• Glad Hearts to perform at Calico Rock

    Calico Rock — Local group Glad Hearts from the Ozarks will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Calico Rock Music Hall.
    Glad Hearts features Billie Bell on doghouse bass and vocals, Kaye Allen on guitar and lead vocals, Joyce Duggins on mandolin, and Bonnie Chandler on banjo.
    The music hall is located at the junction of state highways 5 and 56 in Calico Rock in the historic Methodist church building.
    For more information call (870) 297-3100.

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  • Census workers doing GPS marking

    LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel reports that his office has received inquiries from Arkansas residents regarding GPS “marking” by United States Census personnel and issued a statement to advise consumers concerned about the process.

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  • Wilson, Throneberry solemnize vows

    Lauren Elise Wilson and Corey Barton Throneberry were united in marriage at 6 p.m. June 13 at West Baptist Church with Dr. David Wilson, uncle of the bride, and the Rev. Jerry M. Wilson, grandfather of the bride, officiating at the candlelight service. A special prayer was given by Neal Winstead and scripture was read by Amy Wilson, cousin of the bride.

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  • Glenn, Hunter plan nuptials for Saturday

    LYNN — Randy and Belinda Glenn of Lynn announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Cassandra Lou Glenn, to Rickey James Hunter, son of Corky and Geniave Hunter of Lynn.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jack and Betty Rainwater and Sherry Glenn, all of Lynn, and the late Larry Glenn. She is a 2006 graduate of Black Rock High School and a 2009 graduate of Arkansas State University with a bachelor of science in biology. She will attend medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock this fall.

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  • Annoying TV hosts

    I watch too much TV. Even in summer, which is supposed to be my vacation from prime time, I find myself switching on the boob tube looking for some new hot show. And if there’s nothing that qualifies, I inevitably settle for something “less than.”
    Which explains why I’m watching yet another season of “Big Brother.” With the exception of my can’t-miss “Survivor” and HGTV makeovers, I can stand most reality shows only to a certain extent and when I’ve had my fill, I’m ready to channel surf.

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  • Judging the moment

    It’s the moment when the usually calm mother screams at her kids, or the normally kind man losing his temper or the competent TV news anchor rolls her eyes after a trying segment.
    Yet still we judge.
    Whether it’s a celebrity or the average Joe or Jane, we take one slice of a person’s life and assume it’s the net sum of their total character.

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  • Area Briefs

    Resignation to be discussed

    CONCORD — The Concord School Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in the administration building to accept an employee resignation, according to an agenda for the session.
    A financial report will also be reviewed.

     

    Correction
    The time for a Look Good, Feel Better program was incorrectly listed in Tuesday’s Guard. It will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday.

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  • Powering Rural Development session slated

    CAVE CITY — A Powering Rural Development focus group session for Sharp County citizens will be from 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the safe room on the Cave City School campus, said organizer Greg Bess.
    Bess is president of the Sharp County Economic Develop Commission, which hosts focus group sessions along with Arkansas State University’s Delta Center for Economic Development and the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas. Bess is also president of the North Central Arkansas Regional Economic Development Commission.

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  • Patriot Guard attends funeral

    PLEASANT PLAINS — More than 25 American flags flapped in the wind Monday as members of the Patriot Guard Riders showed up for the funeral of Corey Joe Sample.
    Sample, 21, of Pleasant Plains died in a motorcycle accident Thursday. He was a soldier in the U.S. Army.
    “We come out to military funerals, funerals for firemen and policemen,” said the south Arkansas ride captain, Ron “2Lane” Shaw of Hot Springs. “We honor our fallen heroes.”

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  • City seeks parks plan

    Batesville’s city fathers want a comprehensive plan for parks and recreation.
    At Tuesday night’s meeting, the city council agreed to budget more than $12,000 for the 2010 year to contract with the University of Arkansas.
    Mayor Rick Elumbaugh said he had been approached by the parks commission about having a comprehensive plan for the parks department, where not only have the recreation areas aged but also “we have outgrown our facilities.”

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  • Rain dampens numbers, not spirit

    The opening night at the Independence County Fair forecasted a steady rain, but that wasn’t enough to keep the community from enjoying the festivities on the corner of White Drive and Central Avenue.
    Whether the preference was staying inside to see the exhibits and watch the youth talent competition or heading outside to enjoy the Ferris wheel or eat at St. Mary’s hamburger stand, a wide selection was offered to those in attendance.

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  • Sports Calendar

    Today
    Running: White River Roadrunners run and meeting, Citizens Bank Annex, run begins at 6 p.m., meeting, 7

    Wednesday
    Canoe racing: Registration and boat inspection for The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals State Park, 2 p.m.

    Thursday
    Canoe racing: The National Invitational White River Canoe Race, Bull Shoals to Norfork, 7:45 a.m.

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