• Road closing announced

    CAVE CITY — Sharp County Judge Larry Brown has announced that Girtman Road from Grange Road and Highway 230 near Cave City will be closed beginning today until Oct. 7 for road and bridge repair.

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  • Council eyes condemnation

    The Batesville City Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at city hall. The agenda includes a resolution to condemn property at 990 E. College Ave. owned by Danny and Tammy Cox, a report from City Engineer Damon Johnson and comments from Mayor Rick Elumbaugh. …

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  • Hardy to host state tourism visit

    HARDY — Welcome Center personnel from all over the state of Arkansas will be on hand for a reception from 1-4 p.m. next Thursday at the Olde Stonehouse Bed & Breakfast Inn in Hardy. The Hardy Advertising and Promotion Commission will host a reception and …

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  • Literacy project to host trail ride, walk

    MOUNT PLEASANT — The Horse Tales Literacy Project will host a ride and walk event Saturday at Rafter D Ranch in Mount Pleasant as a way to encourage a love for reading in children. The event gets under way shortly after 9 a.m. and include …

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  • GED test set to expire; online exam coming in 2014

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville Adult Education Department announces the current version of the GED test will expire at the end of 2013. The current version, known as the 2002 Series GED test, will be replaced with a new computer-based GED test …

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  • Karate, combat training to be offered

    The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s Community and Technical Education Division will offer training in Okinawan Shorin-Ryu Karate and tactical combat, according to a news release. Sensei Don Gregory, fourth-degree black belt and full range close combat instructor, will teach this traditional martial …

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  • LRR Audubon to meet Tuesday

    CLINTON — Little Red River Audubon Society will present the Arkansas Highways Wildflower Beautification Program by Phillip Moore, program director, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Western Sizzlin’ Restaurant in Clinton. A Dutch-treat meal will begin at 5:30. Door prizes will be awarded after the meeting. …

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  • Ozarka president to give leadership presentation

    MELBOURNE — The Ozarka College Institutional Professional Development Committee will host a presentation on leadership from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday in the John E. Miller Education Complex lecture hall. Ozarka College President Dr. Richard Dawe will give the presentation. He has been president of …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 14, 1994.

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  • Sharp, Jines enter matrimony

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Morgan Sharp and Trevor Jines were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony July 6 at Lydia’s Weddings in Mountain Home. Dr. Glen Putman, the couple’s minister at Walnut Street Baptist Church in Jonesboro, officiated. The bride is the daughter of Mitch …

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  • Interviewing Elvis’ Daughter 101

    As a reporter, reaching out to try and interview someone like Lisa Marie Presley, (OK, not just someone like her — but her), I had my reservations and for years it’s why I never tried until 10 days ago. One, I am a fan who …

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  • Civil War: Starvation at home

    Food became the most crucial problem in the South as the Civil War lingered into a third year in 1863. Farmers were urged to grow corn instead of cotton, but few Confederate soldiers were furloughed, as in the past, to help with the spring planting. …

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