• Heber Springs author to sign books in Batesville

    HEBER SPRINGS — Author Jimmy D. Ogle recently released his new Bible interpretation book, “1000 Years of Perfect Justice,” and will be signing copies between 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday at Hastings Books & Music at 2340 Harrison St. in Batesville, said Jim Miller, marketing …

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  • Cemetery cleaning scheduled

    SULPHUR ROCK — A cleaning will be held at Sulphur Rock Cemetery at 8 a.m. Saturday. Volunteers are asked to bring equipment to cut branches and bushes.

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  • Crawford family reunion set

    The Crawford family reunion will be Saturday at the Oak Bluff School House, located on Oak Bluff Road. A potluck will be served at noon. All family and friends are invited.

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  • Couple announces plans to marry

    Beun and Ashley Gay of Batesville have announced the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Kassidy Gay, to Robert Cox, son of Tony and Christina Cox of Batesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dorothy Gay and the late Carlon Gay. She is a …

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  • Calico Rock student nets scholarship

    JONESBORO — Hannah Beth Wright of Calico Rock, a senior, has been selected to receive the Lillian Barton Scholarship for the fall semester at Arkansas State University, announced Dr. Mary Jane Bradley, director of Professional Education Programs and scholarship committee chairwoman. Wright’s field of study …

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  • Science fair winners named

    LYNN — Science fair winners have been named in a recent contest hosted by Hillcrest Elementary. Kindergarten winners included Peyton Glenn first place; Cole Poff, second place; and Errin Wright, third place. Honorable mention went to Addison Doyle. First-grade winners included Kylie Geurin, first; Haley …

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  • Uncle: Family to claim suspect’s body

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties. …

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  • Inspection prompts Phillips Co. jail closure

    HELENA-WEST HELENA (AP) — Phillips County has closed its jail after a state inspection cited conditions that are unsafe and unhealthy for inmates and workers. Sheriff Neal Byrd announced the closure Tuesday. He says the jail’s 60 inmates were moved to nearby jails, with most …

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  • News of Other Days

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

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  • Beware the American prom

    Editor Note: This is an excerpt from Tom Purcell’s new book, “Comical Sense: A Lone Humorist Takes on a World Gone Nutty!” available at amazon.com.   Proms sure have gotten expensive these days. According to the San Jose Mercury News, high school kids spend nearly …

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  • Boston bombers and the theory of relative laziness

    My working theory — you could call it a philosophy, or a freestanding reason of how the world works — is what I call the Theory of Relative Laziness. It goes like this: Never attribute anything to conspiracy, coordination or planning when laziness could explain …

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  • Tests link deadly ricin to Obama letter suspect

    TUPELO, Miss. — When poison-laced letters were sent to President Barack Obama and two other officials, it didn’t take long to track down a suspect based on a phrase often used by an Elvis impersonator named Kevin Curtis: “I am KC and I approve this …

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