• Lyon to host ‘Failures’ art exhibit

    Kresge Gallery at Lyon College will host “Failures,” an art exhibition featuring work of 10 artists from Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, according to a news release. The exhibition runs from Sept. 23 to Nov. 1. The opening reception is 5-7 p.m. Oct. 3. The works …

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  • Massey to lead ASU-Newport

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Arkansas State University system President Charles Welch has announced the promotion of a vice chancellor at the ASU-Newport campus to chancellor of the campus. Welch said Tuesday that Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sandra Massey will take over as chancellor immediately. …

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  • Mother’s Day Out offered

    PLEASANT PLAINS — Pleasant Plains United Methodist Church will have a Mother’s Day Out Program from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday for infants to children 6 years old. The church will provide an afternoon snack of cookies and Kool-Aid. Limited space is available. To pre-register …

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  • U.S. 167 widening to be topic

    CAVE CITY — Bruce Street, District 5 maintenance engineer for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, will be the speaker for Thursday’s Cave City Kiwanis Club meeting, said Lisa Reschke, program director. Street is expected to speak about the upcoming widening project on U.S. Highway …

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  • Magness roads to be resurfaced

    The Arkansas State Highway Commission approved a bid for improvements to roadways in Independence County, according to officials. About 1.3 miles of three roads in Magness will be resurfaced: • Cleghorn Chapel, between Harrison Street and McDoniel Road, 0.4 mile; • Waldrip Road, between Padgett Island Road …

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 11, 1994.

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  • ASU holds workshop on oral history research

    JONESBORO — Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will host a workshop on documenting and presenting local history and culture at 8 a.m. Friday in the Mockingbird Room of the Carl R. Reng Student Union. Dr. Barbara Truesdell of Indiana University and Dr. Douglas Boyd of …

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  • AETN seeks recipes

    CONWAY — The Arkansas Educational Television Network is currently accepting recipe submissions for possible publication in a new cookbook to accompany the network’s “Cooking on the Wild Side” series. Viewers are invited to submit their fish, venison, side dish, soup, chili or dessert recipes to …

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  • Letters to the Editor

    Respect for principal Dear Editor, I appreciate the Guard’s recognition of area educators upon their retirement and other noteworthy accomplishments. When Mr. Qualls called to say that you wanted to print an article recognizing my years of service, I was flattered. I enjoyed visiting with Mr. Qualls, …

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  • Aprons to be displayed in Cotter

    COTTER — Aprons will be a featured display in the Hill ’N Hollow Quilters’ booth at the Bridge Bash on Sept. 21 at Big Springs Park in Cotter. Guild members have made the aprons for donation to the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to …

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  • What would we do without computers?

    As I stumble sleepily from the bed, I weave up the hall to my office. I swing by my computer hitting the on button as I head to the kitchen to pour a bowl of raisin bran. I grab an apple as well and head …

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  • Time to investigate 107-year-old’s death

    Better late than never, we suppose. We hope it’s not too late for an investigation that will speak to doubts and complaints about Pine Bluff, Ark., police shooting a 107-year-old man who barricaded himself in his bedroom last weekend. A Jefferson County circuit judge has …

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