• Shamrock Community Cemetery meeting is Saturday

    CHARLOTTE — An organizational meeting for the Shamrock Community Cemetery will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at 1500 Shamrock Lane in Charlotte. All interested individuals are encouraged to attend.

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  • Salem’s Old Main restoration to hold fundraising event

    SALEM — The Old Main Schoolhouse in Salem will be the setting for an old-fashioned chili supper, pie auction, talent show and candidate meet and greet at 5 p.m. Oct. 4. The school is located at the intersection of Oak and North streets in downtown …

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  • Barbecue, bake sale set for Saturday

    Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will have its annual barbecue and bake sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday. The church is located at the corner of 10th and Oak streets. The price for dinner and a drink is $7. Dinners include barbecue, coleslaw, beans, bread and …

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  • Hoggard reunion announced

    CAVE CITY — The Hoggard reunion will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Cave City First Baptist Church. A potluck will be served. For more information call (870) 613-1371.

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  • ‘Ab ARt’ to be on exhibit at Kresge Gallery

    The Lyon College Kresge Gallery will host “Ab ARt,” an art exhibition featuring the work of contemporary artists from Arkansas who deal with abstraction in their work. The exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to see Arkansas artists working in contemporary modes of painting, drawing and …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 24, 1995.

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  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children as young as 5. Kids …

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  • ATM fees continue to climb, according to survey

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey …

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  • Winners at district fair announced

    MELBOURNE — The North Central Arkansas District Horse Show was held Sept. 24 at the fairgrounds near Melbourne with 115 entries. Winners included: Miniature ponies — Grayson Melton, first; and Lesley Jennings, second. Ponies — Samantha Franks, grand champion and first; Zachery Collins, reserve grand …

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  • Refuge expansion scrapped

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has dropped its plans to gradually buy land to nearly double the size of a wildlife refuge in southeast Arkansas, citing a lack of funds and local support. The federal agency had proposed adding about …

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  • Best school gardens lauded

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Arkansas Agriculture Department has recognized a Springdale elementary school as having the best school garden in the state. The department and lending company Farm Credit announced the winners of the Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year contest on Tuesday. …

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  • Stormy weather in Arkansas forecast for Thursday

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Storm Prediction Center says all of Arkansas is at a slight risk for severe weather Thursday as a band of thunderstorms forms along a cold front moving through the state. Forecasters say the best chances for storms will be late …

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