• ‘Ozark Folks’ is theme of contest

    MOUNTAIN VIEW — The Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View is sponsoring a photography contest with the theme “Ozark Folks.” Photographs entered in the contest must be taken during the 2012 season at the park, where Ozark folks of all ages can be …

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  • State to help reduce hunger in Mississippi

    JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi has the highest obesity rate in the nation, yet it also has the highest percentage of households unable to afford enough food for a healthy lifestyle. It seems like a contradiction. Yet, state Agriculture Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith says the two problems …

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  • Childhood at a sanatorium – Preservation official recalls days at institution

    BOONEVILLE (AP) — For Jim Biggs Jr., growing up at the Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium provided everything for an “ideal” childhood. With a mortality rate at 80 percent for tuberculosis in Arkansas in the early 20th century, the General Assembly in 1909 approved legislation to …

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  • Burghart, Gates marry in double-ring ceremony

    Jordan Burghart and Chad Gates Jr. were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony June 2 at Fellowship Baptist Church. Earl Burghart officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Kristi Burghart of Colt. The groom’s parents are Chad and Shelia Gates of Batesville. …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The Old Landers Theatre sign was removed recently so it can undergo restoration (see photo on Page 1 of the June 12, 2012, edition of the Batesville Daily Guard). But “old” is a relative term. Just how many signs and marquees have marked the historic …

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  • Community fest is Saturday

    LYNN — A community fest will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Lynn Gymnasium. Local musicians will entertain, including Tim Crouch, the Murphy Bluegrass Boys and Billy Snow. There will be free food and door prizes. Donations will be accepted for the …

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  • Youth service club begins in CC

    CAVE CITY — A new Modern Woodmen of America youth service club is starting in Cave City. The club will have its first activity at 3 p.m. Saturday at 5615 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville. Children between the ages of 12 and 16 are …

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  • Hope Lutheran holds VBS

    Hope Lutheran Church will have vacation Bible school from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 25 through 28. The church is located at 2415 E. Main St. in Batesville.

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  • Retirement reception scheduled

    SOUTHSIDE — A drop-in retirement reception for Tommy J. Milligan of Hughes, Welch & Milligan, CPAs, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. June 30 at First Community Bank, located at 1 Allen Chapel Road in Southside. The event is open to the public.

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  • Radio club takes part in Field Day

    ALMOND — The Batesville area ham radio operators will join thousands of amateur radio operators this weekend in showing off their emergency capabilities. Ham radio operators provide critical communications during tornados and other natural disasters worldwide, a news release states. Field Day is the climax …

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  • Legal Aid board to meet

    SPRINGDALE — The Legal Aid of Arkansas board of directors will hold a regular meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at 1200 Henryetta St. in Springdale. The meeting is open to the public. Legal Aid of Arkansas is a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services …

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  • Finding fun on the tennis court

    For the last couple of months, my 12-year-old daughter Alexas and I have become obsessed with tennis. We don’t know the rules and we don’t care. Those lines on the court mean nothing to us. We serve from where ever we want and the ball …

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