Jesup, killing a Cave City woman, then fled the scene has been sentenced to prison, according to published reports. Daniel Walling of Cave City was sentenced to 12 years in the Arkansas Department of …

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