• Evins appointed chairman

    MELBOURNE — Bob Evins of Cherokee Village was appointed chairman of the Ozarka College Board of Trustees during the board’s regular meeting Sept. 19 at Mountain View. He will serve a two-year term as board chair. Jack Yancey of Brockwell was appointed vice chairman and …

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  • Children’s poet to visit Batesville

    The White River Reading Council will host children’s poet laureate Kenn Nesbitt from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Morningside Coffee House, 616 Harrison St., Batesville. Admission is free and open to all ages. Nesbitt, who will also be doing workshops at Eagle Mountain Magnet …

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  • Medal of Honor recipient to join veterans job fair

    LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation at a job fair for veterans, transitioning service members and military spouses. More than 55 employers are expected to participate in Tuesday’s event at the Statehouse …

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  • Teen pleads not guilty in death of neighbor girl

    BLYTHEVILLE (AP) — An Arkansas teenager accused of killing an 11-year-old girl has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. Seventeen-year-old Christopher Sowell pleaded not guilty to the charge on Thursday. He’s due back in court on Oct. 14, and his trial is set to begin …

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  • Alleged shooter found mentally fit

    HOPE (AP) — An Ozan man accused of shooting an Arkansas State Police trooper during a traffic stop has been found mentally fit to stand trial. Herman Lee White is charged with first-degree battery of a law enforcement officer for the March 2012 shooting of …

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  • Annual nut sale begins

    ASH FLAT — The Sharp County Conservation District’s annual nut sale is under way, said Kerrie Brightwell, district secretary. Orders can be placed from now until Nov. 1, she said, adding, “The nuts will arrive just in time for Thanksgiving and they make great Christmas …

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  • Lighthouse Apostolic sets revival

    SOUTHSIDE — Lighthouse Apostolic Church will have revival services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Evangelist is Devin England. The church is located at 1701 Batesville Blvd. in Southside, across from Mountain Meadows nursing home.

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  • News of Other Days

    Editor’s note: This column ran previously in the Guard on April 20, 1994.

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  • A glance at days gone by

    This young basketball team at Lost Cane School about 1953 includes (front row, from left) Lavonne Boren, Glenda Southern, Shirley Montgomery, Weltha Kay Mathes, unknown, Doris McCallis, Beatrice Wiggington, (back row) Bobbye Sivage, unknown, Shirley Statler, Sherrie Lewis, Glenda Towles, Carolyn Hicks, Faye Estes (now …

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  • Club News

    United States Daughters of 1812 members Jeanette Frahm, Mary Reid Warner and Sheila Beatty attended the two-day annual seminar and book fair of the Arkansas Genealogical Society, held recently in North Little Rock. There were attendees from eight states. The featured speaker was J. Mark …

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  • Women’s program scheduled

    MOUNTAIN HOME — Bull Shoals-White River State Park will be hosting a Women’s Outdoor Weekend Oct.4-6, said Julie Lovett of the park’s staff. “During this three-day, two-night workshop, participants will attend different sessions on basic camping/backpacking skills, beginning bird watching, intro to fly fishing, beginning …

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  • Med student takes oath

    HOUSTON — Medical student Grant McChesney of Batesville recently received his white coat during a ceremony for students, according to a news release. McChesney is a first-year medical student at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. In August the class of 2017 took the …

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