• Radio club sets meeting

    The Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged …

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  • Haunted Theater Tour offered

    SEARCY — A Haunted Theater Tour will be held Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Oct. 30 in the Center on the Square, located at 219 W. Arch St. at Searcy. After investigating the history of the old-made-new building, the board of directors at Center on the …

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  • Residents to sell crafts

    SOUTHSIDE — Mountain Meadows nursing and rehab facility will hold an arts and crafts fair for residents to sell their wares at 7 p.m. Thursday. The event is open to the public and the facility is located at 1680 Batesville Blvd.

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  • Alash Ensemble to perform at Ozarka-MV

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Alash Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at Ozarka College- Mountain View, according to a news release. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. “Alash are master throat singers from Tuva, a tiny republic in Siberia. The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 12, 1995.

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  • U. S. Army Field Band to perform at ASU-MH

    MOUNTAIN HOME — The Volunteers of the United States Army Field Band will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Vada Sheid Community Development Center on the campus of Arkansas State University in Mountain Home. The event is free and open to the public. The …

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  • Arkansas man helping township with genealogy

    CONWAY (AP) — Thanks to the exuberance and fervor of Jack Ruple, the diminutive community of Harve Township has stepped into the waters of Facebook technology. Ruple’s enthusiasm for the project knows no bounds. He is pushing forward with the concept of alerting residents of …

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  • Sondra Rich: Remembered for generosity

    To those who knew her, Sondra Rich was smart, funny, generous, loved, respected, confident and above all encouraging. She was a dreamer, but she worked hard to make her dreams come true. When she left her home in Washington, D.C. and moved to Batesville in …

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  • Polls open

    Early voting has begun for Arkansas’ busy midterm election. Voters can cast ballots from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. Early voting wraps up at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 3 — the day before …

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  • Southside eyes new auditorium

    SOUTHSIDE — The second part of the second phase of the Southside High School’s new building project to include 10 classrooms is expected to be turned over to the district today. Now, the district is making plans for a new auditorium to be built at …

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  • Independence jail prisoners could get RFID bracelets

    Prisoners at the Independence County Jail may soon be sporting some new bling — a RFID (radio-frequency identification) bracelet. The Association of Arkansas Counties (AAC) has announced plans to implement the Guardian RFID inmate-tracking system in all its 46 member counties within a year. Prisoners …

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  • Candidates to debate

    The Bull 105.7 will host a debate for 2014 local candidates for the state House of Representatives and Senate seats at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Nucor Auditorium on the Lyon College campus. The candidates who will be participating are: Lackey Moody (D) and James …

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