• AHPP offers free nomination training

    LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will offer a free training session April 28 for anyone interested in nominating a property to the National Register of Historic Places, the country’s official list of historically significant sites, AHPP director Frances McSwain announced recently. The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Nov. 5, 1992. 96 YEARS AGO Ramsey Searcy of Desha was in Batesville today marketing cotton. He brought eight bales of cotton in one load and the bales averaged 500 pounds each. He received 16-1/4 …

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  • Arkansas featured in new cookbook series

    Kosciusko, Miss. — Great American Publishers (www.greatamericanpublishers.com) has released “Eat & Explore Arkansas” as part of its new Eat & Explore State Cookbook Series, according to a news release. The 192-page cookbook contains more than 150 traditional recipes straight from the kitchens of Arkansas natives. …

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  • Workshops at Powhatan state park involve rugs, herbs, stringing pearls

    POWHATAN — Workshops involving rug making, herb gardening and pearl stringing are coming up at Powhatan Historic State Park in Lawrence County, said Kristyn Watts, park interpreter. A Hooked Rug Workshop will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 28. The registration fee is $15 per …

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  • Police warn ranchers to watch for rustlers

    HOPE (AP) — Authorities in southwest Arkansas are warning ranchers to be alert for cattle rustlers. Last week, 145 head valued at $150,000 were stolen from Yellow Creek Ranch in Hempstead County and officials say the thefts are a growing problem. Howard County Chief Deputy …

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  • Suspects caught stealing gas from church van

    Allegedly caught stealing gas from a church van in Stone County, a Calico Rock woman is being charged with felony and misdemeanor breaking/entering and theft in Independence County, according to a court affidavit. In the affidavit, Independence County Sheriff’s Investigator Dustin Robbins said that on …

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  • Man claims dead person was coming to kill him

    Claiming that he was going to be killed by a dead man, Landon R. Mercer, 30, of Newport Road, was arrested as he stood yelling his fears in the front yard of Cecil Wyatt of Rosie around 4 a.m. Saturday. Independence County Deputy Darin Brewer …

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  • Man charged with passing fake $20s

    Dustin Couch Claiming he didn’t know his money was phony, a Batesville man has been arrested on four counts of first-degree forgery, according to a court affidavit. Detective Jeff Sims with the Independence County Sheriff’s Office said Dustin Leroy Couch, 21, of Porter Street, was …

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  • Fake $20 turns up

    Yet another phony $20 bill has turned up at a local business. North Arkansas Farm Supply management reported that an employee was making change for a customer Monday afternoon when he noticed a $20 bill that didn’t look right. “Upon checking the bill with a …

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  • Ozarka plans extravaganza

    MELBOURNE — The Friends of the Paul Weaver Library at Ozarka College at Melbourne will host the inaugural Tour D’ Art: Literature Reading and Art Extravaganza from 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex Auditorium. The event is free and open to …

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  • Midland sets graduation for May 3

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Midland High School graduation will be at 6:30 p.m. May 3 at Independence Hall on the campus of the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. There will be 35 graduates. Co-valedictorians are Austin Pearson and Emma Sellers. Pearson’s activities and clubs …

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  • Midland sets registration

    FLORAL — Kindergarten registration at the Midland School District for the 2012-13 school year will be held April 26 in the counselor’s office at the elementary campus. The following documents will be required to complete registration: certificate of birth, Social Security number, up-to-date immunization record …

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