• Magness, Newark to meet

    MAGNESS — The Magness City Council will meet with Newark at 6 tonight at Magness City Hall.

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  • Speaker to discuss ‘myth of powerlessness’

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will host speaker David LaMotte in a lecture presentation at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Independence Hall. A former musician and songwriter, LaMotte recently completed a Rotary World Peace Fellowship in which he studied international relations, peace and …

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  • Arkansas on pace for warmer-than-normal month

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The National Weather Service says October will likely be one of the warmest in recent years in Arkansas, although the end of the month is forecast to become cooler. A cold front was expected to move through the state today and …

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  • Mount Pleasant festival set

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Mount Pleasant Elementary Fall Festival will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday. Games will be held in the classrooms and prizes will be awarded to winners. A “spook house” will be located in the old storm shelter. Food will be …

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  • Questers host museum tour

    CALICO ROCK — The Calico Bluffs Chapter of Questers International welcomed the neighboring Indian Rock Chapter from Fairfield Bay to Calico Rock on Sept. 25 for a tour of the newly-renovated Homestead Coal House project and the Calico Rock Museum. The group read about the …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 19, 1995.

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  • Traveling Vietnam veterans memorial to visit Conway

    CONWAY — The Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum, “The Wall That Heals,” will be on display Thursday to 6 p.m. Sunday on the McAlister Hall lawn at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. The exhibit will be open for tours 24 hours a …

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  • Bull Shoals park honored

    BULL SHOALS — Bull Shoals-White River State Park has been selected as the recipient of the 2013-14 Region 2 Park of the Year and Overall Park of the Year awards by Arkansas State Parks, according to Greg Butts, state parks director. The state parks director …

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  • Williams Baptist College to host Civil War display

    WALNUT RIDGE — Williams Baptist College’s Felix Goodson Library will host an exhibit chronicling major historical events in Arkansas between 1861 and 1865. The display, titled “Fought in Earnest: Civil War Arkansas,” will be presented from Nov. 6 through Dec. 2 during regular library hours. …

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  • FSA, Division of Ag offer Farm Bill workshops for crop producers

    LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas crop producers will have more than a dozen opportunities to get up to speed on the 2014 Farm Bill and its anticipated effects on their operation in the more than a dozen workshops planned across Arkansas. The workshops are being offered …

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  • ASU-Beebe warns campuses of possible data breach

    BEEBE (AP) — Arkansas State University-Beebe says some students and employees may be affected by a possible data breach at its campuses. The school says it was notified last week that a program running on one of its servers could pose a potential breach to …

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  • Lawmakers urge higher teacher pay

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers are recommending an increase of almost $1,800 in base pay for new teachers. The House and Senate education committees advised raising the minimum starting teacher salary from $29,244 to $31,000 by fiscal 2017. They made the recommendation, along with …

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