• Hillshire to talk with Tyson, Pilgrim’s Pride

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillshire Brands says it will hold separate talks with Pilgrim’s Pride and Tyson Foods, as the two meat processing heavyweights engage in a bidding war for the maker of Jimmy Dean sausages and Ball Park hot dogs. The announcement by Hillshire …

    Read More

  • PB to get new rice mill

    PINE BLUFF (AP) — Economic development officials say a new rice mill is headed to Pine Bluff. The state announced Monday that Southwind Milling Co. LLC will build a rice mill at the Port of Pine Bluff. The corporation is part of Optimum Group, which …

    Read More

  • Fish, chicken dinner set

    HUTCHINSON MOUNTAIN — The Hutchinson Mountain Community Center will host a fish and chicken dinner from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday. The all-you-can-buffet including drink and dessert as well as homemade peanut brittle will be $10 for those 12 and older and free for children …

    Read More

  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 23, 1994.

    Read More

  •  Miller reunion announced

    SULPHUR ROCK — A Miller family reunion will be held Saturday in the Sulphur Rock City Hall building. Lunch will be served at noon. The family will be present throughout the afternoon for visiting. The event is open to all family and friends. This branch …

    Read More

  • Text4baby looking for participants

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Health has announced its participation in the 2014 Text4baby State Enrollment Contest, a national competition to provide pregnant and new mothers with important information they need for their health and that of their babies. The contest was established …

    Read More

  • Clay-Thomas, Murphy chosen as counselors at Girls State

    HIGHLAND — Recent Highland High School graduates Amy Clay-Thomas and BreAnna Murphy were chosen to be counselors at this year’s 72nd Arkansas Girls State session. Counselors arrived May 24 at Harding University in Searcy and stayed until May 30. In order for the Girls State …

    Read More

  • Ancestor fair details released

    LESLIE — The 25th North Arkansas Ancestor Fair will be held Friday and Saturday in Leslie and Marshall. Speakers will be available in two sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Ozark Heritage Arts Center, located on Oak Street in Leslie. Mark …

    Read More

  • Club News

    Independence County Horse 4-H Club A meeting of the Independence County Horse 4-H Club was held at 2 p.m. May 18 at Hollywood Bowl. Nine members were present. Special guests included Spencer Greene, Cullen McCarson and members’ parents. A general business meeting was held in …

    Read More

  • Ozarka College Foundation awards scholarships

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Foundation has announced 26 scholarship recipients for the upcoming academic year. Each student has been awarded $500 scholarships to be split between two semesters, $250 for fall 2014 and $250 for spring 2015 Ozarka College classes. The Lesa Bull Memorial …

    Read More

  • Cedar Ridge schools awarded grants

    NEWARK — Two schools of the Cedar Ridge School District have been awarded Arkansas Joint Use Agreement grants, according to a news release. Cord-Charlotte Elementary has been awarded a $30,000 grant while Newark Elementary will receive $15,000. The JUA is a competitive application process made …

    Read More

  • Extra! Extra! Selling papers taught boys work ethic

    Editor’s note:  This is the second story in an occasional series about Guard newspaper carriers. To recommend a current or former carrier for an upcoming story, call Circulation Manager Christine Brown at (870) 793-2383. Paperboys peddling down the sidewalk on their bicycles are a symbol of …

    Read More