• Folk Center to host ‘Handcrafted Evening in the Park’

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Handcrafted Evening in the Park will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at Ozark Folk Center State Park, located at 1032 Park Ave. in Mountain View. Visitors can experience for free the craft village, where crafts people create fine functional …

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  • Revival to begin Sunday

    Lighthouse Apostolic Church will have a revival Sunday through Tuesday. Meeting times are 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Evangelist is the Rev. Mike Herring. The church is located at 1701 Batesville Blvd. For more information call (870) 834-4970.

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  • State park to host camp

    POCAHONTAS — Davidsonville Historic State Park will have an adventure camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 15 through 17. Children age 8 through 12 will learn more about the park and nature through activities such as crafts, games and hiking. The fee is …

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  • Gospel performance set

    SEARCY — Mark Lowry and the Martins will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Trinity Baptist Church, located at 1601 E. Moore St. in Searcy. The history between Lowry and sibling trio Joyce, Jonathan and Judy Martin spans more than two decades and can be …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Jan. 31, 1995.

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  • Shigellosis cases on the rise

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas has seen a big increase this year in the number of reported cases of shigellosis, a stomach illness that is typically spread at nursing homes and childcare facilities, the state Department of Health said. The health department said 568 cases …

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  • Rogers Police Department:  DWI enforcement still in effect

    ROGERS (AP) — The Rogers Police Department is cautioning motorists that its special DWI enforcement and speeding program is still in effect. Local police have been participating in both programs since June 28. The special enforcement program is designed to promote safe travel during the …

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  • Knitting, crocheting to be taught

    A knitting and crocheting class is forming at the Paper Chase Book Store in downtown Batesville. The first meeting is set for 6 p.m. Monday. For more information call (870) 793-4276.

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  • Boat sucked into lock

    A party barge that got away from its owner late Monday afternoon at Kennedy Park and spent the night hung up on a safety catch line, later ended up in the Batesville hydroelectric system intake lock. Authorities say the barge, without passengers, slipped off its …

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  • Utility rates to rise

    Utility rates are going up for Batesville customers. Tuesday night, the city council met and approved by a unanimous vote the third and final reading of an ordinance modifying fees and rates charged by the Batesville Water and Sewer Utilities. Among the other changes, rates …

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  • Meeks wins car at ‘Celebrate America’

    Billy E. Meeks was shooting off fireworks for friends and family last Friday night on his farm near Floral when his wife, Jannette, received a text message on her cell phone that he had won a new car in Citizens Bank’s “Celebrate America 2014” drawings …

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  • Man charged in wire theft

    A Batesville man learned a hard lesson in wire theft Thursday: Don’t do it in front of witnesses and don’t leave evidence behind with your name on it. Jeremy A. Taylor, 31, of Edgar Road was arrested Thursday after witnesses called police and reported Taylor …

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