• Ozarka offers free GED classes

    MELBOURNE — Ozarka College will hold free GED classes at its Melbourne, Ash Flat, Mammoth Spring and Mountain View campuses beginning Monday. Classes meet from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Melbourne on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays and …

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  • Nelson to speak to Foothills Plant Society

    Foothills Plant Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at First Community Bank Community Room, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Donna Nelson of Heirloom Garden Seeds will speak about alternative methods to pesticides and herbicides in the home …

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  • Musicians, singers invited

    Acoustic musicians and singers will gather at 7 p.m. Monday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. Listeners are welcome. For more information call (870) 307-0258.

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  • Parkinson’s support group to meet

    White River Area Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will hold its regular monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Citizens Bank Annex Building located on College Street in Batesville. The meeting is open to all patients, care givers and friends. For more information call Joan …

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  • ICARE dog wash, dip set

    MELBOURNE — A dog wash and dip will be sponsored by Izard County Animal Rescue Effort from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Corner Drug Store in Melbourne. A wash is $10 and a dip is $5. Dr. Nanci Solis of Thousand Hills Veterinary …

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  • Lafferty holds homecoming

    LAFFERTY — Homecoming at Lafferty Community Church will be Sunday. The morning service will be at 10:45 with Jack McCarrol providing the message, followed by a potluck. Special music in the afternoon will be provided by the Tiptons and Quillen Edwards. The event is open …

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  • Electric Co-op awards $50K energy makeover

    LITTLE ROCK — The $50,000 energy efficiency makeover manufactured home edition sponsored by Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been won by Connie Jefferies of Damascus. Jefferies’ 1999 single-wide home will receive up to $50,000 in energy efficiency improvements. During a recent energy audit, experts pinpointed …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    When Barney Sellers took this photo, he slugged it “some pretty barn,” and wrote: This beautifully designed barn, made mostly of native stone is located near Wirth” in Sharp County. “An unusual barn … it had wood floors.”    

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  • Inventor purchases former Dogpatch park land for $2M

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The inventor of a “spill-proof” dog bowl and his partners purchased what is left of a northern Arkansas former theme park based on a comic strip for about $2 million. Charles “Bud” Pelsor, the CEO of Great American Spillproof Products Inc., …

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  • Senators seek to end lt. gov. post

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Two Arkansas legislators proposed abolishing the lieutenant governor’s office, deriding it Thursday as outdated and unnecessary and saying they’ll push during the next legislative session to have voters decide whether to keep the post. Less than three months before voters will …

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  • Truck driver killed in crash

    DOMINO, Texas (AP) — An Arkansas truck driver has died in a two-semitrailer collision near Texarkana. A Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman says 57-year-old Lonnie Warmick of Nashville, Arkansas, was killed Thursday morning. She says Warmick was driving a logging truck southbound on U.S. …

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  • Determined Cave City man regains eyesight, earns award

    Larry Stroud of Cave City has been named as an area Consumer of the Year (COY) by the Department of Human Services Division of Services for the Blind (DSB). Stroud is the associate editor and a columnist for the Batesville Daily Guard. Because of his …

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