• Lost Machina to perform in Little Rock

    LITTLE ROCK — Local band Lost Machina will perform at the Battle of the Bands Finals beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday at Downtown Music at 211 W. Capital Ave. in Little Rock. The band placed second during the Dec. 20 performance. Tickets for the finals …

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  • Quiz bowl tourney set

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville will once again host the Invitational High School Quiz Bowl on Feb. 23. Volunteers are welcome and can contact Tina Paul, UACCB director of development, for more information about how to help with event at tpaul@uaccb.edu or …

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  • Jubilee Family to hold Super Bowl viewing party

    Jubilee Family Church will show the Super Bowl at 5:30 p.m. Sunday on a 120-inch by 67-inch high-definition projection screen with a 2000-watt sound system. Steve Carrier, a member of the Mega Force Team and a Guinness World Record holder, will make a presentation at …

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  • Service News

    Norfolk, Va. — Marine Corps Pfc. Michael A. Parker, son of Army Sgt. 1st Class Jonathon L. and Carrie L. Parker of Fort Belvoir, Va., and grandson of Darla Sharp of Concord, earned the title of United States Marine after graduating from recruit training at …

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  • This Day in History…

    Today is Friday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2013. There are 333 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 1, 2003, the space shuttle Columbia broke up during re-entry, killing all seven of its crew members. On this date: In …

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  • Honor Rolls – Hillcrest Elementary, Midland Elementary

    LYNN — The students listed below made the honor roll for the second nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Hillcrest Elementary School at Lynn, according to a news release: First: all A’s — Jennifer Brown, Summer Doyle, Taylor Foster, Kylie Geurin, Haley King, …

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  • Honor students named

    HOT SPRINGS — The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts recently announced the 2012-13 fall semester honor roll. Area students who made all A’s include: Cherokee Village — Karam Sra.   Area students who made all A’s and B’s include: Batesville — Meagan …

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  • Student receives diploma

    ABILENE, Texas — Sara Brooke Montgomery of Searcy recently graduated from Hardin-Simmons University during commencement ceremonies held in December in HSU’s Behrens Auditorium, according to a news release. Montgomery graduated with a doctor of physical therapy during one of two commencement ceremonies. She was one …

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  • SAU names students

    MAGNOLIA — A total of 214 students were named to the President’s List at Southern Arkansas University following the fall 2012 semester. To be qualified for the President’s List, a student must earn all A’s for the semester. Area students include Jason Dahl from Batesville …

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  • A Glance at Days Gone By

    AN UNIDENTIFIED picker concentrates as he plays guitar in Stone County almost 25 years ago. The picture is one of many of the late Samm Woolley Coombs’ photos now on display at Old Independence Regional Museum. It is also one of the numerous pictures in …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Aug. 25, 1993.

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  • Ed Koch, mayor who became a symbol of NYC, dies at 88

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ed Koch’s favorite moment as mayor of New York City, fittingly, involved yelling. Suddenly inspired to do something brash about the rare transit strike that crippled the city in 1980, he strode down to the Brooklyn Bridge to encourage commuters who …

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