• Sharp courthouse to be closed

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Courthouse in Ash Flat will be closed Monday in observance of Columbus Day, Judge Larry Brown said. Normal business hours will resume Tuesday.

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  • Out of the Darkness walk slated for Saturday

    The second annual Out of the Darkness Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Lyon College in Batesville. Registration check-in starts at 9. Those who have preregistered will still need to check in so they may be …

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  • Celebration to be held for Davis’ 90th birthday

    Elline Davis of Cave City will celebrate her 90th birthday at 11 a.m. Saturday at Fred’s Fish House in Batesville. Born Oct. 11, 1924, in Sharp County, where she has lived all her life, she is the daughter of Joseph and Maxie Gay, one of …

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  • BAAC to host reception

    A reception for Batesville Area Arts Council’s current exhibition, “Visitors: A Display of Perpetual Discovery,” featuring work by Lindsay Garland, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today with a brief talk by Garland at 6. Refreshments will be served. The exhibition features photographs …

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  • Clothing giveaway set

    A community outreach clothing giveaway is held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. each second Saturday at Grace Communion Fellowship, located at 790 Allen Chapel Road. The church requests no vendors.

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  • CPR, first aid class offered

    The Heartsaver cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid class will be offered from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday by Vital Link ambulance service at 1033 EMS Drive in Batesville. The fee of $40 includes the textbook and CPR card. To register, call (870) 793-3351.

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  • Ricky Skaggs to perform

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Ricky Skaggs will be in concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. Reserved seating is limited and is available for $40 per ticket. General admission seats are $30. For information about tickets and lodging, call (870) …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on May 3, 1995.

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  • State park ready for Ghosts of Davidsonville festival

    POCAHONTAS — The Ghosts of Davidsonville Fall Festival will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Davidsonville Historic State Park, located at 7953 Highway 166 South in Pocahontas. Entry fees are $3 for adults and $2 for children ages 6 to 12 and adults …

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  • Cushman Class of 1964

    The annual Cushman Alumni Dinner, to be held tonight at the Cushman Community Center, is  for all former students, spouses, teachers and friends. A meal will be catered by John 3: 16. Those in the class photograph of the 50-year graduating class (Class of 1964) …

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  • Ask A Master Gardener: Pruning a butterfly bush, Lady’s mantle, cactus cuttings

    Can you prune a butterfly bush, and if so, when and how do you do it? Butterfly bush (genus Buddleia) is an extremely hardy shrub and can be pruned almost any time of year. Here in Arkansas, the Cooperative Extension Service recommends pruning in late …

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  • Rice cook-off announced

    WEINER — The 2014 Riceland Rice Cook-Off, an official event of the Arkansas Rice Festival, will be Saturday at Weiner Christian Church, located at 321 W. Second St. in Weiner. Recipes may be entered in six divisions — hors d’oeuvres, salads, breads, vegetables, main dishes …

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