• Regional Health Fair announced

    FAIRFIELD BAY — The KFFB 106.1 annual Regional Health and Wellness Fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the HART Fitness Center, located at 134 Hillview Drive in Fairfield Bay. More than 75 doctors, nurses and other medical personnel will …

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  • Legion to hold Oktoberfest

    American Legion Auxiliary is hosting an Oktoberfest and dance from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the American Legion Banquet Hall, located at 100 Legion Lane in Batesville (off Highway 69 toward Cushman). The event is a scholarship fundraiser. The cover charge is $10 per …

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  • C-Ridge nixes tower sale

    NEWARK — The radio tower that’s called the Cedar Ridge School District home for more than 20 years is staying put after the Cedar Ridge School Board voted Sept. 17 not to sell it to Grain Communications Group in Sarasota, Fla. The tower is owned …

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  • Museum gets ‘field trip’ grant

    Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville recently received funding to expand its Field Trip Grant program, said Amanda Nikkel, humanities educator. “This program was originally created for the 2009-2010 school year to encourage public schools to take advantage of the regional educational opportunities that the …

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  • Man who escaped Calif. prison arrested in Ark.

    HOT SPRINGS (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from a California prison in 1977 has been captured in Arkansas, where he was living under an alias. The Garland County Sheriff’s Office says 69-year-old Michael Ray Morrow was arrested without incident Monday in Jessieville. …

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  • AG seeks e-cigarette regulation

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is among 40 attorneys general urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to meet its own deadline and regulate electronic cigarettes in the same way it regulates tobacco products. In a letter sent to the FDA …

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  • Law change sought

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A federal wildlife protection law passed in 1900 has put modern-day fish farmers at risk of being fined or jailed if they accidentally ship an undocumented fish across state line. A congressman in Arkansas, third in the nation for aquaculture production, …

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  • Trial under way in Little Rock for ex-cop

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A prosecutor says former Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings acted with “reckless disregard” when he shot and killed a teenager suspected in a string of vehicle break-ins. Chief deputy prosecutor John Johnson made the comment Tuesday during opening statements in …

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  • Student club nets distinguished award

    West Magnet Elementary’s K-Kids organization has been named the International Distinguished Club for 2012-13 by Kiwanis International, according to adviser Ronda Bryant. K-Kids is an international program for elementary students that focuses on serving the community and creating leaders. It is sponsored by Kiwanis. “West …

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  • Lee Brice to perform at downtown Jonesboro

    JONESBORO — The fifth annual Downtown Jonesboro BBQ and Music Fest will be held Saturday in Jonesboro. The free event will include music throughout the day, a barbecue contest, food and giveaways, according to event chairman and Jonesboro Alderman Tim McCall. Music begins downtown at …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 18, 1994.

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  • Radio club to meet

    Batesville Area Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Community Room at First Community Bank, located at the corner of St. Louis and Harrison streets in Batesville. The meeting is open to anyone interested in ham radio. Testing can be arranged for …

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