• Boy Scouts to host chili supper

    Boy Scouts of America will have a chili dinner from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, located at 3800 Harrison St. in Batesville. The meal includes chili, chips, drink and dessert. Dine-in and carry-out meals will be available. Call-in orders …

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  • Fundraising event to benefit Highland charities

    CHEROKEE VILLAGE — The Ladies Auxiliary of the Highland Elks will have a spaghetti dinner for members and guests from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, located at 15 Elks Drive in Cherokee Village. The meal will include all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad, garlic …

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  • Southern Gospel reunion set

    MOUNTAIN HOME — A Southern Gospel Reunion will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at Twin Lakes Baptist Church in Mountain Home. Featured groups will be Southern Faith, Diamond State Trio, Faith’s Journey and Four Plus One. The event is open to the public. For more …

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  • Service News

    Pvt. Tyler King of Batesville recently enlisted in the Arkansas Army National Guard and has earned education benefits valued at $50,420. He will attend basic training followed by infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga. Upon returning to Arkansas, King will serve with Bravo Company 2nd …

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  • Miss North Central Arkansas Scholarship Pageant seeking entrants

    HARRISON — The Miss North Central Scholarship Pageant will be at 6:30 p.m. March 8 and 9 at Harrison High School auditorium. The pageant on March 8 is open to all ages from any locality. The divisions include: Baby Miss, birth to 18 months, Wee …

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  • Troupe d’Jour visits Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary

    Artist Hal Evans (pictured) leads an exercise during a visit from Troupe d’Jour which provided an Arts-in-Education residence at Sulphur Rock Magnet Elementary School recently. Evans, along with artist Tracy Elizabeth Hult, were able to lead several educational activities for the fourth- and sixth-grade classrooms. …

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  • Paxton earns certifications from ABFM

    Dr. Jason Paxton, emergency medicine physician for White River Medical Center and medical director for Caring Hands Hospice, both in Batesville, has earned his board certification in hospice and palliative medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine. Hospice board certification is a rigorous, comprehensive …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    The old train Depot in Batesville found new life as a restaurant, according to an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Guard. Local musician Danny Dozier was impressed with the architectural details of the building and used his woodworking skills to turn it into “The …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Sept. 8, 1993.

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  • FSA announces program updates

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is reminding producers that the recent update of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 extended the authorization of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the 2008 Farm Bill) for many Commodity Credit …

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  • Ground water reports due soon

    All persons who withdrew ground water and/or diverted surface water, except for domestic purposes, must report their 2012 usage by March 1, according to a news release from the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. Act 408 of 1989 provides for the collection of a late registration …

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  • Lawsuits must be postmarked by March 25

    WASHINGTON — Agri-culture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently reminded Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades that the filing period closes March 25. “Hispanic and women farmers who believe they have faced discriminatory practices in the past from …

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