• BHS grad becomes D.C. intern

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Batesville residents calling U.S. Sen. John Boozman’s Washington, D.C. office may find a familiar voice at the other end of the line. Spencer Barnes, a 2012 graduate of Batesville High School, participated in Boozman’s Congressional Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C. While …

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  • ‘Nunsense’ to premiere Friday

    Batesville Community Theatre has announced the cast for the summer production of “Nunsense the Mega-Musical” with performances planned at Holloway Theatre on the Lyon College campus. Show times will be at 7 p.m. July 11-12 and 18-19 and at 2 p.m. July 13. Tickets are …

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  • Volunteer nominations sought

    Nominations for the 2014 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year awards are now being accepted by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support. Each year the division partners with the governor’s office and the Arkansas Municipal League to sponsor …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 27, 1995.

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  • State park to hold day camps

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure day camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. The camp is for children 8 through 14 years old. Activities will include games, crafts and hiking. The cost is $75 for all …

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  • Summer meals offered

    LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Department of Agriculture Summer Meals Program offers free summer meals to children 18 years of age and younger at safe, supervised locations in communities across Arkansas such as churches, schools, community centers, parks, Boys and Girls Clubs and libraries. To …

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  • Students compete, win at conference

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Students from Cave City and Cedar Ridge high schools and college technical education programs won the nation’s highest awards at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference held recently in Kansas City, Missouri, according to a news release. Industry leaders representing …

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  • Ex-Fort Smith officer sentenced

    FORT SMITH (AP) — A former Fort Smith police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with a girl who was 16 at the time. Billy Rowe Jr., 31, of Bonanza was sentenced Monday after he pleaded guilty last month …

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  • Death row inmate dies in hospital

    MALVERN (AP) — Prison officials say an Arkansas death row inmate has died at a hospital after falling ill. Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson says 61-year-old Joe Louis Dansby died Monday night at a Malvern hospital. Wilson says Dansby had been ill for much …

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  • School filings continue; race forms

    The filing period for September’s school board elections continued today, but as of 8:15 a.m., only one race marked the ballot, according to information from area county clerk offices. A race has formed in Sharp County on the Highland School Board for Position 4 between …

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  • Cool off in a show cave in Arkansas

    When the weather turns hot each summer, some travelers look for escapes from the heat and humidity. One way to survive sweltering temperatures is to seek shade in an Arkansas show cave. Eight properties around the state offer a chance to see the underside of …

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  • Sharp GOP women to meet

    HARDY — The Sharp County Republican Women will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday in Bob & Sandy’s BarBQ Restaurant, located at 5 JoJo in Hardy, at the top of the hill behind the motels and gas station. The meeting is open to the public. For …

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