• Ozarka announces GED schedule

    MELBOURNE  — The GED test will be given at Ozarka College in Melbourne at 8:30 a.m. on June 5 and 19 in Room 516 of the Wyth Duke Adult Education Center. The test will also be given at the following locations: June 3, 17 — …

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  • BAAC hosts Kids Theater Camp

    The Batesville Area Arts Council will host a Kids Summer Theater Camp with Trike Theater Monday through June 7 at Lyon College. Northwest Arkansas’ professional youth theater company will teach a “Pirate Camp” for students in kindergarten through second grade from 9 a.m. to noon …

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  • Reading program to ‘set sail’

    MELBOURNE — The Paul Weaver Library will host “Set Sail on a Reading Adventure” in June in the administration building of Ozarka College at Melbourne. Reading dates are planned for June 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Each day will feature …

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  • The 21st National Trails Day will be Saturday

    “National Trails Day is an opportunity for everyone to get out and have some fun on Arkansas’ trails while celebrating the unmatched system of trails we are so fortunate to have here in the Natural State,” Greg Butts, Arkansas State Parks director, said. “Arkansas’ trails …

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  • Youngs to mark 50 years

    SOUTHSIDE — Charles and Bonnie Young of Southside will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Bonnie Allen and Charles Young were married June 2, 1963, at the home of the late Rev. …

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  • Graduate receives funds

    FLORAL — Lexie Wood of Floral, a recent graduate of Midland High School, has received a $650 scholarship from the Arkansas School Boards Association Education Foundation. The scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who are children of Arkansas school board members and who …

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  • Hackworth, Sneed to wed

    NEWARK — Ronald and Nettie Hackworth of Newark have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Tara Hackworth, to Thomas Sneed, son of Michael and Christine Hardee of Newark. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kenneth and Mary Hackworth of Newark and the …

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  • Honor Roll – Melbourne High

    MELBOURNE — The students listed below made the honor roll for the fourth nine weeks of the 2012-13 school year at Melbourne High School, according to a news release: Seventh: all A’s — Elijah Conley, Cole Lamb, Josie Love, Ryan Moxley, Dereck Savell; general — …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on Dec. 22, 1993.

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  • Hay may have included fire ants

    Cattle producers brought a lot of hay into the area last year in response to the drought. They may have also inadvertently brought fire ants along with the hay. Fire ants are present in south Arkansas and in most of the states around us including …

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  • Trout tourney to be June 8

    GUION — The annual Wilson Creek Sportsman Club Trout Tournament will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 from Wild Haws Landing at Guion, said spokesman Jerry Killian. Prizes will be determined by the number of entries. Cash prizes will be paid through …

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  • NRCS offers wildlife habitat incentives

    LITTLE ROCK — Farmers and landowners statewide have until June 14 to submit applications to receive cost-share assistance to implement conservation activities through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program for the 2013 program year. In addition to statewide funding, WHIP funding is also available through the …

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